EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 15, 2011
    Lori 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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    Where to stay??? Planning a quick wkend 5/12-5/15 and can't decide between Bay Lake or Wilderness Lodge Villas. DVC member-haven't stayed at either place yet. 2 boys, ages 5 & 6, so pool time is a must! Also, do u know when in May Phineas & Ferb ar

    Hi Lori! Bay Lake Tower and the Wilderness Lodge are both great resorts -- you can't go wrong with either of them, and I can see how you're having trouble deciding! The Wilderness Lodge is a beautiful resort, and it has a fun pool. The Bay Lake Tower is so modern, and it's conveniently located next to the Magic Kingdom. My personal opinion is that the pool at the Wilderness Lodge is nicer, but I prefer the new, sleek rooms at the Contemporary/Bay Lake Towers overs the more rustic-themed Wilderness Lodge. However, many people just love the Great West theming at the Wilderness Lodge, so it really is a matter of which theme appeals to you more.

    I've consulted with Beth, one of our Disney Vacation Club specialists on the Moms Panel, to get her insights on the DVC accommodations at both resorts.  She agrees that the Wilderness Lodge has better pools. According to Beth, the DVC villas are located to the far end of the resort near the activities, the bus stop and a good-sized quiet pool in a very private area that's a nice space for families. Beth says the benefits of the Bay Lake Tower include being connected by a walkway to Contemporary on the monorail level, and a Community Hall with fun activities like ping pong, video games, and outdoor bocce ball and shuffleboard.

    I don't want to make your decision even harder, but if your sons really love a pool, you may also want to consider the Beach Club Villas, where you'll have access to the best Disney resort pool, Stormalong Bay!

    The new meet & play experience with Phineas and Ferb is scheduled to begin in May at Hollywood Studios, but we haven't learned the exact day in May yet. I hope it will be happening for your quick weekend trip!

    Come visit me again if you have more questions Lori!
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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