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Old 12-13-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
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Suggestions for which resort to stay at with a one year old?

Hi all! Was just hoping to get some views and suggestions on the best resort to stay at with our lil man. He will be 17 months and using a pack and play of course. I can't decide if it is best to do one room or go for a suite or villa where he can be in his own room and we won't have to worry about noise at night. We love all the resorts so any advice for specific resorts would be good too. Any input would be great! Thanks!!!
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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Suites at AOA are large..... you get an extra bed room and space.. I had 2A 3K in and we had space.... Then went over to poly. it was tight. If cost is not an issue go for monorail or even cabins at fort wilderness so you can get afternoon naps with quick back and forth.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:33 AM   #3
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Which resort

I say Beach Club. It's walking distance from Epcot and the Boardwalk. A very shorty boat ride from Hollywood studio and buses run quite often to MK. And if that isn't enough you will love the "beach" area for the baby.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:59 AM   #4
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which theme park do you plan to visit the most often? If it is the MK, I would suggest the CR. The rooms are great, huge, very comfortable and generally have fantastic views!

Then, of course, you are on the monorail and can walk to/from the MK!! Great with a stroller!! So convenient!
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:06 AM   #5
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I would suggest staying on the monorail with a child that young. The relative ease of getting to and from the two most popular parks cannot be understated, particularly since you'll probably be going back and forth for naps/rest time. They also have the largest standard rooms, they all have deluxe rooms and/or suites, and two of the three have dvc villas (don't know when Poly will be available).

We stayed at POP with a 2 year old, and with travel time back and forth for naps, we lost a lot of time at the parks. The buses were great, but I wish we'd been a lot closer.

We chose CR for our next trip, partly because of the convenience of it's location, and partly because we think it looks awesome! We will be taking lots of breaks and half days, and I think CR will be great for that. Being able to walk to and from MK is also a huge selling point, as is the TPV we have booked!

Good luck with whatever resort you choose. Honestly, they all look fantastic! Have a wonderful time!!
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:08 AM   #6
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It would largely depend on your budget. If a deluxe is in your budget the rooms are larger, and have balconies. Many find the extra space, having a balcony to go out to sit & talk while baby is going to sleep useful. And there is enough room in sink area to put pack & play. Have a look at resort photos.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:18 AM   #7
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With a young child I would rent points or book a DVD 1 bedroom. That way you can put the pack and play in the master at night and have a lounge to relax in. Also you have the kitchen to prepare any food the little one needs and the laundry for the baby messes. Sharing a room with an infant who goes to bed early is a nightmare. I would choose BLT or maybe AKV.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:04 AM   #8
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If it's in your budget I would stay on the monorail as well. With a child that young u will prolly be visiting magic kingdom and Epcot the body and its convenient to be on the monorail. We love the contemporary. The rooms are fantastic, we have a son the same age. Well when we go to Disney again he will be about 20 months. But we also have an older son and it was just nice with monorail. If the baby got tired my hubby took him back to the resort and I stayed with my older son. We are huge fans of the contemporary! Can't say enough good things about that resort!
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:50 AM   #9
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We have had 6 visits as a family (two girls starting when they were 3 and 5) and we haven't done a monorail resort yet, but for our upcoming trip in April we will have a new addition to the family who will be 3 months old and we are now staying at a monorail resort (CR) for the convenience with a baby.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:55 PM   #10
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what great feedback!! thank you so much everyone! i really appreciate all the suggestions. I am thinking a monorail resort is the way to go, now to just convince the hubby! hehe.thanks again!
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:00 PM   #11
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We prefer CR MK view It is great for watching the fireworks from your own balcony and then an early night for the little one. MK is our favourite park so we like to be able to walk if necessary Having everything in the same building also a big plus for us
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We prefer CR MK view It is great for watching the fireworks from your own balcony and then an early night for the little one. MK is our favourite park so we like to be able to walk if necessary Having everything in the same building also a big plus for us
Love watching the fireworks from our balcony! And even if I keep the blinds open I love laying in bed watching the fireworks as well! Definitely having everything in 1 building is a HUGE bonus. It definitely feels like home when we stay there
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:42 PM   #13
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what great feedback!! thank you so much everyone! i really appreciate all the suggestions. I am thinking a monorail resort is the way to go, now to just convince the hubby! hehe.thanks again!
That was my struggle when I first wanted to stay at the contemporary lol. But I eventually wore him down! Now when I went to plan our trip for next year and I asked him where he wanted to stay he looked at me like I had 3 heads. And no joke he was like that's a stupid question where else would we stay besides the contemporary? So once u wear him down he won't want to stay anywhere else lol.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:05 PM   #14
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Go for a monorail resort, absolutely. No comparison in ease of coming and going with a baby in a stroller. It's well worth the money. Enjoy!
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:35 AM   #15
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if monorail is out of budget (or even if not) consider the Wilderness Lodge - just a a short boat ride to the MK.

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