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I need help choose a Disney Hotel for one night!
by Susan (Long Beach, NY)
“Hi Dad, We only have a couple of days in Orlando before heading South to family. We have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. One is OBSESSED with the Transformers so we are planning to do 1 day at Universal and wanted to do the other day at Disney for our 2 year old. I’m starting to realize this may be a little crazy. I’m already going nuts trying to figure out what hotel to stay in. HELP!
Sincerely, Crazy Mama
The Contemporary is so close to the Magic Kingdom you can sit on the balcony and look right in – Photo by Brett Svenson
Susan (Crazy Mama) let’s call in some professional help. Take it away Stevie…
Don’t you worry ’bout a thing, don’t you worry ’bout a thing Mama”
Stevie’s right. There’s nothing to worry about.
Let me explain.
It’s okay. You’re going to Disney World, even for one night, what could be wrong with that? And there’s really no reason to get uptight about what hotel to stay in.
There is no wrong answer, really and truly, there is no wrong answer. This is not something to stress about, it’s going to be okay. Whatever hotel you pick, even if you’re off site, it’s okay, don’t worry about it.
I assume you’re going to be at the Magic Kingdom, that’s just my assumption with a two and a four year old, that’s where I’d be, I’d be at the Magic Kingdom.
So, let’s assume you’re going to be at the Magic Kingdom. I recommend, if money is no object, that you stay in the Contemporary Resort. Yes, I said the Contemporary. Typically I recommend the Polynesian Village Resort, but for you, one day, Magic Kingdom, two and four year old at the Contemporary.
The reason I’d recommend the Contemporary for one night is you have the monorail to get right back and forth to the Magic Kingdom, and it’s just a short little trip back to the hotel. It’s a longer trip to the Magic Kingdom, you’ve got to go all the way round the three stops, but it’s just a short trip from the Magic Kingdom back to the Contemporary.
You could also walk… Yeah, it’s a little bit of a walk, it’s about a 15 minute walk. People say “It’s just a short walk,” well it’s kind of a little bit more than a short walk. But you can actually walk from the Contemporary to the Magic Kingdom and back.
So, if money is no object, and it’s a very expensive hotel I will give you that, if money is no object for one night, I would go to the Contemporary.
The Other Choice
Big icons, big colors and lots of fun is why I chose the Pop Century – Photo by Cliff Wang
My other choice Other than that, pick any hotel, my other option would be to go to the Pop Century. Two and four year olds, colors, big icons, big things to see, games, it’s just a happening fast moving two and four year old kind of place. I think the Pop Century would be my number two recommendation.
Relax. Get in touch with Destinations to Travel. Go over our Destinations to Travel page, fill out the form, and let them help you.
They can help you with the Universal part, they can help you with the Disney part. Just turn it over to them, and let them do the hard work. You can sit back, like Shannon said, and just relax, and just show up.
Choosing the perfect hotel for one night at Disney World is not something to stress over. Relax, “don’t you worry ’bout a thing, mama”. There is no wrong answer here. It’s going to be fine, YOU’RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD! Give Dad’s Destinations to Travel a ring and let them help.