Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 23, 2012
    Amy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My boys are 4 and 6. We are booked in a 1 bedroom villa at Bay Lake, where we stayed one other time. (We also stayed at Beach Club.) They would love the theme suites at AoA, but I know location at BL can't be beat. Would you stick with BL or try AoA?

    Hi Amy!

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel!

    There are so many good points about both resorts, that it really is down to personal preference.  I would choose Bay Lake Tower simply because I love the location.  Being right next door to the Magic Kingdom, and close to Chef Mickey's, overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake, and having easy access to the monorail is hard to beat!

    However, it would be fantastic to stay at a brand new resort, which does look amazing.  I am sure your children, especially being the ages of 4 and 6, would love Disney's Art of Animation!  There is lots of information about this wonderful resort on the Disney Parks Blog that I am sure you will find interesting while trying to make your decision!  The official opening dates for the themed wings at Art of Animation are:
    Finding Nemo (Grand Opening) - opens May 31
    Cars - opens June 18
    Lion King - opens August 10
    Little Mermaid - opens September 15.
    And some great news is that guests can being booking rooms from today !! (March 23).

    If you have any more questions about these resorts, or any other planning questions, please come back and ask me - I would be happy to help you plan your magical vacation!
thumbnail image for Susan

Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.