Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 25, 2010
    Casey from SC 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.

    You have given me great advice before and would like your opinion again. Have a res. at Cont. (Dec.19-26), family of four (me,dh, ds-12, dd-9), thinking of changin to WL if not too late. Stayed at WL in '08 and like it. Do I stick w/ Cont. or go to WL?

    HI Casey!

    I'm glad I could help! Its so much fun to experience the planning for upcoming trips!

    Both hotels are wonderful choices with great amenities so this is a tough choice! You really can't go wrong with either!

    But, for holiday spirit, I have to give the edge to the Wilderness Lodge. Both resorts are decorated for the Christmas holidays with lights, Christmas trees, and special displays but the Wilderness Lodge really goes over the top.

    The lodge's Christmas tree will reach nearly to the cathedral style ceiling of the lodge. Decorations on the tree include tepee lights and Native American inspired ornaments. The holidays really surround you with garland on nearly every balcony of every floor. Bell-ringers will welcome the Christmas season by playing carols in the lobby. Last year, nightly photo opportunities with Photopass photographers were capturing the holiday spirit in front of the enormous tree.

    The Contemporary is decorated as well, with gingerbread displays, trees, and an enormous Mickey wreath along one side of the resort. However, I just don't get that feeling of being surrounded by the holidays while I am there.

    The Wilderness Lodge is a bit further from the Magic Kingdom, and as you know, accessible by boat. For our family, the boat ride is a part of the resort's appeal. We feel like we're leaving the hustle and bustle of the World and retreating to our own family paradise!

    I hope this helps you decide. I REALLY love the Wilderness Lodge at the holidays but if you're unable or don't wish to change, the Contemporary will be a great spot for your holiday vacation!

    Enjoy your trip whichever you decide!!

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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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