AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On May 22, 2012
    Dan from CT 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 on oct in WDW 2012. We hav e a 6 yr old daughter and a 8 yr old son. very active. Also coming with grandparents. What do you recommend for kid friendly hotels with children who love water but cant swim very well yet?

    Hi Dan!

    This is a great question. I think the two best Disney Resorts with regards to a pool for guests of any age are the Beach Club and the Yacht Club. That is because they share Stormalong Bay, which is almost mini-water park. The last time we stayed at the Beach Club, my youngest son who was 5 at the time did not want to ever leave the pool. There is literally a sand island in the "kiddie pool" that kids can make sand castles on!

    After those two resorts, I would recommend the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It has a very nice pool and there is a water play area at nearby Kidani Village that you are allowed to visit. 

    For a Disney Moderate Resort with a cool pool for children, I suggest the Caribbean Resort then Port Orleans Riveside. 

    Good luck with your decision, and please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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