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Herbie's 50 Year Anniversary In Florida

March 15-17, 2019
   
Places To Stay...

There's been much posted on our Facebook page regarding the selection and booking of hotels for the event.  We know this can be confusing when it is made in different posts over a span of time so I have decided to make this page which hopefully will ask most of your questions and help us determine which rooms (there are currently over 90 rooms reserved in 4 different hotels) we will want to keep and which ones we will terminate the contracts on as we move forward.  There is also a questionnaire at the end of this page that will help us to make the right decisions.  If you still plan on attending the event, please click here for the questionnaire or simply go to the end of this page after you have reviewed the following info.  If you call any of the hotels, you should tell them you are with the Herbie's 50th Anniversary Group.

Current Rooms Reserved For Event

Disney World All Star Movies Resort

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com

We now have 15 rooms reserved as a block.  We would need to book at least 10 rooms in order to get the prices and perks listed here.  If we do not take these rooms before December 14th, I will be forced to cancel the block or pay for a 10 room minimum, so if you really want to stay at Disney, please start talking this up on our Facebook page and get as many as possible to join you.  We might be able to get extra rooms if necessary, but must keep at least 10 on any one night (the only block of rooms we have that has a penalty clause).  The reservations are for arriving March 14th, 2019 and checking out on the morning of March 18th.  If you need extra days and/or would want to stay a shorter period of time, just let them know when making the reservation.  You must make your own reservation, putting down a one night deposit, and will be held responsible for the cost if you decide to cancel and/or change the number of nights which could affect others in the group so be sure you are seriously considering this option. Disney will not take reservations until Monday, September 17, 2018, and they cannot guarantee that the rooms will be in the Herbie wing although that has been requested and they say that they do their best to fulfill the visitors request.

Bottom Line, around $192/night.

Summary

1.  Fifteen (15) rooms currently reserved for event.

2.  Must use at least 10 rooms per day otherwise charged for unused rooms.

3.  Block reserved for Thursday March 14 and checking out Monday March 18.

4.  Extra nights may be available if needed.

5.  Rooms have 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed and sleep 4.

6.  Individuals could choose to share rooms to reduce cost.

7.  Reservations can be made starting Monday, September 17, 2018.

8.  Block of rooms NOT GUARANTEED for Herbie wing. 

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Disney World All Star Movies Resort (Private Reserved Rooms)

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com

Since we were not sure if we could even get a block of rooms, we also booked 3 rooms for the same nights Thursday March 14th and checking out Monday March 18th. These rooms were reserved and a deposit was made for each room to hold them for us.  If you take one of these rooms for one or more days, you will not be getting the perks listed above but again should be in the Herbie wing (but that is not guaranteed).  Also, the parking fee is not included but they can be cancelled up to a week in advance of the event.  Two people have already asked to reserve these for them (vs. the block) and the last one will be held in reserve just in case.  We highly recommend that anyone else who may want to go this direction to ensure they have a room at Disney should call and make their own reservation as soon as possible.

Bottom Line, around $185/night.

Summary

1.  Three (3) rooms currently reserved with two already taken and one held in reserve.

2.  No minimum number required.

3.  Block reserved for Thursday March 14 and checking out Monday March 18.

4.  Extra nights may be available if needed.

5.  Rooms have 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed and sleep 4.

6.  Individuals could choose to share rooms to reduce cost.

7.  Reservations can be made now by calling Disney booking (407) 939-1936.

8.  Block of rooms NOT GUARANTEED for Herbie wing. 

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Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel

2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

https://www.bestwestern.com

 

The Best Western is a very nice hotel located at the north entrance of Disney/Disney Springs.  We could not get a block of rooms here although individual rooms do seem to be available.  Currently we know of one family staying here due to it's closeness to Disney and walking distance to Disney Springs, restaurants, etc..  The price seems to be inline with the Disney All Star Resort, i.e., around $185-$190/night.  If you plan on staying here, you will pretty much be on your own.

Bottom Line, around $185-$190/night.

Summary

1.  No block of rooms reserved for event.

2.  Can book whatever nights you desire.

3.  Close to Disney/Attractions

4.  Rooms have 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed.

5.  Individuals could choose to share rooms to reduce cost.

6.  Reservations can be made at any time by calling (407) 828-2424.

7.  Limited number of rooms available, i.e., you may be by yourself.

8.  No additional security for cars.

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Comfort Inn - Lake Buena Vista

8686 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836

https://www.choicehotels.com

I was looking for a lower cost hotel that might be close to Disney and came across this one.  I have 15 rooms reserved and it is just across the street from the Disney entrance within walking distance of The Best Western.  I really do not believe this hotel has that much to offer (for one I do not like the parking area) and if no one expresses interest in it before July 15th, I'm going to cancel the reservations...

Bottom Line, around $145/night.

Summary

1.  Fifteen (15) rooms currently reserved for event.

2.  Block reserved for Thursday March 14 and checking out Monday March 18.

3.  Extra nights may be available if needed.

4.  Rooms have 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed.

5.  Individuals could choose to share rooms to reduce cost.

6.  Reservations can be made by calling (480) 653-9329.

7.  Concern regarding parking area.

8.  No additional security for cars.. 

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Comfort Inn Maingate East

2775 Florida Plaza Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

https://www.choicehotels.com

This hotel has been around for years and is approximately 2 miles from the South entrance to Disney and right next to Old Town in Kissimmee where we hopefully will be spending Saturday afternoon and Fun Spot for the children.  it's a very nice hotel with a well lit parking area and is isolated from all the heavy traffic of Disney hopefully making it safer for leaving our cars.  Anyway, they have an area where we can meet if we would like, a pool open 24 hours, etc., and I have booked 15 rooms with King size beds and one pullout couch, and 10 rooms with double Queen size beds.  A nice medium priced hotel with plenty of room.

Bottom Line, around $135/night.

Summary

1.  Twenty Five (25) rooms currently reserved for event.

2.  Block reserved for Thursday March 14 and checking out Monday March 18.

3.  Extra nights may be available if needed.

4.  Rooms have 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed.

5.  Individuals could choose to share rooms to reduce cost.

6.  Reservations can be made by calling (407) 397-7848.

7.  Well lit parking area all in front of hotel.

8.  Currently planning on additional security for cars, i.e., live video feed.

9.  Close to Disney with Bus Service and next door to Old Town USA and Fun Spot.

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Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East

5678 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746

http://www.seralagohotel.com/

 

The Seralago is located just around the corner from the Comfort Inn Maingate, Old Town USA and Fun Spot for the children.  It is an older hotel but I have personally used it for 8 years as a host hotel for Jingle Bugs Rock and it was always clean when we stayed there.  I've reserved 25 rooms, 20 with two double beds and 5 family suites which have one double bed and a separate room for up to 3 children.  Again, they have amble parking which is well lit, and like the CI, bus service to/from Disney.

Bottom Line, around $76/night for double beds

and $98/night for the family suites.

Summary

1.  Twenty Five (25) rooms currently reserved for event.

2.  Block reserved for Thursday March 14 and checking out Monday March 18.

3.  Extra nights may be available if needed.

4.  Rooms have 2 Double Beds or a Queen Bed with Bunk Beds in the Children's Suite (holds two adults and three children).

5.  Individuals could choose to share rooms to reduce cost.

6.  Reservations can be made by calling (407) 396-4488.

7.  Well lit parking area.

8.  No additional security for cars.

9.  Close to Disney with Bus Service and next door to Comfort Inn Maingate, Old Town USA and Fun Spot.

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Once again, please do not be in a hurry to make your reservations, there are plenty of reserved rooms/options and plenty of time.  However, it would be really helpful to determine where most individuals believe they would like to stay, especially if you want to stay at the All Star Resort.  Below is a snapshot of where the hotels are located giving you an idea of where they are as related to Disney.  My preference would be to primarily use the Comfort Inn Maingate and The Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East so that most of us would be together.  However, it really doesn't make much difference unless you are looking for that little extra protection for you cars in that we will probably be staying at the Comfort Inn Maingate and with that, plan on having video surveillance throughout the night.  For those who want to stay at Disney, we will still meet at the Herbie Hotel as planned on Saturday .  The Comfort Inn

 

 

 

 

Questionnaire

 

Remember, this does not commit you to anything.  We know things change and March is a long time away.

However, we really could use the help narrowing down the hotel(s) to help with planning...

(Very, very important!  Please take a second to check the boxes that apply and submit it back to us ASAP.)