Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 20, 2008
    Lindsey from ON 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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    We are coming to WDW end of October for 1st time for children's b-day present (14 and 6). Want resort near MK. Which is best for this age goup and hasbest view of MK (fireworks etc.)? Want to make it VERY memorable for them. Any suggestions? Thankyou

    I just looked over and asked my 14 year old his opinion: "The Polynesian because it's cool. "Why is it cool?"  "Cause it is." I thought I'd try a diversion question: "Why not the Grand Floridian or the Contemporary?"  "Because I don't like them very much." Hmm, 14 year olds. By the way, his brothers (8 & 11) shared with me they also like the Polynesian the best, too.

    Have you explored the resorts to look at their styles? I included links to the resorts to help you do that. 

    I would probably agree with them about the Polynesian. My sons enjoy the animal watching since many birds and bunnies are always outside the patio door, the volcano pool that plays music under the water, playing on the beach, watching the fireworks while swimming, and the incredibly easy access to both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  I think they find the Grand Floridian a bit too feminine and the Contemporary a little less "Disneyish" even with the incredible views. Also, the Contemporary has some construction going on nearby, so I'd want to avoid that.  By the way, all 3 resorts have fabulous views of the Magic Kingdom and fireworks. The Contempory's views are more spacious since the rooms are higher up while the Polynesian and Grand Floridians are more cozy and can be near the water.  

    With that said, don't hesitate to include visits to the other Magic Kingdom resorts (including the Wilderness Lodge; it doesn't really have MK views, though) for dining. It will give you a chance to explore them and maybe you'll decide to try a different resort for a future trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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