AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jan 21, 2013
    Laura 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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    Trying to decide whether it is a better decision to go with the 1-bedroom villa or the 1-bedroom with the DDP. We have a daughter that is just under 3 when we travel so she is free. You mentioned that the villas have a small grocery store onsite...

    Hi Laura,

    Congrats on your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resorts!

    Either option will work for you. Having a separate location to put your daughter down for a nap or bedtime is an advantage. Both options will have a refrigerator and microwave. The villa will have a stove, dishwasher and washer/dryer combination.


    Location-if you are concentrating on one park, pick a resort closest to this resort to save travel time such as the Polynesian if you are concentrating on Magic Kingdom. Or if your daughter needs to return for a midday break, the BoardWalk Inn or Yacht and Beach Club allows you access to two parks quickly.

    Meals-if you only are going to have breakfast in the room, the one bedroom is fine in one of the family suites like Art of Animation and you will use the Disney Dining Plan. If you are going to cook all the meals, the villa will be better because of the stove. 

    As for small grocery stores onsite,  villas have a store onsite with limited selections. I order from the Garden Grocer and add items like suntan lotion and food with a greater variety. The delivery can be scheduled ahead of time and held until check in.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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