• On Dec 13, 2011
    Victoria Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are bringing two children, 3 and 1, along with my parents in April 2012. I can't decide if animal kingdom villas or wilderness lodge villas would be better suited to a young family. I need a convenient location with plenty to do! And a great pool!

    Hi Victoria,

    Although both Resort hotels that you have mentioned are fantastic places to stay I think that in your situation and given the choice, I would opt for the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

    As your children are still very young, I would imagine that you will be spending a fair bit of time at the Magic Kingdom theme park which is located only a short boat or bus ride away.

    There are lots of recreational activities available at this Resort for both children and adults alike. You can find out more information about what is on offer HERE.

    The main pool at the Wilderness Lodge Resort is called Silver Creek Springs. It is a lot of fun and even comes complete with a water slide and hot tub. Inside the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge lobby, you will see a spring bubbling over stones. You can follow the water as it flows under the lobby's window wall, widens and becomes a creek in the Resort's upper courtyard and then transforms again into a sparkling 15-foot waterfall, which empties into the main pool.

    Don't get me wrong, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas are great as well but in my opinion, the location is not as convenient as the Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

    I hope that this information has been of help & wish you a magical trip!

thumbnail image for Emma

Meet the Panelist: Emma, United Kingdom

Hi! I'm Emma from England and I love all things Disney. I am very proud to be representing England on the panel and can't wait to help other families, especially international visitors, to plan their trips to the Walt Disney World Resort and create some lifelong magical memories. Learn More About Emma

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.