Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 8, 2015
    Sarah from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are very early in our planning process to our first trip in October. We have a 2.5 and 5 year old. Looking at travel times between resorts and Magic Kingdom. Which resorts will have the shortest travel time and yet not break the bank?

    Hello, Sarah! Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about selecting the right Walt Disney World Resort hotel for your October vacation. The Disney Resort hotels with the most direct transportation options tend to be in the Deluxe Resort category, but that doesn't mean that there aren't other excellent options for those of us that place a high value on saving both time and money.

    You mentioned that you are looking for convenient travel to Magic Kingdom Park, so I'd recommend choosing either Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Art of Animation Resort for your vacation.The buses at these two properties are not shared with other Value Resorts, which means shorter and more direct transportation to the theme parks. Both of these two Disney Resort hotels are also really great for young children, as they feature bright colors and larger-than-life characters and icons.

    You can quickly compare the amenities, recreation, and on-site dining options that each has to offer in this handy Disney Resort hotel comparison tool.

    I hope that you and your family have a very magical first visit to Walt Disney World this October, Sarah! If you have any additional questions that I can assist you with, please do not hesitate to stop back by the Moms Panel. Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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