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  • On Mar 23, 2010
    Jennifer from VA Asked

    My family and I (2 boys ages 5 and 2.5) will be arriving at AK Lodge @ 3 pm on Sunday. Wondering what attraction/park/experience we might enjoy for a short while Sunday evening. We want an early start Monday morning and don't want to stay up late.

    Hi Jennifer! The Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of my favorite resorts! When my family arrives in the late afternoon, one of our favorite things to do is to take a dip in the resort pool. The pools at the Animal Kingdom Lodge are great, and after you take a swim, you could enjoy dinner at one of the resort's restaurants: Boma, Jiko or Sanaa. Then spend some time viewing the animals at the resort -- your boys would enjoy trying to spot giraffes with the night-vision goggles or listening to the nightly African storytelling at the firepit.

    If you don't want to hang around the resort, another fun way to kick off your vacation is a trip to Downtown Disney. Your sons would probably love dinner at the T-REX Cafe followed by a trip to the World of Lego store or the new Ridemakerz, where they can build their own custom cars.

    If you can't wait to see Mickey, consider starting your trip with dinner at Chef Mickey's. Dining with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and friends will always get you in the Disney spirit. After an early dinner you could ride the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom to take in a few rides or an evening parade, before heading back to the Lodge to rest up for a full park day on Monday.

    Hope you have a wonderful vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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