Family checking in at Art of Animation
  • On Aug 1, 2018
    Susan from Curacao Asked

    My family are visiting WDW for the first time in October - our daughter is 8. Is Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort a good choice for first timers who will want to also visit Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios as well?

    Hello Susan!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are so happy to answer your very first question!

    You must be very excited about your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Congratulations! I’m excited to hEAR that you are considering being our Guest and staying at a Disney Resort hotel. Your visit will be absolutely magical!

    The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is a great option for families who have a love for the great outdoors and are also looking for a kitchen they can enjoy during their stay. However, since this is your very first visit and you have an 8-year-old daughter, I suggest staying at a Disney Resort hotel that will immerse you in the magic of Disney 24/7. When I took my daughter on her first Disney vacation we stayed at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and I must say that I hit the nail on the head by choosing this amazing hotel that is devoted to Walt Disney and Disney Pixar animated classics.

    We stayed in a Little Mermaid standard room, but I you may choose to stay at one of their beautiful and highly functional Family Suites themed after the movies Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and Cars. This hotel features the largest pool of all Disney Resort hotels, and their food court, Landscape of Flavors, is one of my favorite Quick-Service dining locations at the Walt Disney World Resort. Your daughter will fall in love with the larger-than-life characters, you will be able to find anything you need at Ink & Paint shop, and enjoy complimentary bus transportation to all four theme parks, Disney Springs, and transportation to and from Orlando International Airport with Disney’s Magical Express.

    Thank you for stopping by! I hope this helps while planning and that you have an amazing first visit!

    Best magical wishes,
    Thiana
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana, and I'm a university professor and certified translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my best friend, and we have a lovely girl who is an aspiring Jedi knight, and loves the Disney Princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, playing and listening to music, or planning our next vacation - the Walt Disney World Resort is our top destination. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories. Learn More About Thiana

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