Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 24, 2010
    Shannon from ND 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.

    My M-i-L is joining us on our next trip to WDW but prefers ease of access (i.e. less bus travel & mode jumpin)between parks & resort. We are tight on $ but she is not. Any suggestions to reach middle ground?


    If you're looking to meet in the middle, you might want to consider either the Garden Wing of the Contemporary Resort on the monorail with access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot or the Swan & Dolphin hotels with boat and walking access to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Although the standard rooms in the Garden Wing of the Contemporary can run the gamut with views from  Bay Lake to a parking lot, pool access and its larger rooms (especially the ones on the end of the hallways) make it a good value. She'll have some walking to get to the monorail but no more than you'd find if you were at one of the last buildings at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian or any Moderate hotel for a bus.

    The Swan & Dolphin, however, might get my vote, though. It offers a deluxe-feel without the deluxe price. Personally, I think its beds (you know the "heavenly ones") are much better than those I've found at Disney's Polynesian and the bathroom appointments aren't as tired. You might prefer the Swan because its about half the size of the larger Dolphin which also hosts conventions. The Swan also has two bathroom vanities, one inside the bathroom and one outside. Best of all, these hotels offer discounts you don't find at other hotels, like one for teachers and nurses.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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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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