• On Jul 1, 2011
    Cartier from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Again Panel! I actually just came back from Disney World on wed but I really want to start planning a trip for my daughter's 3rd bday next Aug. I have two questions... 1. When should I booked? 2. What is the best deluxe hotel to stay in? Thanks!

    Hello Cartier,

    You are my type of parent! As soon as we arrive home from our Disney vacation, I'm ready to plan our next trip!

    If you're anxious to make your reservations...and I know I always am ...what I sometimes like to do is use an outside travel agent like Mouse Fan Travel. For no extra cost, after you make your reservations, they will continue to check for discounts and will apply any savings for which you qualify.

    Or if you'd rather book with Disney Reservations, keep checking the Special Offers until you see a discounts you'd like to take advantage.

    Now on to the bigger question - where to stay! If you think you're going to spend a lot of time at the Resort and at the pool, I would have to suggest the Beach Club Resort. The pool is a shipwreck with a sandy bottom. There's also a lazy river. And the location is perfect. You can walk to Epcot, and you are nearby Hollywood Studios.

    But if your Princess likes the Theme Parks more and you know you'll be at the Magic Kingdom, I'd suggest staying at a Monorail Resort, I think the Polynesian Resort is fantastic for toddlers. They can take hula lessons most afternoons in the Grand Ceremonial House or just gaze in the koi ponds. And you're a quick Monorail ride from both Main Street and Epcot. So ideal!

    No matter where you choose and when you book, I know your daughter is going to have a magical time. She's so lucky! Good luck!
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