Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 25, 2011
    Sandra from NC 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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    We are traveling with a group of 8 with 4 children under 7. Which Villa resort would be the most convenient as far as distance to the parks and water parks? We will want to go back to the room for naps and such.

    Great question! My answer? It depends. Not exactly what you were looking for, huh?

    I think that the best resort for you will depend on your answer to two questions.

    • In which park do you intend to spend the majority of your time?
    • Will you have park hopper tickets?
    If you want to spend the majority of your days in the Magic Kingdom, then the Bay Lake Tower villas would be your best bet. They are but a short walk away from the Magic Kingdom, and only a slightly longer monorail ride away from Epcot. If most of your days will be spent in the Animal Kingdom, then the Animal Kingdom villas are calling your name.

    If you'll have park hopper tickets, however, my answer would change. In that case I would recommend the Beach Club villas or Boardwalk villas. My family loves to stay there because we feel connected to three parks. There is a 'back entrance' to Epcot through the International Gateway in World Showcase which is but a 5 minute walk from the Beach Club villas. A longer, 15 minute walk (or a short boat ride) will get you into Hollywood Studios. And if you have a park hopper ticket, you can even walk through Epcot to reach the monorail station for a ride over to the Magic Kingdom! (Animal Kingdom park is only accessible by bus, no matter where you stay) Because of this, I feel the Beach Club is one of the most convenient resort locations in Disney.

    Hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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