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  • On Apr 29, 2014
    Katie from DE 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 our 5th trip to Disney world this Nov/Dec (still deciding on dates). We can't decide what hotel to stay at, the two contenders are Wilderness Lodge and Contemporary. 2 children: 8 & 5 (we have stayed at: WL, CBR, CS & POR). Help us

    Hi Katie,

    Oooh, you have two really great hotels to choose from. My all-time favorite Walt Disney World Resort Hotel is Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

    Its majestic lobby, complete with totem poles and tee-pee chandeliers overhead while the theme songs of classic western movies play overhead, is sure to welcome you and your family with its jaw-dropping theming. This resort also has two of my favorite dining locations, Whispering Canyon Cafe and Artist Point. Your kids are the perfect age to enjoy the knee-slappin', hoot-hollerin' good times and delicious food served up daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe. All three of my kids love this restaurant and ask to go back each trip. The rooms have a cozy yet roomy feel to them and there are no bad views, in my opinion. Even the woods views are wonderful since it completes the feel of staying somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. Also available at this resort are bunk bed rooms, which could be very accommodating for siblings. Keep in mind that these rooms are a separate category of rooms. Another great aspect is that it tends to be a bit more budget friendly than its deluxe counterpart, Disney's Contemporary Resort. Since Disney's Wilderness Lodge is not on the monorail line, the rooms can be slightly less expensive and thus allowing more room in your budget for other magic.

    Don't get me wrong, Disney's Contemporary Resort is convenient, fun, and has spectacular views and dining. So, whichever you choose, I think you will have a wonderful trip.

    ~Allison L

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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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