Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 23, 2012
    Imen from NC Asked

    This panel is a great help! which resort do u suggest? we're taking our 2.5 yo daughter, 5 yo son(his 6th BD) & 15 yo niece. Planning to spend a lot of time at the pool (on a budget but can indulge)...also is it better to take our car to the parks or

    Hello, Imen!

    Great question!  Each level of resort at Walt Disney World has its own magic, benefits and charm; you won't be disappointed if you choose wisely.

    Value Resorts obviously will provide you the best "value," so check out Accommodations at Walt Disney World Resort to compare options. Disney's All-Star Music as well as the brand-new Art of Animation Resort also have Family Suites, which sleep six, include two bathrooms (!) and a mini-kitchen.

    For Moderate Resorts at WDW, consider The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Disney's Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, each of which include rooms or suites that sleep 5 or 6.  Resorts in this category also have slides at their main pools. (Great for hours spent poolside!) While the Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort are pricier than some others in this category, they come with FULL KITCHENS, making preparing a meal or two each day in-cabin a breeze, and a real money-saver, too. Pack a few bags of breakfast, lunch and dinner non-perishables and you're good to go. Refrigerated items are available at the resort store, or at a grocery store on drive into the resort.

    Regarding resort transportation, I feel it's more convenient to rely on resort buses, boats and monorails.  I like being dropped off at the parks' "front door," so we get into the magic that much more quickly, and with less hassle.

    Please send more questions as you narrow down your choices for your birthday celebration vacation! I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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