Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Oct 26, 2013
    Jennifer from NC 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! Would like to know your choice for favorite Value Resort and why? My ds, 11 and I are planning a trip for this Thanksgiving. Thank you!

    Hi Jennifer,

    I'm happy to be able to offer advice on the Walt Disney World value resorts. My family frequently stays in a value resort. Most often, we choose Pop Century, and I think it would be a great option for you and your son. Don't let the "value" title fool you. All the Disney resorts offer great theming and the Disney level of  service.

    You'll find a nice food court, an arcade and three pools including the '60s themed Hippy Dippy Pool. One plus is that Pop doesn't share buses with other resorts. The longest ride to a theme park is about 20 minutes.

    The '50s section is our favorite for theme and location, but this is a moderately sized resort, so no room is a super long walk from Classic Hall, home of the food court, shops and bus station.

    You also might want to consider the All-Star Sports resort. It's our second choice for values. The three All-Star resorts sometimes share a bus, and the thing we like about Sports is that the bus stops there first both for pick-up and drop-off.

    Sports often is the least expensive value resort, too, by a few dollars a night.

    One note: the food court at All-Star Sports is closed for renovation. Grab and go items are available, but if you want made-to-order food, you have to catch the shuttle or walk to All-Star Movies or All-Star Music.

    I think you and your son can have a great Thanksgiving visit at either resorts. I recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. Thanksgiving is a popular week, so rooms may sell out, especially at the more modestly priced resorts.

    Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. My family is spending Thanksgiving week at Walt Disney World, too, and we can't wait!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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