Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Feb 23, 2014
    Kelli from SC Asked

    We are traveling to WDW for the first time with a 1yr old and 4yr old. What is the best hotel or most infant/toddler friendly hotel.

    Hi Kelli:

    This question has many correct answers. I 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 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.  Wilderness Lodge is also a great choice and close to Magic Kingdom.

    If you are looking at a Value Resort, I believe Pop Century and the new Art of Animation have the best themeing.   Of course, when my children were 4 and 1, all they needed was a Resort with a playground.

    Enjoy your vacation.

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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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