Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Jun 29, 2017
    Kara from GA Asked

    What is the best hotel for a single mom and active 8 year old boy? We stayed at the Beach Club previously and want to try a new hotel. Loved Beach Club though.

    Hi Kara,

    I also like to try different Walt Disney World resort hotels. There is so much variety, and each has its own feeling. I also love Disney's Beach Club Resort like you! Let me offer you a few other options that you might enjoy.

    Consider a stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort. This resort is in walking distance of Magic Kingdom, has access to the monorail line, and also offers some boat transportation. There are many recreation options at Disney's Contemporary Resort, including Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre, which offers high-energy activities such as parasailing!

    Another fun resort with a different flare is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. If your boy is interested in animals, this is the place for you. The savannas are filled with exotic animals including giraffes and zebras, and you can see these from nearly every window, including from savanna-view guest rooms! There are many cultural and animal programs here. I also love the dining options at this resort, which offer many delicious options inspired by Africa.

    Finally, a stay at the Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort is always fun time. These cabins are nestled in the campground, and there is so much to do at this resort! From archery to carriage and wagon rides to a nightly campfire and sing along with Chip 'N' Dale, we find ourselves spending lot of time at the resort whenever we stay here.

    Please do let us know if you have any further questions, Kara!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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