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  • On Mar 29, 2014
    Laura from MB 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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    Hi! Was planning on WL for 7 days, AKL 4 days & off site for 6. Thinking of doing BC for the 7 instead of WL? DS&DD will be 9&3. Have lots of "resort" time planned. Nov 2015. It's our fourth time but first staying deluxe instead of mo

    Hi Laura,

    It sounds like you are trying to decide between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Beach Club Resort for the beginning of your vacation.  I think that this is really a matter of your family's preference.  I do have a suggestion on what I would choose - but first let's look at each resort.

    Disney's Wilderness Lodge is beautiful, with rich and dark decor.  It is themed to the Pacific Northwest National Parks Lodge at the turn of the century.  From Disney's Wilderness Lodge, you can take a boat to Disney's Magic Kingdom, and a bus to the other theme parks.  There is a nice pool, and both quick-service and table service dining are available.

    Disney's Beach Club Resort is lovely.  The beach theme is breezy and quaint.  From Disney's Beach Club resort, you can walk to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, or take a boat to either of these parks.  You would take a bus to the other theme parks.  Stormalong Bay pool area is amazing, with sand bottom and a lazy  river.  From Disney's Beach Club Resort, you can easily walk to Disney's Yacht Club Resort, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, and Disney's BoardWalk Inn.  This increases your nearby dining and recreation options significantly.

    If I was making this decision for my family, I would choose Disney's Beach Club Resort.  The hustle and bustle around Crescent Lake is so energetic, and I just love this resort area.  I must say though, this really is a personal decision.  I can completely understand why some guests love Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Laura.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions!  
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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