Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 31, 2015
    Scott from WI 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.

    I'm planning a 1st time trip (next summer) w/ 4yr boy/7yr girl. Which resort(s) have the best/fastest overall transportation to parks (MK a priority) and to/from dining reservations? Would like to see MK fireworks from hotel grounds and have nice pool.

    Hello Scott and thanks for bringing this great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    A FIRST trip is indeed a magical experience. You have already done some of the hard work of identifying what is most important to you: ease of transportation and great pool. Given those priorities, the resort hotel I would choose is Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

    This South Pacific themed paradise will have a newly renovated central pool area, ready for your enjoyment next summer. Along with the great pool, there are many recreation options such as boat rentals, fishing, and campfires. You will be able to view Wishes, the Magic Kingdom's firework spectacular, from the beautiful white sand beaches of the resort. If you obtain a theme-park view room, you may even be able to watch them from your room.

    Access to both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot is just a whoosh of the monorail away. And, complimentary bus transportation is available to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Two other resorts, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa and Disney's Contemporary Resort, share the monorail line, adding a large number of great dining choices within easy reach.

    I hope this helps you with your decision. No matter which resort hotel you choose, I am sure your trip will be filled with pixie-dust!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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