Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 30, 2010
    Lori from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! Planning 2nd trip in July. Staying off-site. Want to take PM break, but don't really want to get back in the car and go to our hotel. What would you recommend for a break from each of the parks that we could walk to or use Disney transportation? Thank

    Hi, Lori!   Visiting nearby resorts is a great way to take an afternoon break!   When at the Magic Kingdom, hop on the monorail where you can choose from one of 3 great resorts.  My family's favorite resort to take a break is at Grand Floridian.   We like to lounge in the lobby with its lovely flower arrangements, soaring ceiling, and even kid-size sofas with cartoons playing!   Grab a quick service lunch and sit by the marina, or visit the Grand Floridian Cafe for a relaxing table service lunch.

    Another resort we like to visit (a short walk from Epcot or a boat ride from Hollywood Studios) is the Beach Club.   This resort has a charming lobby and we enjoy Beaches and Cream for a great burgers and ice cream.

    Animal Kingdom is a bit further out, but hop on the bus to the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  The lobby is amazing and you can walk out to the decks to view the savannah.   The gift shop here is huge and there are some nice dining options.

    Unfortunately, you cannot use the pools at any of the resorts unless you are a guest at that resort, but take time to have some lunch, shop, and see what the resorts have to offer!   Have fun checking out all there is to see!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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