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  • On Oct 21, 2015
    Michelle from TX 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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    planning on a mid-January trip.4 kids: 11,9,4,2. looking at staying at the art of animation family cars suite. we will be spending most of our time at magic kingdom and wonder if the convenience of the monorail outweighs the thrill of the cars suite

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Michelle!

    You are correct that the monorail is a convenient and reliable transportation option. You shouldn't have to wait very long to board, which also helps minimize transportation time between your Disney Resort hotel and Magic Kingdom Park. If you choose to stay at a Disney Resort hotel that offers monorail transportation, you would have the option of Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. All three of these Deluxe Resorts are beautiful and have amazing amenities, but they do come at a price. It is also important to check the room occupancy for each of the Disney Resort hotels that you are considering to determine whether your family will need to reserve one or more rooms for your vacation.

    The Cars Family Suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort can be a more budget-friendly option than the Deluxe Resorts, and are expertly-themed to immerse families in the magic and storytelling of the Disney•Pixar hit movie Cars. The family suites can provide you with a place to spread out and relax for a mid-day nap, and the three pools at Disney's Art of Animation Resort are great fun for the whole family. In fact, The Big Blue Pool is the largest hotel pool in all of Walt Disney World Resort!

    It all comes down to personal preference and what you think will work best for your family. Yes, you will need to take a bus from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to Magic Kingdom Park, but the bus transportation is also a convenient way to travel throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. You may want to use this handy Disney Resort hotel comparison tool to make your final decision. It can be very helpful when comparing dining, recreation, and transportation options at the Disney Resort hotels. Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World vacation, Michelle!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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