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  • On Oct 5, 2011
    Jaclyn from NJ 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.

    My husband and I are planning a trip to disney in December with our two children (2 1/2 and 1). We are thinking of either staying at the Wilderness Lodge or Animal Kingdom Resort. Which hotel has the most to offer for small children?

    Hi Jaclyn!

    The Wilderness Lodge is my favorite resort at Walt Disney World.  In fact, I think it's my favorite resort in the whole world.  I love it there.  I love the theming.  I love the atmosphere.  I love the Whispering Canyon Cafe, the family Table Service restaurant located right off the lobby.  I love the boat service between it and the Magic Kingdom.

    However, if you are looking for a place that really appeals to small children, then I recommend going with the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  It's been my son's, now age 7, favorite place for years.  I think most young guests would chose Animal Kingdom Lodge over the Wilderness Lodge.  It's hard to beat the exotic animals hanging around right outside the hotel!  There are plenty of places to explore around the resort.

    Good luck with your decision and write back if you have any  more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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