• On Mar 8, 2019
    Sarah from MI 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.

    Hello! This is my first trip to Disney and I am completely overwhelmed with all of the options. I am looking for a room with a kitchenette and a separate sleeping area for the kids. We are ok with staying offsite at a good neighbor resort. Any suggestion

    Hi Sarah, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. If you’re feeling overwhelmed when planning your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, then you’ve come to the right place.

    I often tell my friends and family to see planning their vacation as putting together a layer cake: you start with the base, and then work your way up the layers until you start putting the icing on top. From my perspective, the “base layer” should absolutely be where you plan to stay, so the good news is that you’re doing things in the right order!

    If this is your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort, then I strongly recommend that you stay “on property” in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The great news is that a Family Suite at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort sounds like the perfect choice for you and your family! I’ve stayed in both the Cars and the Finding Nemo Family Suites several times, and all of our stays were wonderful. You’ll not only get a kitchenette and a separate sleeping area for your little ones, you’ll also have two bathrooms, some wonderfully magical Disney theming AND access to the coolest pool on property, the Big Blue Pool. I can’t think of a better place for you and your family to stay for your First Visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

    Once you’ve narrowed down your choice of accommodations, please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. My suggestion for your next item to prepare in your vacation "layer cake" would be dining reservations, and whether the Disney Dining Plan is right for your family. If you have any questions about that, we’ll be more than happy to help! 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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