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  • On Mar 16, 2015
    Jennifer from ON 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 Everyone, Looking for suggestions on resorts for family with two boys 3 and 6. Nothing too big and something we can spend "down" time at comfortably. splash pads? pool? eating options? Any help is greatly appreciated

    The first trip my family took was when our two oldest sons were both toddlers, and we stayed at Disney's All-Star Movie Resort and absolutely loved it.  The price was a good match for us, and our sons thought the resort was wonderful with all of its large Disney movie icons throughout the resort.  Even though the amenities are more limited at a value resort, it had everything we needed with pools, movies at night, an arcade, a playground, and a counter service restaurant. In addition to this resort, there are other value resorts that are similar, but with different themes including Disney's Art of Animation which even has family suites if you'd like more space.

    Another resort that my sons have really enjoyed is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge as the experience is so unique with the theming from Africa and animals on the savannah that the resort overlooks. This resort, too, has the same things as the value resorts but has even more to offer within the resort with different children's activities often geared toward animals, not to mention all the animal watching. If you happen to find a Special Offer, the standard rooms can be more budget friendly while still offering you all of the perks of the resort. 

    If your sons are pirate fans, they may enjoy the pirate-themed rooms at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. As this is a moderate resort, it is right in the middle of with its offering of different amenities. I should mention that it is a large resort, but it does offer an internal bus system to help you move around the resort easily. Please let us know if we can help again. -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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