Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Jul 12, 2020
    James from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we’re planning a Disney World vacation, for the year 2023, we have 4 families, my wife and me, my three daughters, their husbands and right now three grandsons, who will be 9, 8 and 7, what are the best options, would a family suite work?

    Hello, James,

    Thank you for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  How wonderful to be planning a family trip to Walt Disney World in 2023!  I love planning trips and daydreaming of magical days at Walt Disney World.  Some of my greatest Disney memories are when my family took multi-generational trips.  They are just filled with so many great moments of laughter and smiles.  

    If I counted correctly, there are 4 families with a total of 11 people in your party.  You can certainly book separate rooms for each family if you'd like and ask for them to be connecting (a door opens between the rooms) or adjoining (the rooms are next to each other) at any of the Disney Resorts.  I also think that the family suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort and Disney's All-Star Music Resort are perfect for parties that are larger so that you can enjoy more time together. The suites accommodate up to 6 guests and have 2 bathrooms. They also have one dedicated bedroom and a living area where the furniture converts to sleepers as well as a kitchenette.  You will want to explore the links for the resorts to see if there is one that better suits your family's preferences with themes/designs and budget.  I should note that Disney's Art of Animation Resort has an additional feature with it having access to the Disney Skyliner to "fly" guests through the sky to Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT as well as some nearby resorts. 

    I'd also like to suggest the Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. These are cabins that hold up to 6 guests and have a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a bedroom.  While some guests go out to eat for every meal, others like the option to cook some meals at their resort which can easily be done here. The cabins are so charming and fun and may make you feel as if you are in the woods rather than sunny Florida. Many guests even rent golf carts to get around the resort, which may be an additional attraction for your grandsons!

    Another option is rooms at the Deluxe Villas, which are part of the Disney Vacation Club  but can be reserved by any guest if there is availability. The Grand Villas at these resorts accommodate up to 12 guests and will have 3 bedrooms, a living space, multiple bathrooms, washer/dryer, and a full kitchen. They provide a great opportunity for your entire party to be together in one space.

    Once you look through these different options, please let us know if you have any further questions.  We are happy to share more details about each of the individual resorts.  You may also want to start visiting the Disney Parks Blog for news and updates about Walt Disney World. 

    Happy Planning!  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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