Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 15, 2010
    Melissa from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're looking at travelling to WDW around April 11-18th (a bit flexible on days). I have a 2 year old. If cost were not an issue, where would you recommend staying with a toddler? Overwhelmed with the information on the site and trying to sort it out.!

    Melissa:

    If cost were not an issue, I would book a one-bedroom villa at Bay Lake Tower with a view of the Magic Kingdom. Here's why:
    1. You've got a toddler and that tells me you'll be spending much of your time at Magic Kingdom.  BLT is minutes away if find yourself needing a nap! Whether you take the monorail or the pleasant 10-minute stroll to the front gate, proximity is worth a mint sometimes!
    2. With a toddler, you may find yourself heading back to the room earlier than you planned at night. What better way to end the night than viewing the fireworks from your room! 
    3. The jacuzzi!  Each one- and two-bedroom villa comes with a jacuzzi!  To your toddler, you might as well have your own pool in your room (with parental observation, of course). Best of all, what a way for YOU to relax!
    4. The suite with its full living area and kitchen gives plenty of room for everything your baby needs without feeling cramped: a Pack 'n' Play, stroller, diapers, etc. Lots of room to roam and feel at home so baby isn't out of sorts. Best of all, you've got a dishwasher if you have to wash sippy cups and you've got a fridge for other baby needs.
    5. Bay Lake Tower just opened. It's new. It's fresh. Its pool sparkles and includes a splash area for toddlers. It's where I'd stay if money wasn't in the equation. Period.
    If you can't get Bay Lake Towers, go for The Contemporary. You'll get the monorail, Magic Kingdom view, and a refurbished room. (And a little extra change to spend on a nice meal.)
    Now, just a piece of advice. Because your dates are flexible, I highly recommend that you move them to a later week. The week before and after Easter is second only to the week between Christmas and Easter for crowds. The later you can go in April, the better it will be.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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