Personal Favorites: The Monorail Resorts
By Dave Shute
This site’s ranking of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World for first time visitors puts Disney’s Polynesian Resort first, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge second, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge third.
Why? Well, keep reading…
WHY THE CONTEMPORARY RESORT IS MY FAVORITE MONORAIL RESORT
So what brings it to the top of my list of the monorail resorts?
First, if I’m looking for kid appeal (and I do…I’m just a big kid, after all), I don’t even think of the Polynesian, as fun as it is–rather, the Wilderness or Animal Kingdom Lodge is what comes to mind.
But the real draw of the Contemporary is that it’s where we mostly stayed when my sister and I were kids. Those family memories still pull strongly a long time later. Yes, the Polynesian is more fun and more convenient, and the Grand Floridian more serene and lovely…but the Contemporary is my personal favorite among the monorail resorts.
MORE ON THE PERSONAL FAVORITES SERIES
It is based not on personal favorites or my own taste, but rather on a combination of facts, analysis, inference and judgment about what would be best for such a family.
My personal favorites can be quite different from my advice for these families–particularly because I’m older and hence traveling with twenty-year-olds, not little kids; have been to Disney World more than forty times; and know I’ll be coming back!
I thought at least some might be interested to hear about some favorites…if for no other reason than so that they can argue, using the comment form below!
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- For where to stay, see this
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