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  • On Nov 10, 2009
    Chris from FL Asked

    Hi I am trying to plan a trip in 2011. I have my girlfriend and 3 kids. Would the Boardwalk or Campgrounds be better for the kids and which has more to do for them as well. Thank you

    Hi Chris!  Wow you are talking about really two different Disney vacations when you are comparing the Boardwalk resort to the Fort Wilderness campgrounds!  I have stayed in both and love both and appreciate the differences.

    The Boardwalk resort is a deluxe resort meaning it will have wonderful amenities in the rooms and at the resort. The pool is quite nice and the location is awesome. You can walk easily to EPCOT and take the mile long path to Hollywood Studios or grab a water launch.  That makes it very accessible to two of the four parks at Walt Disney World.  In the evening the Boardwalk activity picks up with street entertainers throughout the evening hours.

    As much as I LOVE the Boardwalk I would really have you consider Fort Wilderness with the children.  You didn't mention their ages which might make a difference but the activities available in this location for kids is unbelievable.  They can go horseback riding, pony rides, carriage rides, canoeing and kayaking, archery, two pools, and a full marina full of boats to rent.  You can also rent a bike and enjoy nightly sing alongs and outdoor movies complete with the roasting of marshmallows to make those delicious s'mores! Two great dinner shows are located here: Hoop De Doo and Mickey's Backyard Barbecue.  The Disney stables are a fun place to visit and see some of the horses up close that you see pulling the vehicles in the Magic Kingdom.

    The cabins are old but adequate.  Not a lot of storage but with the complete kitchen it makes it a great place for families.  The bedroom is small and has one double bed and a bunk bed and then the living area has a pull down murphy style bed that is surprisingly comfortable.  If you can fit it in your budget I also recommend renting a golf cart during your stay so you are not waiting on the internal buses to get from point A to point B.  The cabins are very quiet and peaceful if you are looking for this kind of experience for your trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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