Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 18, 2012
    Kelsey from AL 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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    Planning a trip for June 2012. 3 adults and 4 children (ages will 10, 8, 1 year and newborn). I am looking for the best option for a comfortable resort and the best dining plan option (esp since children don't eat much!) that won't be overly expensive.

    Hi Kelsey!

         Don't be surprised if the 8 and 10 year old try to hop in the stroller along with the babies - Disney can really wear ya out!  In an ideal world, the MOST convenient resorts are those that are on the monorail line. The Grand Floridian Resort, The Polynesian Resort and The Contemporary Resort, while very convenient, are also quite pricey.  Don't worry, I have an awesome alternative!

          The Port Orleans French Quarter Resort is absolutely gorgeous and it has one HUGE advantage.  This moderately resort is reasonable priced and it is the smallest resort on property.  This small size is fantastic because all of the rooms are just a few minutes stroll away from the main lobby, food court and bus stops.  Trust me, after a long day exploring the parks, the last thing you want is a looong walk back to your room.  It is also practically next door to Downtown Disney, which has some of the most family friendly restaurants on property!

         Speaking of restaurants, my favorite Disney Dining Plan is the basic plan which allows for one table service credit, one quick service credit, one snack credit per guest, per night.  Each guest will also receive a resort refillable drink mug.  Alternatively, the Quick Service Plan offers two Quick Service Credits and one snack credit per guest, per night.  The mug is also included in the plan.  There is also a Deluxe plan, but I honestly believe that this will be too much for your family to eat!  The difference between the Quick Service and basic plans is only about $16 per adult and $3 per child, per night.  In my opinion, the basic plan is well worth it!  Love to hear from you again!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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