More often than not, guests planning a trip ask, “Which resort would you recommend?” Choosing a resort in completely individualized and really depends on your family’s wants and needs. That being said, I posed the question to the travel agents at Castle Dreams Travel about Walt Disney World’s Family Suites. Family suites are found in Art of Animation and All Star Music Resorts. We also included the Cabins at Fort Wilderness in the conversation…
Unanimously, the agents chose the Art of Animation Family Suites. Compared to the family suites in All Star Music Resort- Art of Animation rooms are bigger (565 square feet vs 520 square feet), but the living space in the All Star Music suites is larger and these suites have dedicated closets. All Star Music has a queen bed, a pull our sofa that sleeps 2, plus a sleeper chair and ottoman (so, 4 beds total). Both suites have 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette. At of Animation pulled ahead with their magical resort and room theming, food court, and pools.
Here is a peak inside a Family Suite in the Cars Section Of Art of Animation:
The Cabins at Fort Wilderness are smaller than the suites at 501 square feet and only have 1 bathroom. But, they do have a full kitchen (however, it does not have an oven), a BBQ grill, 4 beds (a queen and a set of bunk beds in the bedroom and pull out couch in the living room). These cabins are all slowly being redecorated- which is a HUGE plus. Agents love that the cabins are quiet and do not share walls or hallways, which benefit many families with small children or those with special needs- no need to worry about the noise from your room or from others. Fort Wilderness also has a lot of activities right at the resort, which is a HUGE plus for families as is their location to the Magic Kingdom (just a boat ride away) and the ability to watch Wishes and the Electrical Water Pageant from their beach every night.
Everyone agreed all of these are fabulous options for larger families or for anyone just wanting more space than a traditional resort room has.