Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Mar 13, 2023
    Vinita from Karnataka Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Is there anyone who can plan our trip for us while at Orlando, we would like to stay in a two bedroom resort property and would like to do as much as we can in the five days we are there.

    Hello Vinita! 

    Welcome to planDisney! I see that you are from India and I'm proud to say that is where my family is from as well! I am glad you are here and I hope I can help! 

    The first place you need to start is to make a My Disney Experience account and log in to the Walt Disney World Resort website. I don't know how the site will look for you in India but I suggest you check out the following Resort. Depending on your party size I would suggest Disney's Art of Animation Resort Family Suites. This is technically a one-bedroom Resort room but it is very large with 1 Queen Bed in a bedroom with a full bathroom with a walk-in shower plus 1 Double-Size sleeper sofa and 1 Double-Size Table bed also with a full bathroom with a tub in the main area. These rooms are very Disney-themed and fun with so much space and the Resort has a great food court with some international flair. Now, their Tandoori Chicken may not be as amazing as what you have eaten before but it will remind you of home. Since I don't know your party size I suggest you enter your trip dates and see what Resort options will be provided. Many times guests can make their bookings online but sometimes International guests have to speak to a travel agent to make payments and bookings. 

    I would then secure Park Tickets for how many days you will like to be in the Park. The Standard Theme Park Ticket lets you enter one Park per day. There are four main Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. I would say for the five days you are there to visit one Park per day with a rest day in the middle. This is what I suggest to new guests as it lets you explore each Park but does not overwhelm you. An important item that many people do not know is that you have to make Theme Park Reservations. This is where you choose the Park you wish to visit and on which day. Do this as soon as possible as some Park days can get filled up and you will not be allowed in. 

    On your rest day, I suggest spending time exploring your Resort, enjoying the pool, and shopping at Disney Springs! Sometimes I plan a special dinner on this day at a Resort Hotel. On one trip, my family visited Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and had a delicious dinner at Sanaa. The food is a fusion of African and Indian cuisine and you get to eat it while viewing giraffes outside your window! 

    Now if you are like me and averse to waiting in long lines I suggest purchasing Disney Genie+ for your Park day. This can be done on the My Disney Experience App. I especially find it beneficial to use at Magic Kingdom Park as there are so many eligible rides to experience using this feature. I like to purchase Genie+ the night before at midnight or 6 AM. Then at 6:59 AM, I begin refreshing as at 7 AM I can book a Lightning Lane for the Park I am visiting that day. This is a separate queue from the regular standby line that provides a shorter wait. I suggest picking a popular ride first such as Peter Pan's Flight in Magic Kingdom Park or Slinky Dog Dash at Disney's Hollywood Studios as time slots do run out. Your app will tell you when you can book another one and I suggest setting an alarm as you want to stay on top of booking these. I find that when I am on top of my bookings I can secure over four Lightning Lane arrival times and I spend less time waiting and more time enjoying the Park.

    I have just given you an outline of important things and I do wish to help you some more. Please feel free to message me directly and I will be glad to assist with any more planning or questions!

    Happy Planning! 

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