Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 6, 2013
    Frances 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 a trip in August and staying in Deluxe resort. We are debating between a monorail hotel or Wilderness Lodge . Are the lines for the boats long at the WL? Also, can a fridge be rented at a deluxe hotel? 2 kids, 9 & 6.

    Hi, Frances!  (love that name - it's one of my daughter's middle names!)  I'm going to tackle the easier of those questions first.  You will have a dormitory size refrigerator in your room at your resort, so you won't have to worry about renting one.

    I have to admit, I love the Wilderness Lodge.  If the choice was solely mine, I would not let the concern over lines for the boat keep me from staying there.  You will find that the lines vary - definitely longer at park opening and during busier times of the year.  The end of August is about when the summer crowds begin to diminish, so if your trip is later in the month, I wouldn't give transportation a second thought.

    You'll have to allow about 20 minutes in between boat or bus transportation at the resort.  The monorail resorts may have transportation that is slightly quicker, but if you go anywhere other than the Magic Kingdom or EPCOT, you'll still have to deal with boats or buses, so that may be something to add into your thought process as well.

    If I can help in any other way, please just let me know!  

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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