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  • On Apr 30, 2009
    Elizabeth from NC 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.

    We are traveling to WDW in Sept. with our 2 sons 3 & 4. We are debating between staying at the Polynesian & Wilderness Lodge. The Wilderness Lodge is more economical but wonder if the Polynesian would be better suited for our young family?

    Hi Elizabeth - I just came back from staying at the Polynesian with my 2 year old and 4 year old, and would definitely recommend it for young families.  Besides the meal options, which are fabulous, the location and room sizes make it a great choice.

    We stayed in the Tahiti Building, which is conveniently located right near the Ticket and Transportation Center.  From there, we were able to take a direct monorail to both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, and buses to the Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.  These buses ran frequently and were rarely crowded.

    The rooms were the largest we've seen at Walt Disney Room, with two queen sized beds and a couch that pulls out into a day bed.  The main pool area, with the zero entry pool, was great for my little ones.

    Of course, the Polynesian is one of the more expensive resorts, and is older that the Wilderness Lodge.  So, if these positive attributes I mentioned don't appeal to you, it's probably not worth spending the extra money to stay at the Polynesian.

    I hope that helps!  Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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