EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Oct 29, 2009
    Dave from OH 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.

    My family and I are staying at AKL 12-13 to 12-18, am considering changing to POLY. I have DD 2 and DS 5, we will be spending 1/2 of our time at MK and will need to go back for a nap each day. POLY is in budget, should we change?

    Hi, Dave!   While the Animal Kingdom Lodge is fabulous, given the choice, I really prefer the Polynesian.   I like the proximity to the Magic Kingdom, the views from the beach of Cinderella Castle, and the access to the monorail. 

    Naps will be much more convenient for you if you are at the Polynesian, but only when you are coming from Magic Kingdom.   But, since you will be spending so much time at the Magic Kingdom, this will probably work best for you.

    If you decide to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, you will have a really nice time.  The lobby is gorgeous, there is a nice food court area, and it is very cool to see the animals on the Savannah. 

    My personal preference, however, is the Polynesian!  My kids enjoy digging in the sand and you can also walk over to the Grand Floridian and see their beautiful holiday decorations and giant Gingerbread House.   

    I do suggest that if you want to make this change, do it soon as rooms fill up quickly.   Call (407)W-DISNEY to check on availability.  Whatever you decide, I hope you and your family have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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