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  • On Jul 30, 2011
    Lori from LA 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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    We just have one child, a 3 1/2 year old boy. Do you recommend a Disney Cruise or going to Disney World? And if you recommend Disney World would you recommend the Contemporary or the Polynesian? thank you

    Hi Lori! Thanks for submitting this question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel! Disney Cruise Line (DCL) and the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) are both amazing family vacation destinations. The answer to your question depends on the type of vacation your family would prefer to experience. My family has loved both of these Disney destinations for different reasons. However, I will share that we cruised with our children on the Disney Magic before their very first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. My youngest was only three months old when he became a Castaway Club member! The ideal scenario would be to combine both portions in one trip. Take a look at Karen's video titled Surf & Turf for solid tips on how to experience both destinations in one amazing Disney vacation. Both Disney's Polynesian Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort are two incredible Disney-Deluxe Resort-hotels. I would suggest making a decision based on which resort-theming your family would rather experience. Planning a Disney Surf & Turf will afford your family the opportunity to visit the Disney theme parks and delight in a magical Castaway Cay shore excursion. Sampling a Surf & Turf will also allow you to determine which type of vacation experience is better suited to your family's preferences. Whichever option you opt for, WDW, DCL, or both, your family is sure to have a memorable Disney vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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