• On Jul 27, 2013
    Nicola 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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    Hi, can't decided... OKW, CBR, ASMov (ddp, tixs, pref location). Kids loved ASMov last year. Family of 5. Kids 7,6,15mnth.@ Time of travel. Size, buses, dining, all big factors. ASMov most expense. Love idea of w/slides at pools. No car. Pros & cons p

    Hi Nicola! Choosing your Disney resort is a tough decision as there are many great ones and they all offer something special. Obviously the budget is the first consideration when deciding but sometimes for just a little more you can get something that fits your needs a little better.

    Of the three choices you mentioned I would choose Old Key West resort. This is the original Disney Vacation Club property and the rooms are generally larger then at other locations. You can choose from several different sizes going from studio to a two bedroom unit. With a little one you would enjoy having something with a separate bedroom so napping could take place without displacing the rest of the family.

    Old Key West is centrally located and close to Downtown Disney and Epcot. I like this resort as it has a lobby area that is easy to reach versus the inaccessible lobby of the Caribbean Beach. Transportation is easy via Disney buses with trips to the parks taking anywhere from 15-25 minutes. To reach Downtown Disney you can either take the 15 minute walk or hop on the boats for a 21 minute trip.

    The main pool is located by Olivia's Cafe but there are also three other pools spread out on the property. At the main pool there is a children's splash area as well as a sandy play area, hot tub and sauna. There is an internal bus system to take guests who don't want to walk to the front of the resort to catch their park buses. You will also find this at the Caribbean Beach.

    You might also want to look at the new Art of Animation resort and their family suites. Since you enjoyed the All Star Movies last time this is something similar but with the new family suites it offers two baths and separate bedroom.
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