Mom And Son On Run
  • On Apr 4, 2013
    Christy from TN 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 trying to decide between Wilderness Lodge or the Polynesian. We are having a hard time deciding?? Can you tell me why one is better than the other?? We have 2 kids 9 and 5...Thanks!!

    Hi Christy!

    What a hard decision to make!

    Wilderness Lodge -

    Location - the Magic Kingdom is just a boat ride away (as well as the Contemporary & Ft. Wilderness too!). Its super easy to enjoy our favorite park (daily) since its so close!

    Ambiance - the lobby and hidden relaxation areas around this resort are notch. The fireplace is scale-replica of the Grand Canyon. How cool is that!

    Amenities - three wonderful dining options, from the Roaring Fork quick serve, to the hoopla of Whispering Canyon, to the beautiful, gourmet Artists Point; the availability of Bunk Bed rooms is a real peace-keeper in our family, since the kids are old enough now where sharing a bed is a mortifying idea! One other huge plus for the Wilderness Lodge is that it's one of the least expensive Deluxe resorts.

    - if you have an artistic side, the tours of the lodge are wonderful - currently you can learn about the history of the lodge and the totem poles which grace the lobby; there are always a variety of kids activities as well, things like cookie decorating, pool games, and a Hidden Mickey hunt which is available at the Front Desk.

    Polynesian -

    Location: Can't be beat! Just across the Lagoon and a monorail or boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom. You can even walk to the Ticket and Transportation Center to hop a monorail to Epcot. Wishes!

    Amenities - Awesome choices here: Kona Cafe is a must-do every trip! Ohana and Captain Cooks round out the options in the Ceremonial Lodge. The Spirit of Aloha dinner show is a wonderful luau experience too.

    Activities - From Hula dancing to Torch lighting experience, the Polynesian touches abound.

    Does this help? It may not! Sorry! 
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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