Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Feb 16, 2010
    Kathleen from OH 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 to visit the WDW resort in the fall. We would like to stay at a resort on the monorail system because we are traveling with two small children. I really like the Grand Floridian, but is it as "kid friendly" as the Beach Club?

    Hi Kathleen!  Families with small children who know they are going to spend a great deal of time at the Magic Kingdom are drawn to the monorail resorts.  This is by far the easiest way to go to and from this park.

    Of course all Disney resorts are "kid friendly" but with some you do have a more relaxed atmosphere that feels calmer when traveling with the younger ages.  The Beach Club resort is indeed one of the resorts where you will find activities going on even in the lobby directed toward the children.  The Grand Floridian is a beautiful resort and will have the same amenities as others but the atmosphere is a bit more reserved and grand.  In the evenings when the pianist is playing in the lobby it just doesn't feel quite right to have the kids running through and laughing and playing like it does at other resorts.

    The Contemporary to me has more of a group or convention feel.  Again the amenities are there but it doesn't yell out "playtime" for the kids.  If I was to choose a monorail resort that has the best relaxed atmosphere for families it would be the Polynesian.  The pool is beautiful and the grounds are a great place to play and walk along the beach.

    You honestly can't go wrong at any of them and I have stayed and will stay many times again at all!
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