• On Nov 29, 2017
    Megan from MN 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 doing a trip with our 18 month daughter and are trying to decide between the Contemporary (Garden Wing) and the Beach Club standard view. Is one of these resorts better for her age than the other? And will she like Magic Kingdom or Epcot better?

    Hi Megan,

    You are choosing between two wonderful resorts! Disney's Contemporary Resort is sleek and modern, and Disney's Beach Club Resort is quaint and charming. I am happy to help you think about each of these resorts and how your toddler will like each one.

    The benefit to Disney's Contemporary Resort is of course that it is so close to Magic Kingdom. You are so close that you can take the monorail, a boat, or even walk! Being able to walk quickly to the theme park, or back to the resort hotel for a nap, can be invaluable for a little one. Disney's Contemporary Resort has a great pool and wonderful dining options.

    At Disney's Beach Club Resort, you will be able to either take a boat or walk to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Epcot is closer and is a shorter walk. One of the best things about this resort is the Stormalong Bay pool area, complete with a lazy river and area to play in the sand. Little ones tend to love this pool! There are also excellent dining options at this resort, and you can easily access many other resorts for dining such as Disney's BoardWalk Inn and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.

    As to which park your little one would like better, I think she would have a fun time at all of the theme parks. Most guests to associate Magic Kingdom, with the iconic Cinderella Castle, the most with Walt Disney World; however, as a toddler my daughter loved running around the World Showcase at Epcot.

    No matter which you choose, I wish you a magical vacation, Megan!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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