Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 10, 2013
    Thomas 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 Allison L, My wife and I are planning a trip to Disney World in May of 2014. Could you help me choose between The Yacht Cub, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian. Is there one of the resorts you like better than any of those? Thanks for the help.

    Hi Thomas, I absolutely love questions like this one. Choosing a resort is an integral part of the planning process and it is always nice to get suggestions and/or opinions from others.  

    My personal favorite of those is the Yacht Club Resort. I absolutely love walking into the lobby with its nautical details, polished floors and brass appointments. The rooms are spacious and with many rooms having views of Crescent Lake and Boardwalk Inn. Another huge selling point for this resort is its close proximity to Epcot. You can literally take a 10 minute stroll to the International Gateway, a secluded entrance to the park nestled between the UK and France Pavilions in World Showcase. If you plan to spend more than a day or two in Epcot, I would highly recommend this resort simply based on location. The Polynesian Resort is another unique and well-themed resort on the monorail line, which is a huge plus. Traveling to both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot is a breeze on the monorail. Upon entering the lush and fragrant lobby, you feel as if you have been magically transported from Florida to the Hawaiian Islands in the blink of an eye. Rooms are divided among 11 different buildings rather than being in one central building. Some rooms here are the largest on property and they are all very well appointed. The Grand Floridian is quite splendid with its turn of the century Victorian feel. It, too, is on the monorail line. Of the three, it is probably my least favorite, but more because of its style, and that is of personal opinion and taste and has nothing to do with the service or location. As with the Polynesian, many rooms are in different buildings separate from the main building. The views of Magic Kingdom are quite awesome from this resort and the Polynesian.

    I hope this was able to help you choose a resort. Feel free to stop back by as your planning gets under way. I'd be happy to help you with park tips or dining suggestions (my favorite topic).

    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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