Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 17, 2011
    Susan 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 are planning our Disney trip for this Dec. And I was wondering what the best deluxe resort is for that do time of year. We are leaning towards either Wilderness lodge or Yacht club resorts. Which do you prefer or is there a better choice?

    Hi Susan!

    I can tell you, without a doubt, that I love the Wilderness Lodge! AND, the Wilderness Lodge at the Holidays is simply AMAZING!

    This resort has so much going for it:

    Location - the Magic Kingdom is just a boat ride away (as well as the Contemporary & Ft. Wilderness too!). Its super easy to enjoy our favorite park since its so close!

    Ambiance - the lobby and hidden relaxation areas around this resort are notch. The fireplace is scale-replica of the Grand Canyon. How cool is that !! The Christmas decorations include a multi-story Christmas tree featuring teepees and Native American decorations. Its really incredible!

    Amenities - three wonderful dining options, from the Roaring Fork quick serve, to the hoopla of Whispering Canyon, to the beautiful, gourmet Artists Point; the availability of Bunk Bed rooms is a real peace-keeper in our family, since the kids are old enough now where sharing a bed is a mortifying idea! And, I have to mention the pool! While it isn't huge, its still a favorite of ours!

    - if you have an artistic side, the tours of the lodge are wonderful - currently you can learn about the history of the lodge and the totem poles which grace the lobby; there are always a variety of kids activities as well, things like cookie decorating, pool games, and a Hidden Mickey hunt which is available at the Front Desk.

    One other huge plus for the Wilderness Lodge is that it's one of the least expensive Deluxe resorts. This allows our family to upgrade many of our vacations to the Club Level floor, with private concierge, lounge & snack access, at a price that we can live with. This is an amenity that provides us with the ultimate in pampering, and we just couldn't budget for it with some of the other Deluxe resorts.
    Hope this helps you decide!
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Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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