Child with Woody at Disney' Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
  • On Jan 13, 2020
    Kimberly from NS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Usually when I come to Orlando, we rent a house or Condo but we are taking our son for the first time and thought it might be nice to stay at a Disney resort. Looking for pointers, suggestions, do's and don'ts 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kimberly! I love that you are about to share the magic of the ‘World with your son. And nothing is more magical than a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel! Resorts are my jam, so I am happy to offer a few suggestions!

    Since you are used to staying in a condo or house, I will assume that you enjoy having amenities like multiple bathrooms and full kitchens. Lucky for you, there are quite a few properties that offer some or all of the above!

    First stop - Disney Vacation Club properties. You can stay at a Resort where the Monorail runs straight through it, or “glamp” in style. If you’re dreaming of palm trees and beaches, you can look no further than Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, or if you prefer the excitement of Disney Springs, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a quick walk across a bridge. Each of the 1-Bedroom or larger Villas come complete with full kitchen, washer & dryer, and often, multiple bathrooms.

    Another one of my favorite properties is The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. I think your son would love to feel like he is camping while you enjoy a soft bed, a full kitchen, and four walls! The Cabins are family (and pet-friendly) with bunk beds and a grill outside. They are also super convenient, as the Resort is a quick boat ride away from Magic Kingdom Park!

    Finally, I love the Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort! From Finding Nemo to Cars Themed Rooms, I am sure one of them is sure to delight your kiddo! The suites sleep up to six adults, have two bedrooms (plus a Murphy bed), and a kitchenette with a microwave. They are roomy and super fun!

    Kimberly, whichever hotel you choose, enjoy the benefits of staying on property! From FastPass+ selections 60 days before your visit to complimentary transportation to and from the airport, you are going to love the perks of being a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guest.

    ChEARs to a magical stay!

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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