• On Feb 9, 2019
    Mckenzie from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are leaving for our first Disney Cruise soon. We would like to stay at one of the Animal Kingdom hotels the night before our cruise. Which one is best? We have 3 kiddos- ages 4,5 &7. Also, how do we set up magical express from a hotel to the port?

    Jambo, McKenzie!
    Thanks so much for visiting with the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Did you say Disney Cruise? Wahoo! I know you're counting down the days until you hit the high seas! We always do a countdown for our Disney vacations.
    Walt Disney World has so many beautiful resorts and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has its own uniqueness and style. It really transports you to an upscale hut in the African savannah. 
    Jambo House is the main building of this resort. There are villas, standard guest rooms and gift shops in this building. The high ceilings and the handcrafted authentic decor will definitely wow you. Jambo House also has a pretty cool swimming pool, called Samawati Springs. Jambo House is massive in size and gives guests plenty of room to explore and participate in the resorts daily activities, which includes looking out onto the savannah at the animals. 
    Kidani Village is much more quaint offering DVC and regular guests villas, including some overlooking the savannah. It has a smaller lobby than Jambo House, but still very majestic. Also, Sanaa is located in Kidani Village. I highly recommend dining here! 
    If I had a choice, I would definitely choose Jambo House. You won't be disappointed. 

    Disney's Magical Express will pick you up from your resort. You'll need to arrange this through Disney Cruise Line by calling 800-951-3532 and speak with a Cast Member. Different from transportation to and from Orlando's International Airport, transportation to Port Canaveral has a fee per person. When you call to make your reservation, the Cast Member can give you the current price. 

    Have a magical time, McKenzie! If you have more questions, please visit with us again. 

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My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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