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  • On Jan 12, 2009
    Lisa from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are considering Wilderness Lodge or the Beach Club for our stay at Disney in early May. However, the potential closure for Stormaway Bay (scheduled opening April 15th) seems dicey. Would it behoove us to book Wilderness instead?

    Lisa, a couple of years ago my family visited in May and we had the exact same dilemma.  My husbands entire family was staying at the Beach Club for a grand gathering, and I really worried that Stormalong Bay would still be closed when we arrived.  I have to say that the refurbishment was completed as scheduled for that year.  Stormalong Bay was open for business for our family vacation. 

    Is Stormalong Bay the main reason you are considering the Beach Club?  I mean, that particular resort has a lot of other things to offer -- walking distance to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios is a BIG plus, and being near the Boardwalk is nice too.  However, Wilderness Lodge is a really fun resort with a nicely themed pool area and great restaurants (Artist Point, and Whispering Canyon). 

    If you're nervous at all, I would recommend staying at Wilderness Lodge for this vacation and saving Beach Club for another trip. 

    Good luck, and have a magical vacation -- wherever you decide to stay.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. 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.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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