Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 11, 2008
    Amy from IL 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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    Hello, I am bring my family to WDW on Sept. 12-19 ages 8,4 and 10 months. I am trying to figure out which resort to stay at. I am picking between the Beach Club or the Polynesian. Which resort do you feel is the better one out of them?

    Both are beautiful resorts with plenty of perks Amy.  It's difficult to say that one is better than the other.  Maybe I can offer you some perspectives on each that will help you decide.

    Polynesian:  One of the big perks is that this a monorail resort.  With children as young as yours you might find it very helpful to be in such close proximity to the Magic Kingdom.  The monorail makes it that much easier to get your family there.  You can just load the little ones into their strollers and push them right onboard.  'Ohana is also on site at the Polynesian.  They offer a fun character breakfast every morning that features Lilo and Stitch.  Your kids might appreciate that as well.

    The Beach Club: Proximity to Epcot is a big bonus for Beach Club guests.  You can walk over to the World Showcase in a matter of minutes.  But I think the biggest draw for your little ones may just be Stormalong Bay, the huge pool at the Beach Club.  Parts of it have a sandy bottom and kids enjoy building sandcastles and the like as though it were a real beach.  Of course, there is also a character meal on site at the Beach Club in the Cape May cafe.  I've been to both this restaurant and 'Ohana and I enjoy 'Ohana much more.

    In all honesty you can't go wrong with either choice.  It's really more a matter of which park you'd rather be closer to and whether or not you plan on spending a lot of time in the pool.  Good luck with your decision!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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