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  • On Jun 29, 2023
    Brianna from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I need help planning a trip to Disney World Florida in November for a family of 5 Adults and 1 Child (3years old). In your opinion which resort would be the best one to stay at for a 3 year old? Date upon arrival can vary depending on availability

    Welcome to planDisney, Brianna! 

    I'm so glad you stopped by with your question. As a Disney dad with two young Mousekteers, I have done a decent amount of research on this question. In many ways, any Disney Resorts Collection hotel is amazing for young kids. As you know, children just love exploring, playing, and having fun. My kids have never been dissatisfied with a Disney Resort. Having said that, there are certainly some hotels that are extra special for kiddos. Here are my top three:

    1. Disney's Art of Animation Resort

    With its storybook landscapes—including Finding Nemo, Cars, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid—this is possibly the best Disney-themed Resort on property. It really does feel as though you've been fully immersed in the Disney magic. My children absolutely love exploring this hotel. The Cozy Cone Pool and the Big Blue Pool are spectacular. The latter even has a splash pad and a nearby Finding Nemo-themed play area that is ideal for 3-year-olds. Whether you choose to stay at a Standard Room with The Little Mermaid theming, or one of the amazing Family Suits, your child will be in awe at the accommodation. You'll also have access to Disney Skyliner, which is a magical way to travel for kids of all ages.

    2. Disney's All-Star Movie Resort

    Not only is this hotel a great price, but the theming is fantastic. My children especially love the Toy Story buildings. I can still remember my son's face when he saw a life-sized RC Car. The Fantasia Pool is big and kids love watching Sorcerer Mickey shoot water jets out of his fingers.

    3. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    This is one of my favorite hotels on property. Period. However, it's especially great for kids because they can view the African animals that wander around the savannahs. If you can get a savannah view room you won't regret it. There's nothing like waking up to a giraffe outside your room! The Lion King-themed rooms are subtle, yet magical. I've only stayed at Jambo House, but the pool there is spectacular. It has a zero-grade entry, which is helpful for 3-year-olds. It's also beautiful and relaxing.

    So those are my top suggestions. However, you really can't go wrong, Brianna. Don't allow the "fear of missing out" to steal any joy from your decision. Wherever you choose to stay will be "practically perfect in every way." 

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney!


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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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