Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 6, 2014
    Claudia from Lima Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We're 6 adults and 5 kids (ages 8,6,3,2,1) trying to decide which hotel to choose. We're between Pop, All Stars and CBR. Planning to use bus transportation. Which of these would you advise? Or should we drive instead because of strollers? Thanks!


    Me again! Thanks for coming back to the Mom's Panel. 

    With children the ages of yours, I recommend either All-Star Movies to enjoy the iconic statues that herald the movies of Toy Story, Herbie the Love Bug and 101 Dalmatians--all favorites with kids--or Caribbean Beach Resort to gain you some more space in your room, more quality dining in its food court along with better theming at its pool with a large pirate ship featuring water canons and bridges. 

    If you are planning on using bus transportation, I would recommend booking a preferred room at All-Star Movies that puts you near the pool and bus stop. You don't necessarily need to book a preferred room at CBR because it has multiple bus stops, even at the farthest buildings. However that resort is very large and a preferred room will put you nearer the pool and its main building which houses its restaurants. 

    You will have to fold up your strollers to load and ride Disney bus transportation but you'd have to do that if you rented a car--or in your case a van to hold all of you. To avoid this, you'd need to look at the resorts that are on the monorail or ferry: the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Wilderness Lodge near the Magic Kingdom or Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Club, and Swan & Dolphin near Epcot. Renting a van or upgrading to one of the Deluxe resorts just to avoid folding a stroller may not be worth the pinch in your pocketbook. If you're on a budget, a preferred room at All-Star Movies will suffice, however, if you can upgrade to the Caribbean Beach Resort, it would be my pick for your group.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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