Your Disney trip will be effected greatly by the hotel/resort you decide to stay at- price, convenience, overall trip experience.
Some people ask about staying off property and I feel if you REALLY want to make this a magical and the trip you always wanted, stay on property. Yes, it costs more. And there's some options for a family that you may have never known- and believe me, this is one experience you will never get at the Holiday Inn. As a matter of fact, some of the resorts really aren't THAT bad when it comes to price.
If you are looking for an awesome experience for a family at a lower price, check out some of these options: