Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 5, 2011
    Mario from NY 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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    Hi! We are: Mom, Dad, 2 boys-6yo and 1 3/4yo. We have a last min. vacation and are trying to decide btwn Contemporary, Saratoga and Boardwalk for our stay. My son loves Dwntown Disney and we'll be going to MagKin at least 1 day. RECOMMENDATIONS, PLEASE!!!

    Hi Mario! Love love a last minute vacation! The best news is it's a win win decision, whichever you choose! Based on the info in your question, here are a few thoughts.

    The Contemporary Resort is perfectly located, especially for the Magic Kingdom. It's a quick 10 minute walk, or the monorail goes right through the resort, which is super handy for both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. And you can't beat it if you get a room with the view of Cinderella Castle - perfect for viewing the fireworks! It'll take about 25 minutes to get to Downtown Disney from the Contemporary on a Disney bus.

    Saratoga Springs is ideally located to Downtown Disney. I'm with your son on that one - we love it there! From Saratoga you can walk or take the bus or boat and be there is under 15 minutes. It's also a quick 10 minute bus ride to the Magic Kingdom, so that works well too!

    I love the Boardwalk! The location is perfect, a quick walk or boat ride to both the Hollywood Studios and Epcot, although that doesn't help if they're not on your itinerary. The evenings are great, with lots of entertainment. It'll take you about 15 minutes to get to the Magic Kingdom and 20 minutes to Downtown Disney by bus.

    Hope this helps in your decision Mario!
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