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All of the resorts at Walt Disney World are unique in their own way! This means that there is a place for every family’s needs and taste. My family has our favorites that we like to stay at with our 4-year old and I am so excited to share them with you!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – This one is my family’s favorite due to its aesthetic and its food options! This resort is themed after a Pacific Northwest lodge. The lobby is STUNNING with all of the gorgeous woodwork. Here we feel like we can step out of the Disney bubble when we aren’t in the theme parks (which is very important for my husband)! From some of the rooms on the top floor you can still see the Magic Kingdom, but for the most part, you are tucked away in the Wilderness. If you have little ones, the kiddie water play area is amazing. It’s still within the main pool area, but it’s a separate gated section with a couple little slides and fountains, perfect for toddlers! As for food – we love Geyer Point as a quick service option (try the bison burger), the all-you-can-eat skillets at Whispering Canyon Cafe are perfect for filling you up on a rest day, and the character dining experience at Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White (and friends) is ADORABLE! Overall, you can’t go wrong with this resort.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn – This is the perfect option if you are looking for CONVENIENCE! Here you have the option to walk to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios, which is a wonderful perk when you don’t want to wait for Disney transportation. There is also a boat option to get to both parks. You will still need to take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, though. At this resort you also have access to so much dining! You are right outside of the International Gateway entrance to Epcot if you wish to grab snacks around the world for a meal. You also have walking access to all dining at Boardwalk Inn, Beach Club/Yacht Club, and Swan & Dolphin Resorts by Marriott. None of that sounds good to you? Hop on the Skyliner (entrance just next to the International Gateway entrance at Epcot) and stop at Riviera, Caribbean Beach, Art of Animation, or Pop Century!

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – You can’t go wrong at this resort if you are bringing little ones! The theme is perfect for any young Disney fan. There are 4 main sections themed after The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and Cars. You will see gigantic statues of the characters throughout the resort that your kids will adore and won’t stop talking about (just ask my 4 year-old)! The Little Mermaid section is the only section with standard hotel rooms that sleep up to 4 guests on 2 queen beds. The other 3 sections consist of perfectly themed family suites. These suites have 1 bedroom with a queen bed, a main living area with a pull out sofa and a pull down Murphy bed – accommodating up to 6 guests (plus one infant!) In addition to all of the sleeping areas, there are 2 full bathrooms, and a kitchenette featuring a fridge, sink, coffee maker, and microwave. Transportation to the parks is also quite convenient. While you still have to take a bus to get to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, you can take the Disney Skyliner to get to Hollywood Studios and Epcot!

What resort interests you most? If you’ve been to Disney World before, what is your favorite resort?

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