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  • On Oct 19, 2011
    Pinkey from IL Asked

    We are family of 4 traveling to WD in April for the first time. I have 6 and 7 year old boys. If someone can let me know where to stay and what to do with their age group.

    Hi!

    Picking where to stay at Walt Disney World is one of the hardest decisions to make! There are an incredible variety of resorts in all sorts of budgets at Walt Disney World, here are a few of my family's favorites.

    All Star Sports - Our family LOVES this value resort. Since we're not huge sports nuts, we were a bit hesitant to try this resort but we were incredibly surprised. The resorts decor is over the top and we loved the pools. The baseball pool kept our son entertained for hours. Transportation from this resort to the parks is all by bus, but it is usually the first stop for pickups/dropoffs when the resorts share buses.

    Port Orleans French Quarter - This moderate resort is always at the top of everyone's favorites list! The pools here are very fun, with a serpent slide -- AND for double your fun, you can hop over to the pool complex at Port Orleans Riverside (its sister resort). Transportation will be by bus again with a boat ferry option to travel to Downtown Disney.

    Wilderness Lodge -  By far, our favorite resort! This Pacific Northwest styled resort is beautiful inside and out. The grand lobby is breathtaking and there are tons of resort activities for kids. The Whispering Canyon Cafe is often a popular restaurant with the kids. From here, you can take a quick boat ferry to the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary and Fort Wilderness. Bus transportation is provided to the other theme parks - or you can hop on the Monorail, transfer at the Ticket and Transportation Center and head to Epcot.

    As for your kids - they are at a perfect age! I'm sure they will be able to enjoy almost all of the rides and attractions. If you can view the park maps together before you go, have everyone in the family make a list of "must-do's". Attack these first thing each morning at the park and then enjoy the rest of the day as a bonus!

    I hope this helps! Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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