Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 29, 2010
    Lisa from IN 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 wavering between club level at either WL or GF for our stay in May. Due to discounts, price is comparable. Big draw to GF would be monorail access for convenience. Our son is 5, and this will be our first Disney trip. Any advice?

    HI Lisa!

    What a great decision to have to make!

    While both resorts are beautiful and have great amenities, our family absolutely prefers the Wilderness Lodge. For our family, the lodge fits much better. We really enjoy the large lobby, relaxed atmosphere, and all of the wonderful "hidden" areas that are spread throughout the resort. We enjoy finding a secluded spot near a fireplace to relax for a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the world.

    The location of the Grand Floridian is wonderful, but we've also found that we enjoy the direct boat transportation from the Wilderness Lodge to the Magic Kingdom just as much as the monorail. The scenic ride is a wonderful way to enjoy the anticipation of arriving at the park!

    The Whispering Canyon Cafe is a favorite restaurant of my son's with its pony races and high-energy antics. The incredible pool area has a slide that keeps both of my kids entertained for hours!

    Whichever resort you choose, be sure to ask for a calendar of events at check-in time. This calendar will list the free and/or low-cost events happening at the resort each day. The Wilderness Lodge often has free cookie decorating and rubber ducky races!

    I hope you enjoy your vacation! Enjoy!
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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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