• On Feb 14, 2009
    Robert from AL 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 to stay in one of the villas. Do you have a favorite? And if so why?

    Hi Robert!

    As a DVC member, I've stayed at all of the properties except for Animal Kingdom Villas, which I'm happy to report we are going to in August!  At this point, I'd say the Beach Club Villas are my favorite because of their location and Stormalong Bay (the unbelievable pool), but I suspect my upcoming trip to Animal Kingdom will change my mind!  Here are some thoughts on each:

    Beach Club and Boardwalk Villas - these resorts share the best location of the DVC properties.  The opportunity to walk to two theme parks is a huge plus.  We love not having to fold strollers to board buses.  There are a number of great dining choices, and the Boardwalk affords plenty of free nightly entertainment.  The pools are among the best-themed at Disney.

    - Old Key West - This is my favorite resort when we need extra space.  The rooms are HUGE!  The sand castle pool and sand play area is a favorite for my kids.  My kids love the activity room, and the boat to Downtown Disney is very convenient.

    - Saratoga Springs - I love the easy access to a spa (maybe someday I'll get to go!)  The Turf Club is a great restaurant, and access to Downtown Disney is a plus.   My younger son loves the little slide into the pool.  He says he's practicing for his debut on the large one! 

    -Wilderness Lodge Villas - I come from a family of teachers on limited budgets, so camping was our primary method of travel.  The decor reminds me of the various National Parks I visited while growing up.  Boat access to the Magic Kingdom makes this another great location.  My husband and I had a great dinner at Artist Point, and my kids love Whispering Canyons.

    -Animal Kingdom Villas- we've stayed at the Lodge, and Uzima Pool (huge, zero-entry with an amazing slide) is neck in neck with the Beach Club as my kids' favorite.  Jiko and Boma are two of our favorite Disney restaurants, and the unprecedented access to exotic animals is truly a unique experience.
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