EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 6, 2011
    Jerre from MO 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.

    I am planning my family's 1st trp to WDW in Sept 2012(my wife and I wit our 3 yr old dghtr) Which Deluxe Resort woul be better for a 3 yr old? Cont, because of loc and convenience - Wilderness because of fun atmosphere or Poly for serenity an monorail

    Hi Jerre:

    You ask a question with three correct answers.  I fully acknowledge that if you ask three Moms Panelists this question, you'd probably get at least six different answers, so the following only represents my opinion.

    Of your three choices, I'd sliiiigtly lean towards the Polynesian.  The Polynesian has the convenience of the monorail, a tropical and relaxing atmosphere, and a wonderfully-themed pool that your family should really enjoy.

    I also have a soft spot for Contemporary.  I still remember the wonder I felt as a six-year old staying at the Contemporary Resort and watching the monorail run right through the A-frame Tower and marveling at the lobby's 90-foot, floor-to-ceiling ceramic mural created by Disney Legend, Mary Blair. But the Contemporary can have a bit of a convention feel to it, which makes me recommend the Polynesian slightly.

    Wilderness Lodge is also a great choice and a terrific theme.  And while the boat ride to the Magic Kingdom will likely delight your three year-old, it's hard to give up the convenience of the monorail. 

    Pick any of the three and you'll be happy.  But if I had to choose, I'd go with the Polynesian. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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