Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Sep 25, 2011
    Kristen from TX Asked

    We will be planning a trip to WDW in Oct. or Nov. I was wondering what resort would be best for a three year and a 10 month old.

    Hi Kristen:

    This question has many correct answers. I always recommend Animal Kingdom Lodge, especially if you reserve a savanna-view room where your family can watch the animals walk by right outside your window. Upon entering the Animal Kingdom Lodge, your family will be mesmerized by the dramatic lobby expertly themed and filled with African artwork, artifacts, a fireplace (at Jambo House), and huge windows. The pools are great at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House is home to the 11,000 square foot Uzima pool. The pool boasts a 67-foot slide as well as a tyke-friendly wading pool area. Not far away is a kids playground. Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village is home to the wonderful Samawati Springs pool and kids water playground.

    I also recommend Resorts on the monorail, which provide easy access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The Polynesian has a relaxing tropical feel, a great pool, proximity to the Parks, and has great restaurants right on sight. I also have a soft-spot for the Contemporary Resort, one of the original Walt Disney World Resorts. I still remember the wonder I felt as a six-year old staying at the Contemporary Resort and watching the monorail run right through the A-frame Tower and marveling at the lobby's 90-foot, floor-to-ceiling ceramic mural created by Disney Legend, Mary Blair. If your children enjoy feeling like royalty, then there's no better Resort than the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, considered by many to be Disney World's most magnificent, luxurious, and picturesque Resort.

    If you are looking at a Value Resort, Pop Century and the new Art of Animation Resort have the best themeing. 

    Don't feel selfish picking a Resort that appeals to you as well.  Because at the end of the day, my boys tend to be happy just about anywhere they stay.  All they need is a Resort with a playground.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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