AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jun 4, 2009
    Dena from TX 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 are planning a trip 10/30-11/4 and are trying to pick between GF, Poly, or CR. Are the amenities like the Never Land at the Poly strictly for Poly guests or can we benefit if we are staying at CR? Please help us choose a fun resort for an ACTIVE boy!


    Since I have THREE active boys, I think I can help you out!

    Hands down, between the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and the Contemporary, my vote goes to the Polynesian.  Although you could use the Neverland Club regardless of where you're staying on the Disney campus, the Polynesian offers so many little extras that your son will enjoy:

    • Starting with the pool!  You'd think the erupting volcano would be enough, but the slide, water-play area and waterfall make the pools at the other two resorts look ho-hum.
    • Don't miss the torch-lighting ceremony complete with drummers and a fire dancer!
    • In general, the tropical, Hawaiian theme seems more appealing to boys, in my opinion, than the Victorian look of the Grand Floridian or the sterile feel of the Contemporary.
    • Best of all, it's on the monorail!  If there's something that's appealing over at the Grand Floridian, like its pirate cruise, you're there in minutes.  If Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary is tugging at you, he'll love getting there almost as much as what's at the end of the ride!
    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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