• On Feb 22, 2016
    Alice from TX 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 and I are planning on taking my two boys 5 and 7 to WDW sometime in June 2016. I have no idea where to stay because I am not sure which park we are going to like best. Does anyone have any advice for first timers? Where to stay?

    Hi, Alice!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. This is why we're here to help!

    I think for any family's first visit, each and every hotel is going to be amazing for your kids. When we started visiting the parks, my kids were one and three-year-old toddlers. We stayed in the Value Resort Hotels because they met our budget. All Value Resort Hotels have excellent pools, and the decorations are so cool, especially from the perspective of little kids. Using mainly bus transportation was not a problem at all for us since the kids would just fall asleep on us while we return to the resort.

    I would honestly make the decision on a hotel based on your price point. Each and every resort is incredible with its theme and experience. The Disney Imagineers do not skimp on details throughout the resorts to make it an unforgettable experience.

    That said, if I didn't have to worry about a budget when my kids were little, we would have loved the simplicity of staying at one of the resorts along the monorail so it would be simple to get to and from Magic Kingdom Park. That was their favorite park when they were young, and my 10 and 14-year-old kids both remain committed to spending time there during our vacations.

    If you have a question about a particular resort, please let me know! I'm lucky to have stayed in a wide range of Walt Disney World Resort hotels and I'm happy to give you more insight!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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