Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 15, 2010
    Kelly from TX 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 am looking for a resort that is geared towards preschoolers. Activities, water slides things to occupy our time for a day at the resort if we decide to take a break from parks. (Also in a perfect world I would find this and a kitchen) Any suggestions?

    Hi Kelly,

    The best pool on property is Stormalong Bay in my opinion.  It is a mini-water park with a sand-bottom pool.  It has a small lazy river and an awesome water slide.  My kids could spend an entire day there; my 5 year old could spend an entire vacation there.  Stormalong Bay is shared by Disney's Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts.  They are located on Crescent Lake, between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  They are across the lake from Disney's Boardwalk, giving you easy access to the shops, restaurants, and night clubs there.  You are also in luck, because you can stay at the Beach Club Villas, the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) portion of the resort, which has rooms with a kitchen.  My family and I stayed in a 1 bedroom Deluxe Villa last summer and we loved it.  You do not have to be a member of DVC to stay in a DVC resort.

    My next recommendation would be to stay in the Kidani Village portion of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.  It is also a DVC property and you can get a villa with a kitchen there.  They also have a pool area that most would call a mini-water park, though I think Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club is better.

    Also, be sure to consider spending a day at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach.  The water parks are fabulous.  We have visited Walt Disney World before with the sole intent of spending the entire vacation at those two parks.  They are absolutely fabulous.  My family prefers Typhoon Lagoon over Blizzard Beach, but I know many families who would say the exact opposite. 

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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