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Best Disney Resorts When You Have Little Ones

Walt Disney World is perfect for a family vacation with little ones. There is much for the whole family to experience together throughout the four Disney Parks and at Disney Resorts.

When traveling with little ones, consider what Walt Disney World Resort best fits your needs. Some of the Disney Resorts offer larger layouts, making them perfect for pack n’ plays, while others have pull-out sleepers which are fantastic for toddlers used to their big kid beds.

We will share some of our top Disney Resorts for little ones to help narrow down which Walt Disney World Resort you should stay at. We will share options in each Resort category so you can find one that fits your needs and budget.

Pop Century Resort
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Pop Century- Value

Our first opinion for a Disney Resort with little ones is Pop Century. This Resort has gone through a refurbishment, and the rooms, although smaller, have some elements that are great for traveling with a little one.

The Pop Century rooms have two queen beds, but one of these beds is a murphy bed. This allows it to be folded up into the wall when it isn’t used. This is an excellent feature for those with a little one. By having the option to fold up the extra bed, you can have additional room for a pack n’ play in the room. It also provides extra space for little ones to walk around, have snacks, and enjoy meals.

Even though the Pop Century rooms are smaller compared to other Disney Resorts, the ability to fold up the additional bed makes these rooms great for little ones.

Disney Skyliner
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Another reason we like Pop Century for little ones is because of the Disney Skyliner. This mode of transportation is so easy when traveling with a stroller. Guests can easily roll their stroller onto the Skyliner without folding it up like you do when using a Disney bus. The Skyiner provides quick and easy access to EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney Riviera if you can snag breakfast at Topolino’s.

With three primary pools at Pop Century, you can find somewhere for your little one to splash around and have fun. The food court, Everything Pop, is an excellent and easy option for a quick meal throughout the day. Being able to mobile order makes it easy to grab and take back to the room.

Pop Century is a good option for those with a little one who wants to stick to a budget.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort
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Disney’s Art of Animation- value

Next door to Pop Century is Disney’s Art of Animation. This is another excellent option for those traveling with little ones. What we like about Disney’s Art of Animation is the ability to book suites. Suites give everyone extra room to spread out and a small kitchenette for snacks, bottle warming, and other meal options.

Having a separate bedroom can also help when it comes to sleeping. Having two rooms allows everyone to sleep at their bedtime, but the adults don’t feel like they also have to get tucked in early.

Art of Animation is also located on the Disney Skyliner. Like with Pop Century, he was using the Skyliner to get to EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a massive advantage for those traveling with a stroller.

crush from Finding nemo featured at art of animation

We also enjoy the large play area that is Nemo themed at Art of Animation. Little ones will love the adorable, larger-than-life icons from Finding Nemo as they run around and play. Art of Animation has a lot to offer Guests traveling with little ones. From a great theme to the family suites, Art of Animation is a top choice for those traveling with little ones.

Caribbean Beach Resort Pool
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Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort- Moderate

Even though Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is vast, we do feel like it has some good features for traveling with little ones. What we like about Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort rooms is that some have child-size beds. This makes it easy to have little ones have their own bed while still having a pack n’ play in the room.

Caribbean Beach also has a vast pirate-themed feature pool. With two slides, little ones can even enjoy some of the fun. Next door is a perfect splash area for kids wanting to run around on their own in the water. The Resort also has a playground for kids. This is great for that lazy morning or evening. Parents can enjoy a beverage while little ones play away.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is also the hub for the Disney Skyliner. This makes it easy to get to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

These main features make Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort a good option for those traveling with little ones.

disney contemporary

Disney’s Contemporary Resort- Deluxe

Our deluxe choice for little ones will be Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The main reason we feel that this Resort is a top choice for those traveling with little ones is because of the location. Within walking distance to Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort makes it extremely easy for Guests to visit the magic and then head back for naps, bedtime, and food throughout the day.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is also on the monorail line. This means that Guests can easily use this mode of transportation to get to EPCOT and Magic Kingdom. Rolling strollers onto the monorail make this easy for those traveling with little ones.

The easy access to Disney Parks makes Disney’s Contemporary Resort a top option for those traveling with little ones to Walt Disney World.

These are the top Disney Resorts we recommend for those traveling with little ones. They have great accommodations that will make traveling to Walt Disney World with a little one easier.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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