• On Oct 30, 2017
    Katie from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning my family of 4 trip for Aug. 2018. I've got the resorts narrowed down to Art of Animation (Nemo family suite), Copper Creek 1bedroom villa & Saratoga Springs 1bedroom villa. Any favorites? Pros & Cons welcome!

    Hi Katie,

    I am happy to help you think about where to stay for your next Walt Disney World vacation! There is also a great comparison tool to help you out with this.

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort is whimsical and fun. If you have small children, this might be a good choice for the larger-than-life characters represented at the resort, as well as the colorful decor and wonderfully themed pools. A family suite here can sleep up to six adult guests, and has a kitchenette. Both Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge are part of the Deluxe Villa category of resort, so you will find some similarities in them. In a one-bedroom villa, they both feature a full kitchen, and a washer and dryer. Both can sleep up to four adult guests. You will also find the one-bedroom villas to be larger in square footage than the family suite.

    Because you have four guests, I would choose one of the one-bedroom villas. This is because I love the convenience of a full kitchen on vacation. My family often cooks some meals in our villa, which we find saves us time and money. I also really appreciate the washer and dryer right in the villa. I can pack less and do laundry on vacation, and therefore save money on baggage fees with the airlines! Between the two Deluxe Villa resorts, I think that which you choose is a matter of personal taste as well as where you want to be. Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is located very near to Disney Springs, so it is great for dining, shopping and entertainment access. Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge was recently opened and has a lovely rustic flare, and is accessible to Magic Kingdom by boat.

    In the end, no matter which resort you choose, I am sure that you will have a magical vacation, Katie! Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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