Mom And Son Safari
  • On Sep 2, 2012
    Perry from TX 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 a trip for December '12. 4 adults, 1 child. None of us have been in a long time, and the first trip for my son. We want to stay in a deluxe hotel for the quick access to all parks. Also, my son will celebrate his 6th bday while there. Suggestions?

    Hello, Perry!

    Well, early birthday wishes for your little guy as you plan his first trip to Walt Disney World! Wow! What a treat!

    If you really want this to be a special trip, consider booking a two-bedroom at one of WDW's Deluxe Villas. These villas have fully-equiped kitchens, washers and dryers right in the room and plenty of living space to keep everyone happy. Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is the closest to Magic Kingdom, and enables Guests to walk to the monorail station (just a few minutes' walk via the covered Sky Way Bridge) at the Contemporary Resort for quick access to Epcot. (Your group could also fit into a one-bedroom villa; both the sofabed and sleeper chair in the living area are quite comfy!

    We also love stays at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas-Kidani Village; a savannah view is a highlight of every day. Samawati Springs pool and Uwanja Camp will amaze you, too. While it's a magical resort, it is further from the other parks, so keep this in mind while considering your stay.

    For quick access to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, try Disney's Beach Club Villas. You'll be able to walk to Epcot in five minutes and can either walk or take a boat ride to HS. The Boardwalk area there, too, is great for dining and entertainment, and you won't believe how spectacular the pool, Stormalong Bay, is.

    If you'd rather stay in one of the spectacular Deluxe Resort Hotels, any adjacent to the monorail will give you great access to MK and Epcot. Animal Kingdom Lodge provides the best access to AK and any of the fabulous Deluxe resorts in the Boardwalk area can get you to Epcot and HS quickly.

    Send more questions as you consider your resort options; I'd love to help you pick the right one for you!
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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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