• On Aug 29, 2018
    Erin from NH 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.

    I am planning a trip for fall 2019 when my son will be 18-19 months old. I'm trying to decide between the Contemporary or the Polynesian. POR has been my favorite but the monorail will be worth it with the little one! Any advice on which to choose?

    Hi, there!

     Erin, I'm so excited to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with a little one in tow. Yay! I just enjoyed a "split-stay" between Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort this summer, so I'm happy to give you advice about which to choose for your visit.

     The tropical, laidback vibe and island atmosphere at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is such a nice contract to all the adventure to be found in the theme parks. My family enjoyed the lush landscaping, beautiful views, and glowing tiki-torches throughout the resort. My kids (8-years old, 6-years old, and 1-year old) especially loved the Lava Pool. My daughter couldn't get enough of the zero-depth entry point where she could toddle through the water and sit and splash to her heart's content. She also loved following her brothers through Kiki Tikis Splash Play Area. If you're planning on visiting in early fall next year, the pool will be a big hit with your little one! We also thought the dining options at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort were awesome. I highly recommend a breakfast reservation at 'Ohana - delicious and super fun!

     Disney's Contemporary Resort is a great choice with walkable access to Magic Kingdom Park, fantastic dining options (we LOVE Chef Mickey's), and incredible views, but I don't think the rooms or pools are as kid-friendly and fun as those at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. I also found Disney's Contemporary Resort to be a little less peaceful. 

     Erin, the good news is - no matter which Resort hotel you choose, you are SURE to have a magical stay. Please let me know if you have any other questions!


thumbnail image for Ashley

Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.