EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 9, 2009
    Linda from NJ 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 Anna, have a 4 night booked at Contemp, looking to book xtra night. should i stay All star Mus Fam Suites or go Downtown Disney at Buena Palace. Im so confused. we will concentrate on MK & epcot while at Contemp, dont know if going to any park 5th

    Hi, Linda!  I don't know if I'm going to be of very much help in clearing up your confusion, as I have never stayed at the Buena Vista Palace.  I did a quick search online and found that they have gotten some very good reviews, and from the photographs I saw online, it is definitely some place we would consider staying as a family - it looks lovely.

    I have stayed in the All Star Family Suites, and we enjoyed them.  I will give you a cautionary tip, though, passed along to me by Disney Mom Erin.  After four nights in the deluxe Contemporary resort, the All Star resort might pale in comparison.  The resort itself is just wonderful, and my kids loved the family suite.  For them, with the king sized bed in a separate bedroom, it was like getting to camp out in the living room.  They had their own television and their own bathroom, and I liked having the microwave and the mini-fridge to throw some quick breakfasts together, as we like  to grab something quick before heading out for a full day at the parks.  Since you are not planning a park day for that fifth day, you might not have the same appreciation for the kitchenette features - or you may be planning on heading out for a more leisurely restaurant breakfast.

    I don't think you can go wrong with the family suites, just know that you won't have the convenience of the monorail going through your lobby, or a sit down restaurant in the resort.  If the deluxe amenities are going to be a priority on your last night, you may want to give some thought as to whether or not you would be comfortable at the All Star resort.
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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