• On Apr 7, 2019
    Sarah from NY 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.

    Hi! We are currently trying to decide which hotel would be best. We will have an 18 month old, and stuck between the Savanna View room at the AK, or the convenience and location to amenities at the Contemporary. Are the buses at AK a hassle like others?

    Sarah, remember when Ursula told us that life is full of tough choices? It sounds like you have a dilemma, but the good news is that you've narrowed things down to two great Walt Disney World Resort hotels. I'd love to give you my two cents!

    It's hard to beat the grandeur and beauty of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. This resort is top notch for its cultural theming, service, and dining. If your idea of a perfect Walt Disney World vacation includes spending some rest and relaxation time at the resort, this is the way to go. It's a destination unto itself with so much to see and do, that sometimes it's hard to leave and go to the Parks! You will need to budget extra travel time for bus transportation; however, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is only minutes away, so if seeing Pandora- The World of Avatar is a priority, keep this in mind. The best Savanna View rooms are on the Arusha Savanna along the Zebra Trail. I'd also recommend dining at either Jiko or Boma, for an authentic African experience.

    Disney's Contemporary Resort had held a special place in my heart since my kids were little tykes, because it was the first resort we stayed in as a family, and we've returned many times since. Location is the number one reason Guests choose this resort, and walking to Magic Kingdom Park will undoubtedly be easier with a toddler and stroller in tow- also, Epcot is just a monorail ride away! I love the futuristic vibe of this hotel, and the rooms are modern and comfortable. The dining choices here are family favorites- California Grill is a must-do for us every trip. Little Mouseketeers love waving their napkin in the air at Chef Mickey's!

    Sarah, because of the convenience, I'd give a slight edge to Disney's Contemporary Resort, but either way, I know you'll have a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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