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  • On Nov 12, 2009
    Christie from GA Asked

    I will be heading to WDW with my 2 1/2 year old. We're worried about the sleeping arrangements. She won't sleep if she can see us. Is our only option a suite? We don't want to spend a ton of money for a room when we won't be there that much. Any advice?

    Hi Christie,

    I'm sorry, but I had to laugh when I read your post.  I remember rocking my youngest son to sleep in the bathroom at Animal Kingdom Lodge while he was teething in an effort not to wake up my other little guy, thinking I had truly sunk to new levels of sleep deprivation!  A few years have passed, and my kids now sleep like logs no matter where we are.  There is hope!  I promise! 

    I have a few ideas that should help you pick an accommodation that meets your family's needs without breaking your budget.  If you are looking for extra space, you might consider a suite at All Star Music Resort.  This is a value resort, and depending upon the time of year you book and any promotions Disney is offering, these rooms are a great option.  Each has a kitchenette, two full baths and a separate living room and master bedroom.  The cabins at Fort Wilderness are a moderate level property and another great option with extra space.  Finally, you can request a "pack n play" portable crib if your daughter will sleep in it, and move it to a more private area of your room.  In many rooms, for example the bathrooms are "spit" and the sinks are separate from shower area.  Several have a curtain or partition that can be drawn to "hide" your sleeping beauty from mom and dad. 

    Have a wonderful trip!

    Tanya
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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