Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 24, 2014
    Alison from ON Asked

    Planning a visit in Sept with my hubby & 2 year old. My dude loves animals so I am thinking the AK Lodge but I'm worried that it might be too grown up for him & he won't enjoy it as much as the other flashy kids resorts. also worried about distance

    Hi Alison:

    My family loves Animal Kingdom Lodge.  We stayed there with our boys, ages 3 and 2 at the time, and they loved the Resort and the pools.  We had a savanna view room and returned to our room every afternoon for naps.  Our boys didn't mind leaving the Park to return to the room since they would get a chance to watch from our room the animals roam around and get fed.  If your 2 year old loves animals and you can secure a savanna-view room, then it's likely your 2 year old will have a lot of fun at the Resort.  While activities are always subject to change, a highlight of our 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. 

    If you plan to spend time all all four Parks, then all Resorts are located a decent distance away from at least one of the Parks.  If you only Plan to spend time at Magic Kingdom and Epcot, you may find it more convenient to stay on a monorail Resort or Wilderness Lodge, not because they are flashy, but more because they are very convenient to Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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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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