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  • On Feb 21, 2010
    Kristy from IN 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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    My husband, myself and our two year old ddaughter are traveling. she still takes naps. We love laying out at the beach. Where is the best place to stay?


    I would recommend that you stay at The Contemporary, hands down, for several reasons:

    1. With a little one, I'm guessing you'll spend a lot of your time at The Magic Kingdom. It's a 15-minute monorail ride TO the Magic Kingdom, but just a 5-minute ride back!  Best of all, you can keep your daughter in her stroller without having to get her out if you ride the monorail--perfect if she falls asleep before you get back to the room.
    2. Its beach. You'll find plenty of lounge chairs on which to chill after she enjoys the water-play fountains near the pool. Although the pool doesn't have a "theme," for young children, I don't think it matters.
    3. The hotel houses one of the best Character Meals on property at Chef Mickey's.  She'll get plenty of time with Mickey, Minnie and the whole gang and you and your husband will get lots of great food and fabulous snapshots.
    4. Your room's view. Whether you're bayside or in awe of the Magic Kingdom, you'll find yourself wanting to stare out from your balcony! Splurge for a Magic Kingdom view room and you won't feel compelled to take her back to the park for the fireworks too late. It just may be the best view you'll have!
    Some might argue that the beaches at the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian are better--and they may be--but the view from your room plus the ability to never leave the building nor wander like you would to your room on the other properties, makes it my choice if you have a very young child.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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