Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 28, 2014
    Lisa from NC 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 heading there in 2015 & staying at Animal Kingdom for our first time what should we expect or to do there to keep our child busy ?

    Hi Lisa,

    Would you believe that just last night one of my sons asked if we could stay at the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for our next trip? It is one of our family's favorite resorts because the experience is so unique with the beautiful views of the savannah and all the animals. In fact, the minute we walk into the grand lobby, I think my jaw drops a little each and every time with its rich theming and collection of African art. 

    As a family, you'll find many opportunities for your child to keep busy with all the available recreation at the resort from the expansive pool to a playground to a campfire at night for storytelling and marshmallow roasting. When you check in at the resort, you'll be provided with a weekly schedule of all the activities at the resort which vary week to week. You may find your child could participate in arts and crafts, African games or crafts, animal tracking, cookie decorating, or Hidden Mickey searches. The resort has many activities and opportunities every single day. 

    I might also share that if you booked a room that does not have a view of the savannah, there are balconies throughout the entire resort for guests to enjoy and experience the views and animals.  I'm not sure if you will have your own car of will be using Disney transportation; but if you are using Disney transportation, it may be helpful to know that aside from Disney's Animal Kingdom, the bus rides can be a bit longer to the other parks. If your child gets restless, you may want to pack a distraction or two for the bus ride. 

    Have a wonderful trip and please let us know if you have any further questions,


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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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