• On Jan 5, 2009
    Jessica from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Tanya, I see you are a DVC member. I am as well, and I was trying to deside were to stay. What are the ups and downs of the resorts??

    Hi fellow DVC (Disney Vacation Club) friend!  I have stayed at all of the properties with the exception of the new Animal Kingdom Villas, but am happy to report that we have a trip planned there.  Here is an overview of my thoughts:

    -  Beach Club and Boardwalk Villas - these resorts share the best location of the DVC properties.  The opportunity to walk to two theme parks is a huge plus.  We love not having to fold strollers to board buses.  There are a number of great dining choices within walking distance, and the Boardwalk affords plenty of free nightly entertainment.  The pools are among the best-themed at Disney.

    - Old Key West - This is my favorite resort when we need extra space.  The rooms are HUGE!  The sand castle pool and giant sand play area is a favorite for my kids.  My kids love the activity room, and the boat to Downtown Disney is very convenient.

    - Saratoga Springs - I love the easy access to a spa (maybe someday I'll get to go!)  The Turf Club is a great restaurant, and the access to Downtown Disney is a plus.   My younger son loves the little slide into the pool.  He says he's practicing for his debut on the large one! 

    -Wilderness Lodge Villas - I come from a family of teachers on limited budgets, so camping was our primary method of travel.  The decor of the Lodge reminds me of the various National Parks I visited while growing up.  Boat access to the Magic Kingdom makes this another great location.  My husband and I had a great dinner at Artist Point, and my kids love the noise at Whispering Canyons.

    - We've visited Disney's Hilton Head Resort on a drive down to Florida and thought it was fabulous. We plan to stay there for an entire vacation when my boys are old enough for some of the fishing and and other activities.

    -Vero Beach - it's hard not to love a beach get away when recuperating from a few busy days at the parks!  

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts! 
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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