• On Jul 7, 2012
    Kate from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We are wanting to go to Disneyworld in 2013 (we've never been). Family of 5 (3 boys ages 7, 9 and 11). We'd like to stay on the resort so can get around to everything easily, particularly magic kingdom. a great pool and hot tub would be great

    Hello to a fellow Canadian!

    It's great that you're planning ahead for your first Walt Disney World vacation.

    My top pick would be Disney's Polynesian Resort. A family of 5 is accommodated with 2 Queen beds as well as sleeper sofa. The Nanea Volcano Pool, complete with water slide is great fun for the boys. A great beach from which you can enjoy the Wishes Fireworks in the distance or the Electric Water Pageant as it passes by is an added bonus. There's even an onsite Children's Activity Center, the Never Land Club, where for an hourly fee your children can enjoy supervised activities while YOU enjoy a quiet evening out! Dining here is phenomenal and your transportation to the Magic Kingdom is via monorail or a short boat ride. There's even the added convenience of the Epcot monorail within walking distance. This resort unfortunately does not have a hot tub on site.

    Now, as far as a great resort that's centrally located to almost ALL of the parks, I'd recommend Disney's Beach Club Resort. The water activities at this resort cannot be beat and my own 10 year old son just loves it there! Multiple hot tubs, sand bottomed pools, beaches, a Pirate Ship water slide and even a lazy river fill the Stormalong Bay pool area. Dining options are plentiful with not only Beach Club dining but also the adjacent Yacht Club and neighbouring BoardWalk resort area. This resort also has a Children's Activity Center, the Sandcastle Club. Epcot is a short walk, Hollywood Studios is a short boat ride and Magic Kingdom is a short bus ride away. Animal Kingdom transportation is also by bus.

    Feel free to visit often with your questions as I'd love to help you make some great choices for your fabulous holiday!

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel Kate!


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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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