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  • On Dec 13, 2010
    Keith from MI 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 resort to stay in with little ones ages 4, 5, and 8?

    Hi Keith,

    Every Disney resort is great for kids!  However, with your children being as young as they are, the Polynesian would be my choice for your family for several reasons:

    Location, location, location - I'm sure you'll be spending a fair amount of time at Magic Kingdom.  The monorail access makes it super convenient to travel between the park and your resort.  Plus, you're so close to the Transportation and Ticket Center that getting to other parks is also a breeze.

    Great Pool - while it's not my favorite pool on Disney property (Beach Club wins, hands down in that category), it's fun.  The zero depth entry makes it nice for families with young children.

    Beach access - no, you can't swim, but you can build a sand castle or just relax in a swing while watching fireworks over Cinderella Castle.

    Great dining - 'Ohana is one of our family's favorite places to go for dinner, plus there is a character breakfast each morning with Lilo & Stitch.  Kona Cafe has some incredible desserts as well as delicious breakfast options.  Captain Cook's is the only place, besides the Magic Kingdom, where you can get a DoleWhip.

    Space - the rooms in the Polynesian are slightly larger than those at other deluxe resorts. Extra space might be helpful for your family of five.

    These are just a few reasons why Polynesian is a great option for your family.  However, any resort you choose will be great.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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