Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 22, 2012
    Regina from NY 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.

    Will be vising WDW in Dec with 2 children ages 8yr & 6 mos. Which would be better to stay at in the value or moderate resort? Which resort in these catagories would you recommend.?

    Hi there, Regina!

    While both of the Resort classes are well-appointed and really reflect the Disney spirit in a variety of touches, there is certainly a difference between the two.

    Of the Value Resorts, my favorite is All-Star Music. It offers Guests the family suite option, and provides a great deal of fun in its theming.

    But in your case, I would recommend Port Orleans French Quarter.

    The pool area, adjacent to the playground, boasts a slide and a small kiddie pool. Every day, Cast Members come out to lead the children in poolside games.

    The French Quarter might not have the excitement of the Dig Site (Coronado Springs Resort, where I would send you if you had only the older child) or the water play area (Caribbean Beach Resort), but the smaller size might be beneficial to you.

    Finally, the size of the French Quarter means that a sleepy little one can be carried over a relatively short distance if need be, and there are no long bus rides around the Resort to try a tired Mouseketeer's patience.

    You might also consider the Cabins at Fort Wilderness. Again, in the Moderate class, the Cabins can accommodate up to six people, allowing you some space to spread out. Your eight-year-old might appreciate the extra room. And there's loads of green space outside where a nice little outdoor playtime is not out of the question. The pool area, recently renovated, features slides, fountains, and more.

    I hope these suggestions help you; please drop me a line and let me know where you decide to stay.

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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