Best DVC Resorts When Traveling Alone With Your Children

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Traveling alone with your small children can be a daunting task. But if you are planning on taking children to Disney World by yourself then you’ll be delighted to hear that Disney World has amazing accommodations for children. The “most magical place on earth” is also the most comfortable place on earth to vacation with little ones; even if you are by yourself. Staying on property during your trip alone with kids is essential to making your stay easy and stress-free. Families love staying at DVC resorts because of their abundance of activities and accommodations, and their spacious 1,2, and 3-bedroom villas. But which DVC resorts are best for those who are bringing their children alone with no other adults? Which resorts will make your solo trip with children easier and better for you? Continue reading to get to know our favorite DVC resorts for solo travel with children!

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

When traveling alone with children, convenience is everything! That’s why a stay at Bay Lake Tower is a fantastic option. Bay Lake Tower is not only located on the monorail line, but it is also within walking distance to Magic Kingdom. Getting to Magic Kingdom and EPCOT via the monorail is a breeze, and the less time it takes you to travel with your kids the better. You don’t have to fold strollers for the monorail so you and your crew can simply hop on and hop off when you arrive at your destination. Bay Lake Tower’s close proximity to Magic Kingdom means you can easily pop back to your resort for a midday break or nap.

Disney's Chef Mickey's
Meet classic Disney characters while you enjoy breakfast at Chef Mickey’s!

Another great reason to book Bay Lake Tower is its close access to Chef Mickey’s, a character dining experience featuring Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald. Chef Mickey’s offers a breakfast buffet, as well as a dinner buffet all while the “fab five” come to greet you at your table. While advance dining reservations are highly recommended for this experience, being in such close proximity to the restaurant allows you to book early morning breakfast reservations without fear of being late!

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

If you are traveling with older children then you’ll love the options available at Copper Creek at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This resort is filled with activities that kids will love including nightly campfires and movies under the stars. You won’t have to leave the resort to find things to do with your kiddos during your resort-only days of your vacation. Copper Creek is home to two pools, one of which features a 67 foot-long water slide. Copper Creek is also home to yet another character dining experience: Storybook Dining at Artist Pointe Featuring Snow White!

Copper Creek Pool.
Copper Creek Pool.

While traveling alone with your kids you might find yourself in need of extra space. Copper Creek Villas & Cabins offers 1, 2, and 3-bedroom villas as well as private waterfront cabins. You will certainly be able to obtain the space you desire at Copper Creek.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Another resort that makes park transportation a breeze is Disney’s Riviera Resort. As the newest DVC resort, Disney’s Riviera is a luxurious getaway that is stylized to be like the European riviera that inspired Walt Disney for so many of his films. Disney’s Riviera Resort is located on the Disney Skyliner route which makes for quick and easy travel to both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. While traveling alone with children, the Skyliner Route’s convenience is a huge perk. Single Strollers don’t need to be folded to enter the Skyliner, however double strollers must be folded prior to boarding. Disney’s Riviera Resort is also home to a Community Hall, which is a great resource to take advantage of when traveling with children. You can rent DVDs, play games, and do select crafts at DVC Community Halls.

Disney Skyliner
Disney Skyliner. Photo: Emily Murray

Disney’s Riviera Resort is also home to a character breakfast experience: Topolino’s Terrace. Topolino’s Terrace stars Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Donald in a delicious breakfast with a European flair.

Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Last on our list but certainly not least is Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village. Kidani Village is home to DVC deluxe studio rooms as well as villas, and if you book a savanna-view then you and your kiddos will wake to greet to giraffes, zebras, and other savanna animals mingling below your balcony. This resort truly is an incredible experience for any family, but is especially magical for those with young children.

Kidani Village
Kidani Village Is A Great Kid-Friendly Resort. Photo: Megan Woodard

Kidani Village connects with Jambo House and the rest of Animal Kingdom Lodge which is home to playgrounds as well as a stunning pool area that includes a splash pool for the little ones.

What are your best tips for those traveling to Disney with little ones? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Image: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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