Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 3, 2008
    Jim from NC 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.

    My family of four (kids 5 and 8) are planning to vacation at Disney in September. After much review we have narrowed it down to the Polynesian or the Wilderness Lodge. Can you help us narrow this down?

    Hi Jim,
    You have narrowed down your resort choices to some magical places, so much that this is tough to answer.  The Polynesian will have a few more amenities than the Wilderness Lodge (WL), the rooms are bigger, and the access to both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom by monorail is a great perk (especially for coming and going during the day).  The Polynesian, too, has rooms (these are more costly) with a Magic Kingdom view so you could even spend some evenings watchings the fireworks from your room and enjoy all the views of the Seven Seas Lagoon.  Both the WL and Polynesian have been renovated in the last few years, but the Polynesian does still have a dated feel in some parts. The WL is smaller and contained within one building, which is nice when it rains!  I'd encourage you to explore the photos of both resorts on the WDW official site (linked above) and at to see which theme your family would prefer most.  I do truly love both these resorts; and I believe that whatever you select, your trip be magical!
thumbnail image for Kara

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.

Learn More About Kara

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.