Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 21, 2013
    Victoria 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 taking our 4 yr old son to Disney World for the first time before my husband deploys to Afghanistan. Any suggestions on which are the best resort hotels for kids his age?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Victoria!

    First, let me offer my sincere thanks for your husband's service to our country. Second, let me thank you. Spouses of our service men and women play an important role too.

    I think a trip to Disney World is a great place to spend some family time before your husband is deployed. I'm not sure of your budget, so I'll offer a suggestion for a Deluxe, Moderate and Value Resort.

    My vote for a Deluxe Resort would be Disney's Contemporary Resort.
    * Its within walking distance of the Magic Kingdom where you'll likely spend a lot of time.
    * Its on the Monorail line and the Monorail goes through the hotel - kids love this!
    * Chef Mickey's is located in it.
    * Great pool & water sport activities.
    * You can see the Electrical Water Pageant from the Contemporary.
    * Lots of activities including outdoor movies.

    For a Moderate Resort I'd go with Port Orleans - Riverside.
    * Great pool and playground.
    * You can take a boat to Downtown Disney.
    * Catch and release fishing.
    * Bike rentals.
    * Lots of activities including campfires.

    For a value resort I'd go with Disney's Art of Animation Resort.
    * Its the newest Disney Resort.
    * The theming is colorful and awesome. Your son will love the Cars themed rooms.
    * Features the largest resort pool on Disney Property with underwater speakers.
    * Has has playgrounds and movies under the stars.

    Please feel free to visit us with any other questions. We're hEAR to help!  Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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