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  • On Sep 25, 2011
    Stacey Asked

    Planning our 1st Disney vacation in Nov. trying to pick a resort. we want a room with 2 queens. My children are 4 and 6 years old. Our plan is going to the park 2 days & resort 2 days what do you think Corn. Springs, Port Orleans, or Anm. King lodge?

    Hi Stacey:

    I think if you plan to dedicate two days to spend at your Resort, of your options I would choose Animal Kingdom Lodge, which offers a variety of activities to keep your children entertained.

    Upon entering the Animal Kingdom Lodge, your family will be mesmerized by the dramatic lobby expertly themed and filled with African artwork, artifacts, a fireplace (at Jambo House), and huge windows. The pools are great at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House is home to the 11,000 square foot Uzima pool. The pool boasts a 67-foot slide as well as a tyke-friendly wading pool area. Not far away is a kids playground. Not far away is a kids playground. There is also Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade. Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village is home to the wonderful Samawati Springs pool and kids water playground. 

    As you check in, request an activity guide from the front desk for a schedule of organized activities. Although subject to change, we found the following programs, among many others, available during our last stay at Jambo House: ceramics, cookie decorating, face painting, animal tracking, pin trading, African folktale storytelling, and trivia (similar activities are available at Kidani Village). A highlight of our last stay was our kids taking part in the evening "Primal Parade," a noisy but quick march through the lobby led by a Cast Member where children banged drums and rattled shakers. The general age range for most activities varies from 4-12 years old, although everybody is invited to join in the fun. The resort is home to a children's activity center, Simba's Cubhouse, which is generally open during late afternoon and evening hours for children 3-12 years old.

    Animal Kingdom Lodge is also laid out brilliantly with many windows along the hallways overlooking the savannas. As we walked to our hotel room, we usually stopped to watch the animals walking through the savanna.

    Enjoy your trip.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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