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  • On Jul 14, 2011
    Sheila from MD Asked

    Planning a trip to WDW in Sept with my 9 yr old nephew (his first time) Any advice on which place to stay closest to the parks? I am considering a Value hotel but am afraid that while he would enjoy it that staying there won't feel like a vacation to me.

    Hi Sheila!

    No worries! All of the Walt Disney World resorts are great places to stay. Here are my top choices in both the Value and Moderate categories. I hope one of these suggestions will work for you, and you'll have an incredible vacation!

    For a great choice in the Value category, I highly recommend Pop Century. This resort will take you back through different decades and their icons. The flower shaped main pool is a great place to spend an afternoon or two. Plus, this value resort does not typically share any bus transportation with other resorts - which can be quite a perk!

    One of my favorite resorts in the Moderate category is Port Orleans French Quarter and one of the main reasons is due to its size. French Quarter is the smallest of the moderates, which means that everything is within a quick walk (a huge perk at the end of a long park day!!).

    Another asset of this resort is its incredible New Orleans theme that just envelopes you in the feel of the "old South". Perks of this resort (besides being beautiful) include boat transportation to Downtown Disney, use of the pool and amenities at Riverside (included since French Quarter and Riverside are sister resorts), and a great quick service restaurant featuring Beignets for breakfast! YUM!!

    You and your nephew can have a ton of fun exploring the grounds of both French Quarter and Riverside and checking out the pools and slides at both resorts. Don't forget to hop a boat to Downtown Disney for a nice way to send a few quiet moments traveling down the lazy river!

    Hope this helps!
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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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