Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 10, 2011
    Lauren from KY 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.

    Hi my famil is planning our very first trip to WDW in March. I have 3 kids, ages 3,6 and 8. My question is where to stay, I have it narrowed down to The Cabins or All-Stars Music. Thanks!

    Hi, Lauren!

    What a great dilemma: where to stay for a Disney vacation!

    You are looking at two very different experiences. A Cabin at Fort Wilderness (in the Moderate class of Resorts) is definitely a hat-tip to camping in the great outdoors, while the All-Star Music (a Value class Resort) is more of a traditional resort hotel. At either place, you'll get the world-class theming and amenities that make Walt Disney World Resorts so special.

    Each Resort does have a pool; the FW pool, because it is a Moderate Resort, does offer more "incidentals" (splash park, etc.) than the pool at the ASM. The Value pools tend t be a little less elaborate in their construction (no slides, no splash zones, etc.).

    There is dining at each Resort. ASM offers a food court with a variety of choices. FW has the Trail's End buffet, open for breakfast lunch, and dinner; there is also Crockett's Tavern, a counter service option. Basic groceries are also available for purchase at FW. Each Cabin is equipped with a kitchenette and dining area, so you have other options for meal times.

    If space is your main concern, there is no contest: FW Cabins provide sleeping accommodations up to six people, while even the Family Suites at ASM sleep four (one queen bed, one pullout twin, and a "junior sleeper"). Be advised that each Cabin has one bathroom, while the Family Suites have two per suite.

    All things being equal, bus transportation to, from, and around these Resorts is roughly the same.

    If I had a vote, I'd choose the Cabins. Quieter and more spacious than their ASM counterparts, They give the comforts of home, the exhilaration of camping, and the convenience of a Disney Resort!

    Have a great time!

    See you later, celebrator!
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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