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  • On Apr 11, 2009
    Kelly from PA 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.

    My husband and I are planning a Disney vacation in November 2010. We are planning a large family vacation and there will be several young children (ages 1-6). I have never been to Disney World. Where are the best places to stay with young children?

    Much of the answer to that depends on personal preference and budget.  I can offer a few suggestions and then you can decide which resort would best suit your family.

    A very convenient (but equally expensive) option for families with young children (and multiple strollers) would be a stay in one of the monorail resorts.  There are three of them: the Contemporary, The Polynesian, and The Grand Floridian.  Of these, I think the most playfully themed option would be the Polynesian where they have a volcano themed pool and a Lilo and Stitch character breakfast.  Any of the monorail resorts, though, would make trips to the Magic Kingdom quick and oh so easy.

    If you aren't looking to spend quite that much on your accommodations, you might consider a stay in the Fort Wilderness cabins.  Each cabin can sleep up to six (plus a child under age 3 in a crib) and features a full kitchen, a separate bedroom (great for napping) and curbside parking.  If the kids in question are outdoorsy types then this option might be a great fit for your family.

    For the most budget conscious traveling families, Disney provides larger-than-life theming at the All-Star resorts.  Children seem to be especially partial to the All-Star Movies resort where the characters from Toy Story and 101 Dalmatians greet you in humongous fashion.  Your group could get multiple rooms at any of the All-Star resorts or you could opt for a few family suites at the All-Star Music resort.  That choice would give you the benefit of multiple bathrooms and separate sleeping areas.

    Good luck with your planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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