EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 10, 2012
    Jamie 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.

    What hotel would be best to stay at with a 3 and 1 y.o? I've been looking at the All-StarPop, PO-Riverside, and Carib. beach. We know all are kid friendly, but are some better for toddler/infants than others considering bus ride times to parks as well?

    Hi Jamie!

    Congrats on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World!

    For kids in this age range, I highly recommend All Star Movies or the new Art of Animation Resort. They will get a kick out of the amazing theming of these resorts. My kids always loved All Star Movies at this age because they were huge Toy Story fans. They loved the larger than life characters and the decorations in the room. The food court also has a great selection for young, picky eaters (pizza, chicken nuggets, waffles) and the pool is great.

    The new Art of Animation Resort is incredible and the theme is around some of the most popular Disney movies, including Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Cars and The Lion King. This resort also touts the largest pool of all the Disney resorts. 

    Both of those are in the "Value" resort category, making them a great choice if you are on a budget.

    With both of those resorts, you can take advantage of the Walt Disney World transportation bus service, which has about a 10-15 minute ride to the parks.

    If you are looking for a resort that is in closer proximity to Magic Kingdom, consider The Polynesian, as it is on the monorail line for both Magic Kingdom and Epcot. You can be at the parks within minutes, which is great if you plan to go back to the room mid-day for the kids nap.

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My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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