Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 7, 2009
    Celeste from AL 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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    Staryed at AKL last time and loved it. Want to try another resort and looking at the mod ones. Can anyone give me opinions, pros/cons between coronado and caribbean. Going w/ DH and DS 4 and 1. Going in Dec. You guys are the best Thanks!!!

    Hi Celeste,   December is my favorite time of the year in Disney!  I love all the decorations and the festivities!

    Both Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach are great choices.  They are very similar in that they are both very large and very spread out.  Each resort is situated around a beautiful lake and has a main pool area along with several other smaller pools scattered around the resort.

    I recently stayed at Coronado Springs in a newly renovated room.  The rooms were beautifully decorated and very comfortable.  The grounds were immaculate and it was a lovely, peaceful resort.

    During this same stay, I visited Caribbean Beach.  I had to opportunity to peek in on Pirate Room.  These rooms are adorable with their pirate ship beds, carpet that looks like wood planks, and just such cute themeing.  The main pool area is awesome with slides and huge buckets of water that dump every few minutes. 

    While I really like both resorts, with two boys 4 and 1, I would choose Caribbean Beach and I would book a Pirate Room.  Along with the resort's theme, I like that the food court is very close to the pool, so getting snacks or lunch during an afternoon at the pool is a snap.

    Either resort is super nice, but enjoy the Pirate fun while your kids are little!  Have a great vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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