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  • On Jan 24, 2012
    Autumn from OH 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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    Hi, my family is just starting to plan a WDW vacation sometime in May 2013, we will be bringing a 4yr old, 2 yr old, and a 11-12 month old. Where is the best place to stay with little ones, and would a dinning pass save us money?

    Hi Autumn,

    I think planning a Walt Disney World vacation is almost as much fun as being on one, so I think it's great you are starting early!  In my opinion, every resort on Disney property is not only kid-friendly, but kid-fabulous.  I would allow your budget and interests determine your resort.  In the Value Category, I'm a big fan of Pop Century, in the Moderate Category, I'd vote for Caribbean Beach Resort with little ones in tow, as the pirate-themed pool area is amazing.  In the Deluxe Category, I recommend any resort on the monorail line.  Given your children's ages, I'm guessing that Magic Kingdom will top your favorite park list.  Staying at either the Contemporary, Grand Floridian or Polynesian will make getting to and from the park an absolute breeze.  As for the Disney Dining Plans, in my experience, they are a great value and help my family budget for our meals.  I tend to save about 20% on dining on trips where we include the Dining Plan.  Your youngest two children will be permitted to share from an adult's plate at no charge, as the plan is not available for guests under three.

    Have fun planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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