• On May 25, 2017
    Christine from IN 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,looking to stay@akl July. Kids2,7,15,16. Any room preference and any info on resort? Also how would we get to Mickeys backyard bbq from akl and how much time for travel to allow for? Thanks

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Christine!

    My family just wrapped up a stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and WOW! I was blown away with this resort. I’m so excited you’ll get to experience it on your next visit with your family! 
    I highly recommend booking a room that has savannah view. It is the coolest thing to wake up and peek out the window and see giraffes and zebras meandering around. You feel like you are on the other side of the globe. It’s pure Disney magic! I also recommend requesting the Sunset Savannah view. During our stay, I noticed the animals on that Savannah were out more often.

    Be sure to explore the resort and all the activities it offers. My kids really enjoyed the educational String of Memories bead activity, a complimentary activity that is unique to this resort. You earn beads by participating in fun educational activities where you learn more about the diversity of African culture and wildlife conservation. It’s really fun!

    To travel to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, the GPS tool on My Disney Experience App is showing a travel time of 76 minutes. But I suggest giving yourself 90-minutes, just to be safe . The best way to get there would be to take a bus from the resort to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, since it’s closest, and from there take the bus to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.

    I hope you have a magical stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Please come back and see us again soon. It’s always a pleasure to assist you with tips and advice for your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.


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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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