Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 7, 2014
    Chris from VA 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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    Looking for the best moderate resort for my 2 & 5 yr olds my parents and myself. Best accommodations? walking distance to bus? Pools? Any advice on the best standard room locations to avoid paying higher rate. Thanks

    Hello Chris and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I have found that each resort has a "best" for different reasons.  The moderate resorts consist of:  the Cabins at Fort Wilderness, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans - French Quarter, and Port Orleans - Riverside.  If securing a room close to the amenities without upgrading to a preferred room is important for this trip then I recommend booking Port Orleans - French Quarter. 

    I have stayed in this amazingly beautiful resort with my children and have found that all of the rooms are quite close to the pool, food court, and bus depot.  The resort is more intimate than the other moderates and it is easy to move about with little ones.  I would however request a ground floor room if your parents have any mobility concerns over climbing stairs. 

    My children especially loved the pool with the dragon water slide and whimsical theming.  (You will chuckle when you see the Alligator Jazz Band).  My husband and I loved the romantic views and walking paths along the Sassagoula river.  We all enjoyed taking a peaceful and scenic boat ride to Downtown Disney every night for dinner.  Can you tell I'm missing it?  Oh and the fresh beignets made fresh to order are scrumptious!

    You will have a magical vacation with your family no matter which resort you choose.  If you have any more questions please visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Brenda ºOº

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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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