Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 17, 2016
    Renee from MD 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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    I have an 8 Year old and I am looking at The Coronado Springs and the Caribbean Beach Resorts. I was wondering based on proximity to parks and amenities which resort would be better for us? We plan to visit all the parks during our 6 day stay.

    Hi Renee,

    Looks like in just a few weeks you’ll start your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. That’s surely exiting!

    Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is my family’s favorite of the moderate resort hotels. It makes you feel like you’re in the middle of Spanish Colonial Mexico. Rooms themed like Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas, surround Lago Dorado. At the Dig Site, you can take a dip at The Lost City of Cibola pool or go down its 123-foot-long waterslide, next to the Mayan ruins. El Centro houses an excellent Quick-Service restaurant: Pepper Market. It's centrally located between Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the latter one being the closest.

    Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a tropical paradise which lets you feel the warmth of the Islands. For young pirates at heart, you cannot go wrong with a pirate-themed guest room. Fuentes del Morro Pool, themed around a colonial Spanish fortress, is one of the nicest pools across the whole resort, with a 102-foot-long waterslide, water cannons, and two 12-person spa pools. Shutters at Old Port Royale brings you some American favorites with a Caribbean Twist. The resort hotel is located at an equally close distance from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    You cannot go wrong with either one. To choose, I would simply flip a gold coin, as long as no scurvy scallywag tries to take it as a bounty. Arrr!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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