Trying to decide where to stay with your family? Here are my 5 Best Walt Disney World Resorts For Kids:
1. Art of Animation – At this resort, you can choose between Little Mermaid rooms or Nemo, Lion King or Cars suites. Everything in the room is themed along with the story and the building is adorned with huge icons from the films. The Big Blue Pool is one of the best on property and when you go under water, you can hear Nemo and his friends. Stop by the lobby in the early afternoon for a free Art of Animation drawing class.
2. Port Orleans Riverside – This resort is spread out with plenty of paths for kids to run and explore. If you are traveling with a princess, the Royal Guest Rooms will make her trip even more magical. The room is outfitted with memorabilia from the different princess films and the headboard is a scene from Princess and the Frog. The pool is located on Ol’ Man Island and according to legend, Everette like to keep to himself and moved to the island in the 1800’s in search of solitude. He built an aqueduct to bring fresh water and added rope swings, slides and log walks to the swimming hole. Soon it was discovered by children of the neighboring areas who would come daily to play in the pool built by a kindly old man.
3. Animal Kingdom Lodge – Built around 3 different savannas, this resort is home to over 200 different species of wildlife. Kids can participate in a variety of activities to learn more about African culture. The Uzima pool at Jambo House is the biggest one on property at over 11,000 gallons of water and the Samawati Springs pool at Kadani Village features a water playground that all kids are sure to love. If you need a date night, the Simba Clubhouse is open from 4:30 pm – 12 am for kids 3-12 years of age. They can do arts and crafts, games, enjoy Disney films and more.
4. Polynesian Village Resort – What kid wouldn’t want to stay on the Monorail loop? Kids can explore the beaches along Bay Lake, swim in a pool with a Volcano slide and little ones can enjoy a water playground. There is a character breakfast with Lilo and Stitch and in the evenings, kids can stay at Lilo’s Clubhouse while parents enjoy a romantic dinner at ‘Ohanas or an authentic Hawaiian luau.
5. Pop Century – One of the least expensive resorts on property, this resort is very family friendly. Themed around Pop Culture from the 1950’s – 1990’s, each building is adorned with a huge icon from it’s decade. The Hippy Dippy Pool is loud and fun and there is a kiddie splash pool located beside it for little ones. The food court has multiple food stations and offers something for everyone including the best sundaes I have found on property.
So which one will you pick?
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