Every parent wants to find the best Disney World Resorts for their family. After all, there is nothing worse than having to leave your children at home when you go on vacation. It is understandable that you would want the best for them. You want them to be safe and to be happy.
So what are the best resorts for kids? Well, there is no “best” resort, per se. All of the best resorts are safe for children, but some sites are better than others, particularly for younger children and toddlers. Here are the best Disney World Resorts for kids and toddlers.
The Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the best resorts for families on a budget. It is not exactly a cheap resort, so it can be difficult to knock off a few dollars here and there, but overall, it is a good deal. Animal Kingdom Lodge is located near Orlando’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT (short for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow). Animals are plentiful at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and even include camping and your own boat, transportation and shuttle to the park. You can find quaint little shops here and of course, animals.
The other great thing about this park is the ability to do several things within walking distance of your room! Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival takes place on a regular basis and you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to show off your culinary skills. The World Guide to Food and Wine gives directions to all of the restaurants that make the festival so very popular. It is also conveniently located close to the parks. The other thing about the WDW dining experience here is the relatively inexpensive meals that are offered at the various table locations. There are also five star resorts that offer special meals and shows, but again, these aren’t too expensive compared to the moderately-priced meals offered at some of the parks.
Another good option for WDW dining includes the Port Orleans Riverride. This is a terrific way to get around the park because it allows you to enjoy the river view while dining outdoors. Of course, dining isn’t the only reason to visit either. The Port Orleans Rideshare is another great resort themed after the French Quarter that offers several dining options.
The final resort to check out in the area is the Disney Riviera Resort and Spa. This is the perfect spot for those who want to relax, unwind and enjoy some of the best spa services and amenities around. Most of these accommodations offer complimentary spa services during your stay!
For something totally unique, consider staying at the contemporary resort The Landmark condominium. The Landmark has three different neighborhoods with units that range from studio to penthouse, as well as two loft floors. Some of the lofts have vaulted ceilings, oversized windows and hardwood floors. Each unit is modern and has own private parking space. Children can enjoy the playground, gym and swimming pool in the courtyard of each unit. Even the loft apartments have hardwood floors, fireplaces and studios that have been decorated in a contemporary style.
For the ultimate in family entertainment, don’t forget about the Disney World’s four theme parks. Epcot Center is located at the center of the park and is themed after the science fiction world of Disneyland. The Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom are themed after the Hollywood film industry and provide a great glimpse into what animals can become when raised in a human habitat. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is another great park that children will truly appreciate. This resort offers experiences based on both jungle and safari adventures, as well as contemporary resort styles such as bedroom-style rooms.