Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 19, 2012
    Jill from MI 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 planning second trip to WDW. We stayed at grand Floridian last yr. we want something else that is more fun for the kids ages 5,7,10. They love swimming , water slides and being busy arcade too. Want to stay close to the kingdom. What to you suggest?

    Hello, Jill!

    Your plan for a resort that has a great pool but is close to Magic Kingdom Park is a great one!

    If you haven't yet stayed at Disney's Polynesian Resort, check out their webpage.  There, you'll find out about both Moana Mickey's Arcade as well as Nanea Volcano Pool, and its 40-foot high volcano and 142-foot tubular waterslide.  We loved the ambiance surrounding the pool area, too, AND the fact that it's only a quick monorail ride from Magic Kingdom Park.

    If you don't mind heading a little further, but still close, to Magic Kingdom, check out Disney's Wilderness Lodge, which boasts Fire Rock Geyser, Silver Creek Springs pool (with a slide) and Buttons and & Bells Arcade.  What's also unique about this property is Chip'n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long and that you can get to Magic Kingdom Park via bus as well boat.

    Finally, if you're willing to step a bit further away from Magic Kingdom in order to have access to a really spectacular pool area, then consider Disney's Beach Club Resort.  This resort's "water wonderland," Stormalong Bay, features waterfalls, a lazy river as well as a waterslide AND is within easy walking to distance to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Of course, Lafferty Place Arcade will keep them busy, too!

    I hope these suggestions help you find that perfect resort for your second magical visit to Walt Disney World! Please send any additional questions you may have as you plan your journey; I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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