Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 20, 2011
    Dianna from FL 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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    Hey! We (me, husband,10yr old, 8yr old, and Mom) are planning our vacation Nov 18-23. We have 1 BR villa AKL savanna view or 2 BR villa SS in mind. LOVE the Animal Kingdom idea but how comfortable will we all really be with pull out beds so close? Opinion?

    Hi Dianna,

    Honestly, I can see why you are having a dilemma. These are both great options. We have stayed in both of these resorts and room types.

    The 2 bedroom Villa's at Saratoga Springs Resort are beautiful and we loved them. They have a lot of space and the 2 bathrooms come in handy. Some of the units are within walking distance of Downtown Disney, which is nice. The main pool is fabulous. However, the resort is a bit of a distance from the parks.

    The Savanna View rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge are incredible. I absolutely love the Lodge itself and there's just something very special about watching animals off your balcony. While these are also a bit of a distance from the parks, I feel it is more worth it because of how cool the Lodge is. You would definitely have less space in the 1 bedroom Villa versus the 2 bedroom. One bathroom may be a bit of a pain, but it would just take a little more flexibility with the shower schedule. The pools are great here as well.

    Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with either option. However, if I had to choose between the two, I'd pick Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is just such a unique Resort and the Savanna View is worth the tighter fit. We don't spend much time in our room anyway, so I'd opt for a super cool view for when I am there. Be sure to book dinner at Boma, it is not to be missed!

    Have a wonderful vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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