Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 6, 2012
    Luray 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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    3 kids in our family ages 15, 13 and 7, plus parents. Looking for something in Nov. or Dec. Nothing fancy. Don't want crowds, but would like fireworks if possible. Which week (Sat thru Fri) is best? Also, which resorts share "Animation" bus rou

    With a family of 5, your choices are narrowed down for you unless you'd like to book two rooms at any of the resorts. Knowing you'd like to see the fireworks, but are looking for something that isn't fancy & crowded, might I suggest the Polynesian Resort.  It is a deluxe resort with rooms that have views of the Magic Kingdom (fireworks!). While it seems like it would be in the hustle & bustle of the crowds, I find it a peaceful and quiet resort. Specifically, the longhouse (or building) Tahiti is more isolated & quiet. Similarly, the Contemporary Resort, another Magic Kingdom deluxe resort, may be an option for you While the main concourse of the resort is busy, the garden wing section of the resort is quiet and secluded. It will be tricky to see the fireworks, but you can easily walk to one of the viewing areas of the tower portion of the resort to view them. 

    While you won't be able to see the fireworks, the Cabins at Fort Wilderness, a moderate resort, will allow you to have a little log cabin all to yourself! You should find this a wonderfully peaceful resort away from the bigger crowds.  

    If you look over the resorts and room rates and would like some other suggestions, please let us know. There are other possibilities!

    Visiting anytime after Thanksgiving up to week before Christmas should all be good times to visit. I should caution you that there might be one weekend in early December when the Christmas Parade is taped, which has larger crowds.  

    As of now, we don't know any specifics about the buses for Art of Animation. If it were to share a bus, I think it would be with Pop Century. 

    Thank you for the question; please let us know if we can help again.
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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