• On Jul 25, 2013
    Kristina 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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    We have stayed at the Grand Californian in Disneyland with your young girls and LOVED the proximity to the parks. Having been spoiled by this convenience, which hotel would you recommend at Disney World? The Contemporary doesn't appeal to us...


    I can completely understand your wish to find someplace super convenient in the location department. I have a couple of suggestions for you.

    First, I would recommend Disney's Polynesian Resort, which is also on the monorail line. You'll be transported to the laid-back islands of the Pacific. The rooms are some of the most spacious on property and the restaurants at this resort offers some of the most unique dining experiences. Not only that, but in the evening you can view Wishes, the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom from the beach.

    My next suggestion would be Disney's Beach Club Resort. This has become one of my favorite resorts. I recently stayed there with my family this summer and my kids loved Stormalong Bay, the multi-acre pool featuring a shipwreck waterslide, zero-entry sand bottom pool and lazy river. The rooms are wonderfully appointed with the feel of those seaside resorts of New England. Now, for the best part, this hotel is within walking distance to Epcot's International Gateway entrance nestled between the United Kingdom and France pavilions of World Showcase. It took my family no more than about 5-8 minutes to walk at a casual pace. You can also walk to Disney's Hollywood Studios. However, that walk is a bit longer taking anywhere from 15-25 minutes, depending on the heat of the day and pace of your family. In fact, one day, my husband and boys walked it while my daughter and I took the boat. They actually beat us! So, as you can see, convenience can be among the many amazing things this resort has to offer.

    As you planning continues, I'd love to offer my tips and suggestions for any other questions that may come up. Have a magical day.

    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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