Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 23, 2013
    Danielle 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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    What is the best place to stay for a family of 5 that includes washer/dryer and effecieny? AND, do you recommend late October or the week following Thanksgiving as a preferred time to visit?

    Hi, Danielle!

    To get a full kitchen and w/d in-room, book any 1 or 2 bedroom villas at the following resorts. We love them all!

    Consider staying at a WDW resort which is closest to the park(s) you'll visit most often. For Magic Kingdom, check out Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Just a monorail-ride away from the magic, this is especially wonderful if you have strollers with you. Modern and elegant, a quiet lake view @ BLT is lovely, but a Theme Park view offers views of Wishes Nighttime Spectacular right from your balcony.

    Also, The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge features boat transportation to MK. (Strollers roll onto boats, too.) If you'd like to feel as if you're away from the parks, yet want to be close to MK, this resort is for you.

    A Savannah View villa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas-Kidani Village puts you right next to AK.  As soon as we wake up, we love to see who's eating breakfast right in front of us. Uwanja Camp, a fantastic kids' splash area is a great place to spend a day and Sanaa is family-favorite restaurant.

    Disney's Beach Club Villas offers boat and walking access to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. BC also boasts a Guest favorite pool, Stormalong Bay, covering 3 acres! Nightlife on the BoardWalk is convenient for dining, shopping and family-entertainment too.

    You can enjoy Halloween fun in late October or Christmas fun after Thanksgiving. Both are spectacular, although my favorite is Christmas.

    Send more questions about any of this, Danielle; I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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