• On Mar 21, 2018
    Karie from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m taking my family on a cruise in December and I was wondering if I should make a stop at Disney world after the cruise. We would only have 3-4 days to spend there. Is that enough time? Where is central to stay?

    Hi Karie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to plan a land and sea vacation! Of course, if you have the time and it fits with your budget, I definitely suggest it.

    Since you will have just a few days, I recommend that you stay at a resort hotel with monorail access to the parks. Having access to the resort monorail will save you time. Those resorts include Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort along with Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. We love to stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort because we can walk to Magic Kingdom from there. The walk takes about 10 minutes and is pretty amazing when you are trying to leave Magic Kingdom after the fireworks - just bypass the transportation lines and you will be at the resort in a few minutes! 

    Karie, with monorail access, you can easily get to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. With three days, I would suggest you do those two parks and spend a day relaxing at the resort hotel. If you stay for four days, you could certainly try to visit three or four parks, but I would suggest spending some significant time relaxing after your cruise. The deluxe and deluxe villa resort hotels have fantastic amenities.

    Be sure to use My Disney Experience to make all of your vacation plans - link your resort hotel reservation and theme park tickets, make Fast Pass+ selections and advanced dining reservations!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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