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  • On Sep 21, 2011
    Anne from MD 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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    We are planning our first WDW vacation. What is the best hotel for a family with seven-year old twin boys? Thanks!

    Hi Anne!

    Sounds like you've got a tough decision to make! Picking a Disney resort is one of the hardest parts of planning a trip!

    In the value resort category, my recommendation is Pop Century. All of the Disney resorts are great, but we enjoy Pop Century's theme and layout. It also does not share buses with other value resorts as the All Star resorts sometimes do. 

    The pools at Pop Century are fun too! The main pool is even shaped like a flower!

    If you're thinking of a moderate resort, my favorite resort in this category is Port Orleans French Quarter. Our family really prefers the smaller size of this resort. After a long park day, its nice to know that everything you need is just a short walk away at your resort.

    A couple of other great bonuses for Port Orleans French Quarter are the boat transportation over to Downtown Disney (great for meals, shopping, or even a trip to DisneyQuest) and the ability to use the pool and amenities at Port Orleans Riverside. Having this option might be fun - if you're planning a day or two of downtime at your resort. Port Orleans French Quarter recently went through a complete refurbishment too.

    One great addition to the resort are the queen-size beds that are brand new at the resort. This is a great bonus if you're having to share beds with any kids! Plus, don't forget to sample some of the beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter - YUM! Hope this helps!

    And, last but never least, the Wilderness Lodge is my favorite of all of the Disney Resorts. The Pacific Northwest theme, complete with totem poles and multi-story fireplace is magnificient. It feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Its location is top-notch too - it is just a short boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom.

    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

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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