Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Aug 28, 2013
    Jonathan Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Would like to see animals at animal kingdom resorts, staying at POP, worth the trip, dining?? Any recommendations. Go from theme park or plan day off for visit??? Never been to AK or resort, not planning AK b/c of time issues,free day with ADR @ Ohana @7pm

    Hi Jonathan!

    Animal Kingdom Lodge is absolutely worth a visit! It is easy to spend a couple of hours just exploring the resort and watching animals on the savanna.

    Personally, I like to visit the resort in early evening, perhaps before your dinner at O'Hana. Plan to spend a few hours at the resort and stop by the Lobby Concierge for an activity list. The lodge offers many free activities and you may be in luck if any are going on while you're there.

    If you'd like to have lunch at the lodge, Boma: Flavors of Africa is a great choice. African inspired dishes are delicious but don't worry if you have some timid diners. The buffet offers plenty of variety for everyone.

    Unless you have your own vehicle or are taking a taxicab, the best way to travel from Animal Kingdom Lodge to the Polynesian for dinner is by taking a bus from the lodge to the Magic Kingdom. From there, you can either use the Monorail or Boats to travel to the Polynesian.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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