Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 17, 2012
    Ann 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 2 Grandson's in Jan for my eldest grandsons Birthday ( bday boy will be 4 and youngest will be one. I would like to know the best hotel resort and also what events do you think they would like while there? There is so much information!

    Hi Ann,

    There are so many great resorts to choose from, it's hard to pick just one.  I think that because your grandchildren are so small, your best option is to choose a resort close to Magic Kingdom.  Wilderness Lodge or Polynesian would be my first choices.  Wilderness Lodge is just a boat ride away, and Polynesian has easy access via monorail.  Being at a deluxe resort is really helpful if you plan on heading back to your resort for a mid-day rest, which I absolutely recommend.

    If a deluxe resort isn't in your budget, the value resorts are great fun!  They are bright and colorful with lots of huge icons.  The suites at Art of Animation feature some favorite Disney movies like Cars & Nemo.  Pop Century is fun as well.

    Character dining is always a must do for our family.  Polynesian has a great character breakfast at 'Ohana right in the resort.  You can also dine with Winnie the Pooh and friends at Crystal Palace.  One of my favorite dining experiences for children that age is Disney's Play & Dine in Hollywood Studios.  It features popular characters from Disney Jr., like Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

    As a special treat, you might consider letting the birthday boy get a make-over at Pirates League (if he happens to be a pirate fan).  They'll turn your little grandson into a fearless pirate and teach him all the tricks of the trade. 

    Hope this helps get you started.  Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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