Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 20, 2011
    Tammy 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.

    We are making our 1st trip to Disneyworld with our 5 yr old, we are trying to decide between the Contemporary Resort or Dolphin and Swan resort. Which would you recommened for the hotel activities that a kid would enjoy the most.

    Hi Tammy! How exciting to be planning your family's first Disney World vacation! While the Swan and Dolphin have a convenient location and offer deluxe rooms at often value prices, they don't, in my opinion, compare to the Contemporary. Although the Swan and Dolphin are on Disney property, they are not Disney-owned hotels, and in my experience, they lack the Disney feel. The Contemporary has sleek modern rooms and a prime location next to the Magic Kingdom. Your son would love watching the monorail whiz through the middle of the hotel! Many rooms have views of the Magic Kingdom and its nightly fireworks show, and you can also view the Electrical Water Pageant from the Contemporary. The hotel often has fun activities in the evening like outdoor movies, and of course it's home to Chef Mickey's, where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner with Mickey Mouse and friends. In addition to the pools, there's also a beach and options for fishing and boating. I think you and your son would have a ball at the Contemporary!

    If you have more questions, feel free to visit us again at the Moms Panel! We're happy to help! 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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