Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 24, 2011
    M 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.

    First time visit to WDW from Aust. 2 chn 9yrs with CP and very busy 7 yr old. looking for best place to stay so son can have down time while daughter can keep busy and occupied. Can u see views of fieworks etc from rooms. look for good pool slide

    Hi M,

    Hooray for first visits! I love when guests get to see Walt Disney World for the first time.

    Depending on which is important-fireworks or pool-will help you decide which park to stay in.

    Lets start with fireworks because I love fireworks. To see the fireworks at the Magic Kindom from your room, you can stay at the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, Contemporary or Bay Lake Towers. I asked the pool expert, my 12 year old, which has the best pool slide of these resorts. She said Grand Floridian if you need an open slide or Polynesian if a covered slide is okay. The advantage to any of these resorts is that they are on the monorail which allows you easy travel between both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.

    If you really want the pool, then the Yacht and Beach Club is your resort. Stormalong Bay is just the coolest pool with a lazy river and a cool poolside in the shape of a pirate's boat. You also can stroll along the Boardwalk which is just across the way where the evenings which comes alive with performance artists and old fashioned midway games. Plus you can walk or take a boat to both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. You may be able to see some fireworks from EPCOT but this fireworks show really takes place in the park.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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