Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jun 19, 2012
    Rebecca from WI 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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    I am planning a trip for my son (4)-He is obsessed with the movie CARS. Would it be worth staying in a suite at AOA and i don't want to have to walk far for pools, buses, etc. I've stayed at Yacht Club before--better to go for non themed room and pool?


    It is really all about trade-offs.

    The upside to staying at the Art of Animation is that the Cars movie theming is amazing. The room itself is great, but the grounds are what really make the movie come to life. The downside is that, unlike with a deluxe resort, your in-resort dining options and other amenities are greatly reduced and transportation to the parks is not as convenient. As an example, moving from the Yacht to a Value resort you go from being able to walk to Epcot and boat to the Hollywood Studios to riding a bus to all four parks.

    I would say, however, that if he really is that crazy for Cars, that it would be a great experience to visit the Art of Animation. Do it now, while he is really in that zone. You can always take your room savings and invest it in some extra experiences on your trip, or put in the bank for your next trip where you can return to the deluxe accommodations.

    I am usually the "Mom" who says to move up in resort class if you can afford it. In this case, I would let the theme win out!

    Have a magical vacation!
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