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  • On Nov 6, 2014
    Debbie from NC 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 to see which resorts are recommended for 2 adults and a 3 year old close to the action ? But has pools and other activities during our week ? Wanting to know if early May or after Labor Day in September is the best time to book?

    Hello Debbie! 

    If you are wanting to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel close to the action, then I would recommend one close to Magic Kingdom park or Epcot. With a 3-year-old, I would probably spend a lot of time at Magic Kingdom and would ultimately recommend Disney's Contemporary Resort.

    The ability to walk to Magic Kingdom or take a quick monorail ride back to Disney's Contemporary Resort is priceless. My children are so excited when they see the monorail go right through the resort! You can also ride the monorail (with a transfer) to Epcot. The transportation options, delicious restaurants, and splashtastic pools rank Disney's Contemporary Resort in our family's top 2 Walt Disney World Resort hotels. 

    I would also suggest Disney's Beach Club Resort. Stormalong Bay, the resort's pool, is amazing. With a lazy river, kids' water slide, and sandy beaches, your 3-year-old will never want to leave the resort pool. Disney's Beach Club Resort is also within walking distance to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios or you can opt for a fun boat ride to both theme parks.

    Deciding between May and September is a tough choice. September will have hotter weather (it's really hot), less expensive resort rates, and lighter crowds. If you go later in September, you can also catch Halloween festivities like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which is my favorite party at Walt Disney World. The beginning of May will include moderate weather, manageable crowds, and special events such as the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. If I was on a budget, September would be the winner.

    If you have any other questions, please come back and see us real soon at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Have a magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Tania, Virginia

I've been on numerous Walt Disney World Resort vacations, ranging from girlfriend getaways, anniversary trips, "runDisney-cations," mommy/daughter trips and family vacations with my 5 princesses in tow! Need a reason for a Disney vacation? I've got 20! Learn More About Tania

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