Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 24, 2009
    Liza from MD 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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    My DH, DD and I will celebrate her 4th bday on our 1st trip to WDW! Dates of travel: 10/15 - 10/19/09. We are deciding between the GF, Poly or AKL. Being our 1st trip and with a preschooler, will it be better for us to choose a WDWR on the monorail? Thanks

    While the Animal Kingdom Lodge (maybe you could eat there to get a sample of the resort) is one of my favorite resorts, with a little one who still may need to nap during the day, you simply can't beat the access of staying off the monorail.  We have stayed at all the Magic Kingdom resorts, and the Polynesian has, in my opinion, the best transportation options.  Our favorite building is Tokelau because it is a short walk to the monorail that goes to the Magic Kingdom.  To get to Epcot, you simply need to take just a little bit longer walk over to the Ticket and Transportation Center to take the monorail to Epcot.  And one of the best things about the monorail?  You don't have to fold up a stroller!  Tokelau is also an incredibly short walk to the bus stop.

    You can also request to ride up front for a great experience for your daughter (perhaps for birthday!); I'd suggest the ride to Epcot since it is the longest and goes through Epcot a bit before arriving at the station.  If there is another family already waiting, you can just let a cast member know you are willing to wait. 

    We also love the main pool with its zero entry pool; it is so magical to watch the fireworks at night while swimming!   

    Have a fantastic birthday celebration for your daughter.  Have you registered her birthday yet.  If not, click here.
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