Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jul 29, 2013
    Shelley 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.

    We are planning another visit to Disney, this will be our third. My kids are older now and will be bringing friends, so there will be six of us. The kids will range from age 16 to 18. Should we stay inside or outside the resort?

    Hi there Shelley!

    I'm a firm believer that no matter what the age or party size, the advantages of staying on site at Walt Disney World far outweigh any other outside accommodation options.

    Having complimentary transportation at your fingertips all day long - from the early morning hours until the late night (early morning?) hours just cannot be beat. Knowing that you can be anywhere you need to be within an hour or less and knowing that the older kids can even travel safely on their own is just so valuable.

    In terms of accommodation for 6 guests staying together, there are a few great options to consider. In order to be accommodated all in one Guest Room, consider a Family Suite at either Disney's All-Star Music Resort or Disney's Art of Animation Resort. With 1 queen bed, 2 additional double beds and two full bathrooms, it's a great set-up for a large group.

    If you'd rather have all Queen beds for the party, consider booking two rooms with an adjoining door connecting them at a resort like Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. These rooms have 2 Queen beds each plus a double sink and vanity outside of the bathroom. It's a great set-up and a great, central location. Another great perk at this location is the boat that runs down the Sassagoula River directly to Downtown Disney!

    If you have additional questions about your upcoming plans with your teens and their friends, please feel free to write me back. I'd love to hear from you again Shelley!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time as you plan your visit to Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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