Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian; costume; pool
  • On Jul 6, 2013
    Laura 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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    6 adults to watch 1, 3 yearold at her first Dis Exper. so this trip is truly "all about her" & are clueless about where to stay. Prefer villas because of kitchen & 2 BR (naps), like Contemp cause of MK/monorail, feel it lacks "chara

    Howdy Laura!  Your question brought happy tears to my eyes.  A little over 5 years ago, I took this very same vacation with my little girl.

    We love villas!  Not only do you have more room than you would in a hotel room, but you also have a kitchen and washer and dryer (in the 1-bedroom villas and larger).  

    I love Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  You have the convenience of the monorail and you benefit by being able to take a very short walk to Magic Kingdom.  My little ones love Bay Lake Tower because they can see the Magic Kingdom from several spots throughout the resort (as well as the fireworks if they are awake).

    The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be opening in October of 2013.  The new Disney Vacation Club Resort seems to be very popular but you might check the availability for your stay. 

    The Epcot Resorts (Disney's BoardWalk Villas and Disney's Beach Club Villas) are also great choices as you can walk or boat to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is also wonderful and she might enjoy seeing the animals!

    While I try to select resorts where we can walk, boat or take the monorail, all of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts are fantastic!  Because you will have 6 adults, you will not have any challenges getting your Princess (and all of her stuff) on and off the buses.

    I really don't know that I have helped you select a resort but I know you will make magical memories regardless of your resort choice.  Please let me know if you need any further information as you continue to plan your vacation.

    Thanks so much for your question and have a magical day!!   I am so excited for you!!!  Enjoy every moment of her 1st trip to Walt Disney World!!!!
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