Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 16, 2009
    Erin from MD 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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    Best location for a family of 4 (ages 5 and 7) spending most of our time at Magic Kingdom? Don't want to spend too much time travelling from hotel to park. Thanks!

    Hi Erin,

    If you plan to spend the bulk of your time at the Magic Kingdom and want to minimize travel time to the park, I'd recommend considering a resort on the monorail line.  The Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian are all wonderful resorts with beautiful lobbies, well-themed pools, great dining venues and many upscale amenities.  Having the monorail run right through them is a huge perk, and will make getting to the Magic Kingdom (and Epcot) a snap.  The closest of the three is the Contemporary Resort.  This resort also offers a walkway to the Magic Kingdom, making the park a short 5-7 minute stroll.  Since these properties are all connected by the monorail, it's easy to visit the restaurants in any of them, and greatly expands your "easy-to-get-to" dining options as well.

    My favorite resort of the three is the Polynesian.  We love the tropical theming and volcano-themed pool.  O'Hana is a great family-style restaurant that offers a super fun character breakfast and wonderful dinner.

    Have a magical trip!

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