• On Apr 4, 2021
    Pat from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I are going to celebrate our 40th anniversary in June and I was looking at Disney as an option, I am interested in Animal Kingdom and I have seen some villas around a lake? if so I would be interested in them. We would stay 3 nights.

    Greetings, Pat and from all of us here at planDisney let me offer you an early Congratulations on your forty year fairytale! There is no better place to celebrate than the Walt Disney World Resort and I’m happy to help you build a Magical trip. 

    Pat, I love staying in the Magic by selecting a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, so let’s talk about a few that might fit as perfectly as Cinderella’s glass slipper. 

    First, since you mentioned Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I encourage you to take a look at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village. Here you can find a variety of room options including deluxe studio rooms, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom and 3-Bedroom Villas. With live animals roaming the savanna only steps from your room, this resort is like an otherworldly oasis and the perfect relaxing escape. This resort also houses one of my favorite restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort: Sanaa. With a robust flavor palate, you’ll find interesting menu items including the Indian-Style bread service. 

    Pat, another resort that I’ll highlight for your consideration is Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. As you mentioned villas around a lake, you’ll find gorgeous water views at this property and quick access to Disney Springs. If you decide that Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa might be the anniversary getaway you are hoping for, I recommend booking a villa in the “preferred” category as this location provides convenient access to the Front Desk, dining and the walkway to Disney Springs. 

    A few other options from the Disney Resorts Collection that are situated near the water can be found around Crescent Lake. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas are neighboring resorts that all sit proudly around Crescent Lake and boast the option to walk into EPCOT through the International Gateway. I love the atmosphere and energy you’ll find around this area not to mention the access to the Disney Skyliner

    Pat, I hope this helps jumpstart your anniversary plans. Once you’ve made a decision about a resort, you are welcome to book online and create a vacation package including any theme park tickets you might wish to purchase. Please come on back to planDisney with any other questions. My fellow panelists and I love to talk about dining recommendations, understanding the new Disney Park Pass system and much, much more! 

    Best wishes, Pat and again, congratulations. Forty years is certainly something to celebrate!
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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