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Old 01-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #16
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This may sound funny but when I had 3 & 6 year old kids (any age for that matter) the loved whatever resort we were visiting. Now that they're older they talk about how much they liked Wilderness Lodge but their fondest memories are of Pop Century, that's where they want to take their kids. The only one they didn't care for was Saratoga Springs

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:40 PM   #17
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I've stayed at BWI twice now with my girls (2 and 5, then again at 3 and 6). They loved it both times, and the boardwalk was an excellent way to wind them down after a long day. My eldest DD has a favourite performer on the BW too, and asked him to sign her autograph book! We'd walk around at night waiting for him to set up, and watch his show two or three times per evening. I know this isn't usually classed as a 'kid friendly' resort but really, how many kids get to WDW and complain about the curtains?

We're staying at WL this December because my husband is joining us and he is TERRIFIED of clowns (the pool at BW is freaky), and I've heard that is an excellent resort for little ones (as tons of people have already pointed out).
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
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My kids love wherever we are staying. We have only stayed at Pop on Disney property, but really.. any hotel we ever stay at is fun for them. It's the trip, the excitement, that gets them loving it. I don't think they would ever say that they don't like a certain resort.

They are only 7 and almost 4 though. So still young.

As long as it's not home, it's fun! LOL
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #19
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DS loved WL.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:17 PM   #20
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I'm in the "whatever resort they were at" camp.

My kids have been 3 times thus far, there ages/resorts as follows:
1st trip: 3 and 5 - POP
2nd trip: 4 and 6 - CBR
3rd trip: 5 and 8 - WL

So far, WL has been their favorite, but they have been happy everywhere...I guarantee that once we stay at YC in April (they will be 6 and 8), that will be their new favorite.

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #21
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Our first trip, my son was 6. He absolutely loved Pop Century. He's big into retro stuff (video games, movies, etc.) and always has been, so it was fascinating to him. We have stayed at AKL and he was bummed that it wasn't Pop, but he got over it once we arrived. He's 12 now, and after a couple of trips off-site, he's just excited to get back on-site.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #22
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My kids got spoiled and we were upgraded to the Poly from POR last year. They loved it. This year we are going to POR for the Royal Rooms and then a 2 night stay at BWI ( I have always wanted to stay here) I would go for the WL but I am not a campy type person and the theming to me isn't appealing. But, now reading how many kids enjoy it I am second guessing my BWI ressie

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #23
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My boys are now 7 and 9 and we've stayed at several resorts (see below). They have consistently loved whatever resort we happen to be at. Last year we started the first few days at ASMo and they were sad to leave (we did split stay with CBR). But once they laid eyes on the pirate pool, CBR became their "favorite". We are still in the early planning stages for this summer, but it's looking like AKL may be in the cards. With your kids so young, I think that any WDW will be magical. Have fun!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #24
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My 5, 7, and 10 year olds LOVED and still LOVE the Poly. They love the pool and watching the fireworks on the beach with us while building in the sand. Relaxing for us and fun for them. The monorail is awesome for kids, and the boat ride over to the MK is just so relaxing. Watching the castle change colors is magical.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:17 AM   #25
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My DD likes POFQ because of the boat ride and pool but then she liked every other resort we've visited too, I don't think there's any resort kids wouldn't like so I wouldn't worry book the one that appeals to you, the kids will love it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #26
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I don't think they cared all that much about the resorts, but they LOVED the dragon slide at POFQ when they were little.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #27
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My kids have loved every resort we have stayed in (see below), with the exception of Pop. We have no experience with WL or AKL because they only sleep 4 to a room. We are planning to stay at the WLV at some point though.

We stayed at OKW when my kids were little. I think the twins were three. They absolutely loved it (and they have upgraded the pool area since). We were in a 2 bedroom, so there was plenty of room to run around, the kids could nap in a separate room, we had groceries delivered (so I knew they were getting some healthy food that they liked) and there was a lovely balcony to enjoy some adult beverages while they napped or after they went to bed.

I think that you will probably love whatever resort you choose. When I try a new resort, I always think, it is Disney. No matter what it will be fine and if it isn'y my favorite, that is ok too. I'll just try somewhere else the next trip.

I'm not sure if you said how long you are staying, but if we are there for 7 nights or more, we like to do split stays. Double the fun!
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #28
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We stayed at the grand Floridian when they were 3 and 6. They talk about it to this day....especially Cinderelly being in the lobby one time...and we were accosted by the step sisters three times during the week long stay. Plus they also remember the club level snacks, the cinnamon rolls to be precise. That hotel is magic
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #29
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I would go with what interests th 6 year old more. We were there when my son was 3, and he was happy as long as there was a pool and buses to ride. As a bonus we could see some of the Epcot fireworks from our balcony, and he loved that, too.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #30
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We stayed at POP when our DD was 4 then 5 and she loved it. When she was 6 we got an upgrade to OKW and she also loved that resort. I think little kids will love any resort. Now that our DD is 11 she is a resort snob, we stayed at POR last year instead of a deluxe to save $s and she didn't like it. She is very excited to be staying at CR this year and is dying to stay at GF sometime.
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