Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 11, 2012
    Heather 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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    Which resort is nicer between Polynesian & Beach Club? Planning a trip for end of September with husband, 2 (almost 3) year old & 5 1/2 year old boys. Plan to stay Club Level & convenience is important, but also want nice. Polynesian rooms loo

    Hi there, Heather!

    What a wonderful dilemma you have: choosing between two of the most gorgeous Resorts of Walt Disney World property!

    Both of these Deluxe Resorts are unparalleled in terms of theming and level of service, particularly if you are going to stay at the Club level. If you're looking for tropical paradise, the answer is simple: stick with Disney's Polynesian Resort. If you want to feel like you've stepped into New England at the turn of the century? Disney's Beach Club Resort is the answer.

    You mention convenience as a major factor. At which Park do you think you'll be spending the most time? If it's the Magic Kingdom, I'd lean toward the Polynesian. With the  the Magic Kingdom mere steps away and the monorail (literally) at your doorstep, you can't find a much closet neighbor than the "Poly."

    If Epcot is more your destination, head toward the Beach Club, a brief walk away from the fun of FutureWorld and World Showcase.

    Each Resort has a fabulous pool, but a Guest at the Beach Club has access to Stormalong Bay, a veritable water park. With children as young as yours, you might want to take that into consideration; the water area is large and generally pretty busy. The pool at the Poly is much smaller, with access to a beach (sand castles!), water slide, and more.

    All things being equal, with children as young as yours who are likely going to really love the Magic Kingdom, I'd suggest the Polynesian as a good choice. Of course, this is just a recommendation; ultimately, it all comes down to your family's preferences.

    Either way, you're sure to have a wonderful stay!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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