Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 12, 2013
    Brittany 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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    Hello Moms Panel! My sister and our parents are taking her and her five best friends to Disney World for her Sweet 16 in the next year. What are the best hotel options and times of year that would be best to go? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

    Hi Brittany! I celebrated my daughter's Sweet 16 at Walt Disney World last August. She also brought a few of her best friends and we had a blast!  After much research, we ended up selecting a Lion King Suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. It worked out great as I was able to stay in the bedroom and the giddy girls were able to stay in the remainder of the suite. The capacity for the suite is six guests and if I'm counting your party size correctly, you are at nine. One suite will not work for you, but two suites certainly would. With a party your size, you will have to look at (at least) two rooms no matter where you stay.  Depending on your budget, you could also consider a Disney Villa for 9 but those rates can be quite expensive.  

    You can research resorts further on this page. The value resorts will accommodate four people in the standard rooms. Most standard moderate rooms also accommodate four but there are some that will accommodate five. The deluxe standard rooms mostly accommodate five people. Your decision will come down to budget and your preference on resort theme. If you need any additional help with a resort selection, please let us know more about your budget/theme preference and we can help you further.

    As for time of year, I'm thinking you need to consider the school schedule. This was a major consideration for us as well so that is why we decided to go in August. However, if you are planning your celebration for a long weekend, you may have more flexibility. If that is the case, I would try and choose a weekend close to the actual birthday.

    Please let us know if you need additional help planning your celebration!


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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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