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  • On Nov 17, 2011
    Christina from IL 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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    Hi! I'm starting to plan a trip to WDW for myself and my 4 year old daughter. I'm thinking summer or fall of 2012. I'm still undecided where to stay with a little one. Also, how does purchasing a trip work? Is there financing? Thanks!

    Hi ya, Christina! That's awesome that you're bringing your daughter to Disney World next year. That should help cheer both of you up after the Packers plow through the Bears on their run to a repeat Super Bowl victory. (Sorry, I couldn't resist inserting a little Wisconsin-Illinois rivalry somewhere in there!)

    If you're planning on visiting in the summer or even early fall, the weather could be pretty hot. It's nice to have your resort nearby so you can cool down and rest at midday. Since your daughter will be 4 years old, Magic Kingdom is likely your top destination. If cost is less of a concern, I'd recommend the Polynesian. It's right on the monorail line with easy access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and you can grab a bus to the other parks. The ambiance lends itself well to feeling more relaxed. The dining options are quality too, and the Kona coffee you'll find here is the best cup of coffee you'll find on property.

    If you're thinking a moderate resort or a value resort would be more in line with your interests, I think Port Orleans French Quarter (moderate) and Pop Century (value) are some of the easiest ones to get your arms around.

    There are several options offered through Disney to help defer the cost of your trip and/or space out payments. The Disney Rewards Visa Card has a 0% promotional APR offer for the first 6 billing cycles when you use purchase a Walt Disney World vacation package on the aforementioned card. If you plan to pay for a package out of pocket, you can put a $200 down payment on your vacation and pay the remaining balance 45 days before the start of your trip.
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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