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  • On Mar 9, 2012
    Jenny from GA Asked

    Traveling to WDW for the first time in Oct '12 with three girls 5,3 and 1. I'm wondering where we should stay; we want a Disney resort that is easily/quickly accessible to Magic/Animal Kingdom. Looking for room that has a separate place for baby to sleep?

    Hi Jenny!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.  The resorts with the easiest access to the Magic Kingdom are the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts and the Wilderness Lodge.  The monorail resorts are the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian, and the Contemporary.  If you want a separate bedroom for your baby, you should look at a Disney Deluxe Villa.  There are villas in the Wilderness Lodge and at Bay Lake Tower, which is part of the Contemporary Resort.  The Wilderness Lodge is not on the monorail line, but it is located close to the Magic Kingdom and is connected to the Magic Kingdom by boat service.

    Unfortunately, there is really only one hotel close to Disney's Animal Kingdom and that is the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  However, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and thus the Animal Kingdom Lodge, are relatively far from everything else at Walt Disney World.  Thus there is no hotel that is close to the Magic Kingdom and to Animal Kingdom.

    If your budget allows, I recommend going with a Disney Deluxe Villa or Deluxe Resort near the Magic Kingdom.  Most families with young children spend most of their time at that park.  A monorail resort is particularly nice as it will make it very easy to return for a nap or a break.

    By the way, since you said it is your first visit, I highly recommend picking up the tour book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book for first time visitors with just the right amount of information without being overwhelming.  It is also a beautiful book full of color photographs.  It will give you a good feel for everything there is to do at Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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