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Old 03-19-2013, 08:49 AM   #1
Indecisive
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Question Wilderness Lodge Studio Villa v. Art of Animation Family Suite

I am planning our family's first visit to Disney World. Our boys will be 4 and 7. Although I woud love to stay at the Polynesian, it may be cost prohibitive. As more economical choices, I was thinking about maybe a Studio Villa at Wilderness Lodge using rented points or a family suite at Art of Animation. I realize that these are VASTLY different choices.

I think the pros of AOA are the separate sleeping areas so DH and I can more easily stay up after the kids are in bed and, of course, the incredible kid appeal of the resort for our young sons. However, I am worried about the transportation conveniece to the parks, the lack of a table serve restaurant (which we wouldn't need for every meal, but is nice to have sometimes), and the lack of a water slide. (I love water slides and so does the rest of my family).

The pros of the Studio Villa at WL are that we can use rented points, making it more affordable to stay at a deluxe resort with a family-friendly table service restaurant (and a water slide!), and with better transportation at least to MK. (And perhaps better transportation to the other parks? You tell me!). Also, at least DH and I could perhaps hang out on the balcony/patio after the kids are in bed.

Maybe you'll tell me that I already understand the pros and cons and that I just need to pick! But if I am missing some critical points of comparison or you can weigh in with personal experience, I would appreciate it!

Thank you!
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