• On Aug 28, 2019
    Ashley from NS 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 travelling with our 3 kids (7,5,2) in April 2020 and trying to decide on a resort. Pop Century preferred vs AoA Little Mermaid rooms. Suggestions welcome!! Very overwhelmed with all of the resorts there are out there!

    Hi, there!

     Ashley, I'm so very excited to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. And with little ones in tow! You're sure to have a magical visit. 

     With over 25 Disney Resort hotels to choose from, no wonder you're having a difficult time choosing just one! Thankfully, with that many options, all Guests can find the perfect hotel that meets their unique interests, needs, and budget. I'm happy to help you make a decision!

     Disney's Art of Animation Resort is so much fun. With larger-than-life Characters in larger-than-life movie scenes throughout the Resort, your family will feel completely immersed in the magic of Disney storytelling. My family of five stayed at Disney's Art of Animation Resort last year, and we had a great visit! The kids were 8, 6, and 1 at the time, and they just loved the theming in our room and around every corner of the resort. That said, my husband and I found The Little Mermaid Standard Room to be a bit tight for our crew. There wasn't much storage available, and the stroller and Pack 'n Play that we kept in the room made the space feel even smaller. We make an effort to stay at a new-to-us Disney Resort hotel with every Disney vacation, so we were certainly glad we had the opportunity to stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, but we agreed that we would need one of the family suites if we return for another stay. 

     Just a few months after my family's stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, I had the chance to try out Disney's Pop Century Resort with three of my dear friends from the Disney Parks Moms Panel. The rooms at this Resort hotel have recently been updated, and boy, are those updates fantastic! I think you'll find that your family of five will be much more comfortable in these space-efficient rooms. I was surprised by how perfectly accommodated my party of four adults was! There is lots of storage throughout the room and I noted several spaces that a Pack 'n Play could easily fit into. The bathroom area even feels spacious! While the theming isn't quite as over-the-top as that in The Little Mermaid Rooms, there are lots of playful Disney nods in the room that your kids will appreciate. 

     I hope this was helpful, Ashley. Please let me know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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