• On May 25, 2018
    Kayley from OH 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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    Me and my family are getting ready to plan our first vacation in awhile but we’re having some trouble with decideding which resort we got it down to Animal Kingdom Lodge or the Grand Floridian! Please help because they both look amazing!!

    Hi Kayley! Oh my goodness. I don't know how much help I'm going to be because I agree - you have selected 2 amazing Resort hotels! Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is gorgeous and you can't beat the proximity to Magic Kingdom. I also love the dining options and the Monorail access is fabulous! Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is like a vacation within a vacation. It's a beautiful and relaxing Resort hotel. The animals are incredible and there are tons of amazing dining options there as well.

    I think the most helpful thing I can do is to ask you a few questions. I'm wondering where you plan to dine or what theme parks you will spend the most time in. Is one Resort hotel more convenient for you than the other based on your plans?

    In the past, we couldn't decide, so we did a split stay. In fact, we have done this many times. We start at one Resort hotel and then move to the next in the middle of our vacation. It allows us to enjoy the benefits, amenities, and location of multiple Resort hotels. There have been other times that we wrote the names of both Resort hotels on a slip of paper. We folded each, placed them in a Mickey Ear hat and drew a winner.

    The best news I can give you is that you are going to love whichever Resort hotel you choose. We have stayed at both Resort hotels many times and our vacations have always been magical!

    Once you have made your decision, please let me know if you have any questions regarding the Resort hotel you have selected. Happy planning and have a magical day!


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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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