Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 30, 2009
    Travis from NJ 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 staying @ Carribean Beach(my son loves pirates!) w/ my two children, 5 & 3. I know it is rather big. Are there specific rooms I should request to make it easier for us to catch the bus to the parks, go to the pool or eat? More challenging w/ 1 adu


    Thanks for coming to the Mom's Panel! 

    Although you can request specific buildings at the resorts, I have found that making a note on my reservation about what I want out of a room gets me farther.  For example, in your case, rather than saying you'd like building x or y, make a note on the reservation that you are traveling alone with your two young sons and would like to be near a bus stop, pool, or the food court (in the order that you prefer).  If you simply requested a building and it is full, Disney may not know why you wanted it and, it is only their guess.  However, if you let them know what you want, they will try to make it happen within their boundaries (after the reservations that were made before yours, paid a preferred room price, or have medical reasons, etc.).

    Best news: If you request a pirates room at Caribbean Beach, you will automatically get a preferred room and be nearer to the pool and food court.  It's only about a $30 difference right now.

    FYI: If you want some more tips on traveling with two children alone, ask my fellow Moms Panelist Margaret.  She braves Disney multiple times a year with her boys--and she's got three!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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