Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Feb 12, 2010
    Mia 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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    If money were not part of the equation, what resort would you recommend for a family visiting Disney for the first time (kids ages 6 & 8)? I want to be in the right place to have the easiset time visiting all we can in 7 days.

    Hi Mia! Sounds like you are planning a fantastic first trip to Walt Disney World!

    My first choice would be Disney's flagship resort, the Grand Floridian. It has large, luxurious rooms, a fun pool, great restaurants, and a fabulous location on the monorail route right next to the Magic Kingdom park. If the theming of the Grand Floridian doesn't appeal to your family, take a look at the Polynesian or Contemporary resorts. Both are also on the monorail route, which makes traveling to and from the Magic Kingdom super easy.

    My other recommendation would be the Beach Club. It also has large, luxurious rooms, and a spectacular pool area with a huge water slide that your children would love! Although it's not on the monorail, it has boat transportation to Hollywood Studios, and Epcot is a quick walk or boat ride away, giving you lots of dining options.

    If money's no object, consider staying in a club-level room at one of these resorts. You'll receive assistance with dining reservations and other vacation plans before your trip, and access to a lounge with continental breakfast, snacks and drinks throughout the day, and evening wine, beer, appetizers, desserts and cordials.   The ability to grab a drink from the lounge on your way out to the parks or unwind with a glass of wine in the evening while your kids have a pb&j sandwich makes for a really relaxing time!

    Have a wonderful first visit to Disney!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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