• On Feb 26, 2012
    Christine from TX 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.

    I am trying to decide whether to stay at the Contemporary resort, the Wilderness Lodge, or the Grand Floridian for our WDW vacation 6/7/12-6/13/12. I have two children, ages 7 and 3. What are your thoughts?

    I have to tell you that this is one mighty, mighty tough question.  Ultimately, I think it comes down to what style you prefer the most, but I'll try to point out some of the pros/cons of each resort. However, they are all wonderful!  If you'd like to see more photos of each resort, you might like visiting

    Grand Floridian
    • Better amenities, turn-down service, robes
    • 2 pools
    • Each room is 440 square feet; 867 total rooms
    • Consists of 5 bldgs, which can be a downfall during rain, especially in June
    • Formal feel throughout the resort
    • Often said to be the least "Disney-ish" with its modern feel
    • Each room is 394 square feet; 655 total rooms
    • Guests can walk to the Magic Kingdom
    • Monorail running through the resort can be captivating for children
    • One bldg
    • FYI, this is the resort my children have asked me to book next
    Wilderness Lodge:
    • Impressive lobby & theming
    • Boat to Magic Kingdom, not monorail
    • No character dining, but Whispering Canyon Cafe is filled with "character"
    • One bldg.
    • Bunk beds can be requested
    • Each room is 340 square feet; 727 total rooms 
    Again, I don't think you'll regret any of these resorts!  Please let us know if you have any more questions.
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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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