Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 27, 2011
    Joanie 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.

    This is our first time taking our kids (ages 12/10) to Disney. The Animal Kingdom was booked. Which resort would you suggest, the Polnesian or Wilderness Lodge which are the only two with reservations left. Thank you.

    Hi Joanie!

    That's a super tough decision, with no wrong answer! BUT, I have to recommend the Wilderness Lodge to you, since its my absolute favorite resort anywhere!

    The Wilderness Lodge is truly a spectacular sight. Its vaulted lobby is breathtaking and complete with massive totem poles and a gas fireplace (each layer represents a layer of the Grand Canyon - be sure to check that out!). There are tributes to the National Parks and Native American culture throughout the lodge - if you can fit it in, a tour by the Ranger is a must! Be sure to tell him I sent you - we chatted all about the lodge when I visited last month!

    As for the location of the lodge - Its fabulous! Personally, I LOVE the quick boat access to the Magic Kingdom. We rarely wait very long for the ferry, and its such fun waiting on the docks enjoying the scenery! Bus service transports visitors to Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. The rides on the bus aren't very long, and the bus stops are located very centrally to the lodge.

    Be sure to ask for a calendar of events when you check into the lodge. It'll provide you with specifics on things like the lodge tour, movies on the beach and the times of the Electrical Water Pageant!

    Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can help you with any details of your trip! Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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