• On Aug 14, 2020
    Eileen dershowitz from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are a family of 4, with one young adult son & one young adult daughter. Are we better off with 2 separate rooms or with a 2 bedroom villa at Boardwalk, Polynesian or Wilderness Lodge?

    Hey Eileen!

    A big Welcome Home from all of us here at planDisney!

    Picking the perfect resort for your Walt Disney World vacation is so much fun! We must have similar styles as you brought my 3 favorite resorts as your options. So much so that 2 out of the 3 are my family’s home resorts! 

    If I had to choose one recommendation for you it would be the 2 Bedroom Villa at the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Even if you don’t plan on doing any cooking in the room, I love the idea of having the living room as a space for you and the kids to hang out and relax in. I would book a dedicated 2 Bedroom Villa so that each of your kids have their own bed to sleep on. It’s a quick boat ride to Magic Kingdom Park and you’ve got bust transportation to all the other parks. One of my favorite places to dine is Geyser Point Bar & Grill. Their Bison Cheeseburger and Crab Cake Sandwich are my absolute favorite! If you’re looking for something a little bit lighter, my fellow panelist Betsy was just there last week and she raved about the Grilled Portobello Salad. I’ll have to make sure I give it a try next time!

    Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is a favorite of my mine. There would be nothing wrong with getting two Deluxe Studios there, one for the adults and one for the kids. These studios are the biggest in the Disney Vacation Club Collection and have two separate showering areas. Only a very small handful of them, literally a handful, do not connect. You could request connecting rooms so that you could still be together but have more privacy as well. Although a request is never guaranteed, it is highly likely because of how few of them do not connect. If you don’t need a kitchen or living room this is a great choice as you’re still in a wonderful location with great transportation options such as the Disney Monorail, and boat and bus transportation. 

    Have you ever considered a split stay? Disney’s Boardwalk Villas would be the perfect resort to accompany one of the other two resorts. You could stay a few nights here and a few night at one of your other two choices. You would have EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in your backyard and you could walk to each of them if you wanted. There are no dedicated studios at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas so your 2 Bedroom Villa would be a studio and 1 Bedroom Villa put together. One of your kids would have to sleep on the pullout sofa. That may or may not matter but it’s worth noting.

    Well Eileen, I hope this information is useful for you and helps you make a decision on where you stay. Although the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is my top choice any of these would make for a world class vacation.

    Remember, always believe in the Magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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