Mom And Daughter Aulani Room
  • On Jan 8, 2016
    Lauren from PA 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 really struggling with which disney resort to stay at...I am traveling with my husband, my mother, and 3 kiddos (7,5, and infant). I am torn between two rooms at the Carribean Beach resort or a suite at Art of Animation or Villa at Old Key West?

    Hi Lauren,

    All three resorts that you are considering are fun in their own way. Let me offer you some thoughts that might help with your decision.

    First, though it does have a lovely theme, my last choice of your three would be Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. You mentioned that you were considering two standard hotel rooms here, and I believe that the other resorts have more to offer in either theme or layout your family.

    Disney's Art of Animation Resort has a lot to offer. The larger-than-life theme is bold and appealing to many young children. The Big Blue Pool is the largest pool at Walt Disney World, and features a zero-depth entry. You can hear music underwater at this pool! The family suites include a separate living room and bedroom, which means that if the kids need to nap or go to bed early, the adults can still have your own space. There is a kitchenette for snacks and breakfast, and two bathrooms.

    I very much enjoy Disney's Old Key West Resort. The theme there is laid-back and relaxing, so you will have to determine if you family will respond to this. I would recommend that at Disney's Old Key West Resort you consider a one-bedroom villa. It will give you considerably more space than a family suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort or two hotel rooms at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. There is one bedroom, a very large living area, and one bathroom. You will also have a full kitchen in which you could prepare entire meals, and laundry within the villa.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you in making your decision, Lauren. 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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