Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Nov 15, 2010
    Maribeth from WI 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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    Hello moms! We are staying at WDW from 12/27 to 1/3 for our first visit. We have a 6 yo son. We think we will spend alot of time at the Magic Kingdom. What are your recommendations for a moderate resort?

    Hi Maribeth!  I have several favorite moderate resorts and they are all for different reasons!

    When I am looking for someplace to stay with a lot of atmosphere I enjoy the Port Orleans French Quarter. It is a smaller resort from its next door neighbor Port Orleans Riverside and love the whole theme.

    Coronado Springs is a favorite when I want a nice comfortable room.  This is the only moderate resort to have queen beds in the rooms.  I also enjoy that it is a convention resort as there are more amenities right at your finger tips such as a business center, spa and health center, and great dining.

    For a very different and peaceful Disney stay I always choose Fort Wilderness cabins.  I love this area and after a busy day in the parks it is so enjoyable to come back to the smell of pine and complete privacy of your own cabin.  With full kitchens in each I enjoy doing some of the cooking and eating out on the deck.  With a separate bedroom and living room each member of the family can watch their favorite show on tv as well as use the DVD player for all the great Disney movies!  Fort Wilderness is full of experiences that can't be found at any other resort such as Chip and Dales Campfire Singalong, horseback and pony rides, carriage rides,, canoeing, bike rentals, two pools, and a full service restaurant plus two trading posts.  For more extensive dining experiences you can head over to the Hoop Dee Doo Revue or Mickey's Backyard Barbecue.

    So as you can see choosing a "perfect" resort for your family is not quite as easy as many think.  It is all about what kind of experience best suits your needs.  But have fun in the decision making process and include everyone's thoughts.  You won't go wrong any where you end up!
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