Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 27, 2015
    Mary 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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    May visit without going to the parks, which resort should we stay? Thinking of AKL with a safari view? Any other suggestions? We'd like to spend time enjoying another side of Disney.

    Welcome back, Mary!

    I love talking about Walt Disney World Resort® accommodations. My family and I visit quite frequently without ever stepping foot into the parks. Those vacations are no less magical! Here are my suggestions for the best places to stay while on a theme park free vacation. 

    Disney's Yacht or Beach Club Resort (Beach Club is preferred) - This resort area is hands down my favorite! Immerse yourself in the carefree feeling of a beachside retreat from days gone by. These resorts also boast the best swimming pool on property! From a thrilling side down the Flying Jib to relaxing as you float along the lazy river, you will no doubt feel like you're on vacation when your poolside at Stormalong Bay. Not to mention, being in the Epcot Resort Area means access to a plethora of dining options that you can get to by foot! Spend an evening catching all the nightly fun and entertainment along the BoardWalk area and then watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth without stepping into Epcot®.

    Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - My second favorite location in the "World." The dining is great, the location is right in the middle of the magic, and you can view Wishes Nighttime Spectacular from the beaches of this tropical resort with a Captain's Mai-Tai in your hands. And with construction almost complete at this newly reimagined resort, it's a great time to start planning a visit! 

    I hope you like these suggestions, Mary! Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding these, or any other Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels. 

    Faith D. 
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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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