Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 3, 2014
    Sharon from GA 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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    Mom and I plan to visit WDW the first week of Dec. We will stay off property and plan to tour the resorts the morning before MVMCP. I want to park at MK and taking the bus/monorail. Are both handicap friendly & what are ur fav resort Xmas decorati

    Hey Sharon!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Mom Panel! In my opinion, you have picked the perfect time of year to visit Walt Disney World. Not only are the parks and resorts decorated for the holiday season, the crowd levels are relatively low.

    You are going to love taking the resort "monorail tour". My family does this every time we visit. All of the resorts are decorated so beautifully especially Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa which includes a giant, ornately decorated gingerbread house.

    You can begin your tour by parking in the Magic Kingdom parking lot then jumping onto the Resort Monorail which is absolutely handicap accessible. There are also elevators at each resort to take you down to the main level. The first stop will be Disney's Polynesian Resort followed by the Grand Floridian then Disney's Contemporary Resort. After the Contemporary jump back on the Resort Monorail and take it all the way around to the Magic Kingdom.

    A quick note about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party: Even though the posted time for the event is 7:00 p.m., I have found they will often allow ticket holders to enter the park as early as 4:00 p.m.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any other questions please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a magical Disney vacation and a pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN
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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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