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  • On Oct 24, 2015
    Jen from NJ 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 normally stay at the Contemporary. We don't have strollers anymore so we don't NEED the monorail. Thinking of saving money & doing Caribbean Beach or AOA family suite. I know the're diff levels but was interested in some feedback or Pros/cons. T

    Hi Jen,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    Even though you don’t have strollers anymore, you may find yourself missing the amenities (and the monorail!) at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. However, if you do want to save money and try something new, of the two choices that you have listed, I would go with a Family Suite at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. I’ll be blunt: I don’t love Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. I find it too big and spread out, I find the dining options somewhat lacklustre and the theming isn’t really my thing (I’m definitely NOT a beach bum). 

    We stayed in a Family Suite with our little guy at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort during our last trip and he absolutely loved it. Although I found the theming a bit loud (super bright and colourful), he loved seeing his Cars friends and staying in “Lightning McQueen’s house” and swimming in Nemo’s (awesome) Big Blue Pool. Plus, I found that the food court, Landscape of Flavours, had some great choices for my family. You also can’t go wrong with the extra space (especially a separate sleeping area for you, with two bathrooms and a kitchenette) that comes with the Family Suites. 

    But, if you’re “used to” a Deluxe Resort… Might I suggest taking a look at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge? I can’t say enough good things about my favourite Walt Disney World Resort Hotel

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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