Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 12, 2012
    Lunor from CO 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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    I am taking my family to disney in September 2012, the kids will be 4 years old and 20 months old. We are having trouble deciding between the Caribbean Resort and the Wilderness Lodge with pools and transportation to parks our main concerns; any advice?

    Hi there Lunor,

    I can see why you are having difficulty with your decision.  Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Wilderness Lodge are both beautiful, well-themed resorts.  However, I think the choice between the two is clear.  Disney's Wilderness Lodge is very close to the Magic Kingdom; it is a mere four-minute bus ride or a leisurely boat ride away.  Your children are at an age where I anticipate you'll be spending a considerable amount of time at the Magic Kingdom so you'll appreciate being in a resort nearby.  Imagine how convenient it would be slip back to the Lodge mid-day if your kids need a nap or want to swim.  You could be there in less than 10 minutes!  The pools at this resort are appropriate for small children and I bet your kids would enjoy seeing Fire Rock Geyser too.  They can also play games and watch the Electrical Water Pageant from the beach.  I think Disney's Wilderness Lodge would be the perfect fit for your young family.

    Let us know if there's anything else you'd like to know about this gorgeous resort!

    Best wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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