Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On May 7, 2014
    Diana from FL 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 mom panel, I am planning out trip to Disney World in December. I am trying to decide between The Cabins at Fort Wilderness or Animal Kingdom Lodge-Jambo House. We have never stayed at either resort so any opinions will help me make our decision.

    Hi Diana,

    Let me tell you what I love about each of these resorts!

    My family spends a lot of vacations at The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. We really like that the cabins have separate sleeping and living areas. We also love the full kitchen and charcoal grill that comes with each cabin. We like to do a lot of cooking at our resort when we are on vacation, and the cabins make this easy. We love how secluded the cabins feel, while still being close to the Magic Kingdom. Around Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, there is so much to do, including recreation such as archery and bike riding, and the wonderful nightly Chip 'N Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long which features a sing along, meet and greet with Chip and Dale, and then a movie under the stars.

    We also love Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. You mention that you are looking at Jambo House, which includes both traditional resort hotel rooms as well as villas. Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House give you the options of multi-bedroom villas which include kitchens and living areas. Either way, the decor is rich and amazing, and the ability to see exotic animals outside of nearly every window is fabulous. There are so many activities to do, including cultural programs such as African Face Painting to animal programs such as Night Vision Animal Viewing with night vision binoculars. The dining here is superb, including Jiko and Boma, two wonderful restaurants that let you explore tastes of Africa.   

    I really do not think that you can make a bad decision, Diana. I am limited in the space that I have to answer, but I would love to help you plan more. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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