EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 30, 2013
    Anna 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 Moms! I am planning our first ever trip to Disney World. We will be traveling November 3-9. We are going for my daughter's 5th birthday, but also bringing our 11 month old son. I am driving myself crazy trying to pick a hotel. How do I decide???

    Hi, Anna!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question! As the mom of a young son myself, I think it’s best to pick a resort hotel close to the park you plan to spend the most time in. It really helps if the journey between your hotel room and the theme park is as short and easy as possible! Another benefit of being close to your hotel is that you can make quick trips back to the hotel room during the day for naps, swimming or a change of clothes.

    With two young children, I bet most of your time will probably be spent at Magic Kingdom Park. One of the three Walt Disney World Resort Hotels on the monorail line—Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa— would provide easy access to the Magic Kingdom. There is a monorail station at all three of those resorts, so your family will always be a fun ride away from “The Most Magical Place on Earth!”

    Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your daughter, and if you have any table-service meals planned, let your server know you’re celebrating her birthday. You’ll likely get a special treat at the end of your meal! 

    Happy birthday to your little princess! Please let me know if you have any other questions as you plan your family’s very first pixie-dusted vacation, Anna.

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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