• On Mar 26, 2020
    Amy from PA 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 stay at a resort along the monorail for our upcoming trip. Our daughter is 16, so we are looking for a resort that is convenient and offers deluxe amenities. Floridian, Contemporary, and Poly are all great resorts. How do we decide?

    Hi Amy!  Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I completely understand your dilemma!  With over 25 Resort Hotels each with its own unique ambiance and amenities, it is so hard to choose!  I'm glad you have already narrowed your choices down a bit to the three Deluxe Resorts on the monorail loop, and you are right: all are great choices.  Let's chat about some things to consider to help you decide.

    I'd think about what time of year you might like to plan your visit, which parks you plan to spend the most time at, and whether there are any special events you might like to attend.  For example, if you think you might be partying late into the night at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Disney's Contemporary Resort is a great choice because it is within walking distance to Magic Kingdom Park.  Within moments of leaving the park, you can be resting your head back in your room.  Planning a visit during the holiday seasonDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is absolutely breathtaking at that time of year!

    Another consideration is dining.  Are there particular restaurants that you've been wanting to try or are your favorites?  It would be nice to have your dining choices conveniently located at your resort.

    I'd also think about which atmosphere suits your family best.  While Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is elegant and beautiful and Disney's Contemporary Resort is an iconic symbol of the original vacation kingdom, for me the choice is Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.  I love the retro tiki vibe of this resort, and having Dole Whip readily available steps from my room is a bonus!

    Amy, I'm sure no matter which resort you decide upon, it will be a wonderful choice!  Don't forget to keep your eye on the Special Offers page for potential resort hotel or vacation package discounts for your stay.  Please stop by the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have as you plan your trip.  We are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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