Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 26, 2012
    Adrienne from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I will be traveling to Disney in May with my 8 yr old son. Are there any hotel suggestions for traveling alone with a child. I'm looking for a convenient hotel option on the property that will truly give us a vacation to remember since its our 1st time

    Hi, Adrienne!

    You and your little prince are going to have such a great time experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World!  For convenience, you might want to choose a resort close to a park, such as the Contemporary where you can walk to the Magic Kingdom or the Yacht or Beach Club where you can walk to Epcot.  These are Deluxe Resorts that are the ultimate in luxury, but also the most expensive.  The rooms are large and the pools are elaborate with pool slides. 

    Not as convenient (bus transportation to all parks) but cheaper and still full of magic are the Moderate and Value Resorts.  These usually fit the budget better and can be a lot of fun for kids. 

    I think a nice compromise is Port Orleans French Quarter, a Moderate Resort.  There is a fun pool slide, games at the pool for kids, a game room, and a nice food court.  Just a short walk away is sister resort Port Orleans Riverside where you can do catch-and-release fishing.  Also at French Quarter is boat transportation to Downtown Disney which is a lot of fun. 

    Regardless of where you decide to stay, I hope you and your son have a wonderful vacation full of wonderful memories to last a lifetime!  Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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