Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 25, 2011
    Rachel from PA 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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    Hi! Love your responses! Q: Have 2 DS(5,3)&DD(1). Looking @2/26-3/1, would you go for monorail stop, AKL, or value digs? Stayed before @ASM, booked thru AAA, drove to parks. Also, good starter coaster for 5yo? He loved Barnstormer last time! (still the

    Hi, Rachel! Thanks for the props and the question! Feel free to inflate my ego at anytime. Seriously. Do it. If cost isn't much of a consideration, go with a monorail resort. If price is slightly stickier and you won't spend much time in your room, go with Pop Century. If price is sort of a consideration and you plan to spend a decent amount of time at the resort, I'd recommend Wilderness Lodge or Animal Kingdom Lodge. With a daughter and a toddler, I'd lean more strongly toward a monorail resort. I - personally - wouldn't lean too hard because I have a knack for breaking objects when I shift my weight on them. Barnstormer was an awesome starter coaster, you're right! In its absence, I'd say go with Big Thunder Mountain. The cave in the beginning has a small fright factor but after that, the ride is hilly and fast and fun. That will be my 3 year old's first coaster in November. My parents weren't as considerate with me - Space Mountain was their choice for my first coaster. But I turned out okay. Umm, yeah...
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