• On Oct 6, 2009
    Cass 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.

    My mom, 5 year old son and I are planning on traveling to WDW in Nov? We are trying to decide where to stay. Any suggestions?


    You didn't mention your budget, so I'll give you a few suggestions across the dollar spectrum!

    Value: All-Star Movies.  Most of the icons (especially Buzz Lightyear and Woody) will be recognizable to your son.  In fact, when my children stayed there, they spent more time wanting pictures with the big statues outside our hotel room than with the characters in the parks!  Rooms are small, but there's just three of you!

    Moderate: Caribbean Beach Resort. Only if you get a pirate room!  You'll walk the plank as you enter the room, stepping on carpet that looks like wood and then you'll notice the beds are in the shape of boats!  If the weather is warm, plan on spending some time at the well-themed pool.  The water is warm, and its water play area for kids sets it apart in not only the moderate pools, but quite possibly the deluxes as well!

    Semi-Deluxe:  Animal Kingdom. Get a Savannah View so he can wake up and see the sight of a giraffe or zebra from his balcony!  The rooms have a rather dark decor, though, which along with its bus-only transport, makes it less desirable than....

    Polynesian. The theming, the monorail, the erupting volcano at the pool, its large rooms and distinctive restaurants add up to why it's a perennial favorite, but also a large price tag.

    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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