Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 13, 2008
    Dellene from NE 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.

    1st visit to DW Jan '09. (DH, DS(11), DD(6) and myself.) I can't decide where to stay, I have it down to a suite @ All-Star Music or crt yd view at WL. What are your thoughts about splitting the week? Too much of a hassle? Waste of time? Thanks!


    Not a waste of time!  We often split stays if we are visiting for a long time.  It's a great way to experience more resorts, which is always fun!  And it really helps you get a better feel for how your family would prefer to vacation.

    How do you envision using your resort?  A place to sleep at night, or a destination in and of itself?  We happen to love the deluxe resorts, which is one big reason we decided to purchase the Disney Vacation Club (DVC).  However, I have many friends who say that they spend all their time in the parks, so anything more than a value resort is wasted money for them.  Don't pay for it if you won't be there to use it!  The deluxe resorts have a lot to offer, and you really should be around to experience them if you stay there.  If you don't want to be at your resort then they probably won't be worth the extra money to you.

    That said, my first thought when I read your question was that you need to be sure you stay at All-Star Music first, because once you hit the Wilderness Lodge you won't want to leave!  It's a truly beautiful resort, and one of my favorites on Disney property.  After leaving there, the only thing that would compare for me would be the Animal kingdom Lodge...or the Beach Club!  :)

    Have a wonderful first (of many, I hope!) Disney vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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