Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 25, 2012
    Crystal 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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    I know all disney hotels are great:) We stayed at the Animal Kindom last time we were there and are planing a return trip. Any suggestions on where to stay? My husband dosn't care but the same. I want something different. There will be 4a 1c thanks

    Hi Crystal!

    The Animal Kingdom Lodge is a fabulous place to stay.  It is a very unique property given that it has animals running around the property!  If you stayed in Jambo House last time and are looking for a slightly different experience, you should consider staying in Kidani Village.

    However, if you are looking for a different experience all together, then I suggest staying with a Disney Deluxe Resort.  A Disney Moderate or Disney Value Resort will be a lot different than a stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.  My favorite Disney Deluxe Resorts are:
    • The Polynesian
    • The Wilderness Lodge
    • The Beach Club
    • The Contemporary

    The Polynesian and the Contemporary are on the Magic Kingdom monorail line making those special places to stay.  If you like the exotic feel of the Animal Kingdom Lodge then definitely go with the Polynesian Resort.

    The Beach Club has the best pool in all of Walt Disney World and provide quick and easy access to Epcot.  It also has boat service to both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  If I'm going during the summer months, the Beach Club is my favorite place because of Stormalong Bay, it's sand bottom pool that is very much like a "mini-water park".

    I hope this helps!  Good luck with your decision, and please write back with 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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