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  • On Nov 5, 2023
    Derek Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am looking for advice on the best resort for a family of 5? I have 3 children under the age of 6 and was wondering what options are out there for us at Disney World. Thank you for your time!

    Hi there, Derek,

    Welcome to planDisney! We're so glad you stopped by with a question today. I'm not sure if this is your family's first visit to Walt Disney World Resort or you are repeat guests, but I promise you're in for a most magical vacation experience.

    Based on your children's ages I'd recommend one of the Family Suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. This is my favorite Value Resort not only because of the convenient Disney Skyliner access to two theme parks but more so for the incredible theming and larger-than-life colorful decor. If your children are fans of The Lion King, Finding Nemo, or Cars there is no cuter (or more comfortable) option for you to unwind and recharge in between your time at the parks. 

    The Family Suites can accommodate up to 6 with space for everyone to sleep comfortably, a convenient kitchenette, and two full bathrooms making getting ready each morning or cleaning up before bedtime a breeze! The rooms feature ample storage, a table/Murphy bed, and a pull-out double sofa in the main living area, as well as a private Queen bedroom with its own dresser, TV, and walk-in shower. The main bathroom features a tub/shower combo so your family will have plenty of space to suds up, shine their teeth and buff their bodies. I stayed in a Cars Family Suite with my daughter last year and she loved converting the table into a bed each day and was delighted by all the adorable cozy cone detailing throughout the room. 

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort also features a Finding Nemo-themed Big Blue Pool (the largest pool at Walt Disney World Resort) as well as smaller pools in The Little Mermaid and Cars-themed areas. Your kiddos are sure to be mesmerized by the character sculptures and photo ops all around the resort grounds. 

    You can also look into The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts which can all accommodate 5 guests in a variety of themed settings. My family enjoyed our stay at Disney's BoardWalk Villas this summer and slept soundly in our Deluxe Studio with a Queen bed, double sleeper sofa and a pull-down single bed below the TV. The resort's Luna Park Pool and the variety of nightly activities on Disney's BoardWalk were also a huge hit with my kids. 

    I hope this helps get your planning underway. If I can offer any additional recommendations or answer more questions please don't hesitate to come back and ask me directly.

    Wishing your family magic and memories,
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