• On May 30, 2018
    Jennifer from NY 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're planning a trip in early December to WDW. Any recommendations on deluxe hotels within walking distance to the parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot and/or Hollywood Studios) that would make for a great experience for an almost 3 year old?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! December is such a special time of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort - the resort hotels are beautifully decorated for the season and many of the characters are dressed in their festive best!

    We love to stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort to be within walking distance of Magic Kingdom. The walk is about 10 minutes and is easy to navigate even with little ones. We adore this resort hotel because it also has great dining experiences including Chef Mickey's and California Grill. Some of the rooms have theme park views so you can watch the Happily Ever After fireworks from your balcony. Disney's Contemporary Resort also has access to the Resort Monorail. So, you could catch the monorail to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort or Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for other dining experiences. We love to dine at 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    To be within walking distance to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, we are staying at Disney's BoardWalk Inn this summer. You could also try Disney's Beach Club Resort or Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Disney's BoardWalk area is lovely, especially in the evening. There are several restaurants in the area that you could try including Trattoria al Forno, which has a character breakfast.

    Jennifer, I suggest that you book your package as soon as possible - December can be a popular time to visit!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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