• On Mar 8, 2019
    Stephanie from NC 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've always stayed at A of A but we're looking for something closer to MK. Going in January so don't care about pools, beach, etc. but need good size room for family of 4 w/out breaking the bank. Best options?

    Hello Stephanie!

    Choosing from the fantastic Walt Disney World Resort Hotels can be a daunting task! Each one has its own set of great features and decor. While your initial choice of Disney's Art of Animation Resort is a favorite among many due to its cool theme and The Big Blue Pool, it does sit further from the Magic Kingdom than other resorts, but it is very close to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot

    With that said, if you want to be close to the Magic Kingdom and budget is a concern, I recommend you consider Disney's Wilderness Lodge. It is a lovely boat ride to the Magic Kingdom, and the resort itself is stunning! If space is a big concern, you may also want to take a look at the Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. These stand-alone cabins can sleep six and include a full kitchen.  While neither of these would be considered budget resorts, their location and amenities make them worth the extra cost.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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