Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Oct 14, 2019
    Erika from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello Moms! My name is Erika. I'm planning my family's first trip and brother's 40th birthday to WDW. I'm looking to stay at animal kingdom lodge and go to Boma. Since it's a villa is housekeeping daily or on request.

    Hello, Erika! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    A first trip combined with a birthday celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?! That sounds FANTASTIC!

    My husband and I love this Disney Resort hotel so much that we're planning to come back as soon as possible. Its restaurants are among the best at the Walt Disney World Resort, and I'm sure you're going to have a yummy meal at Boma - Flavors of Africa

    If you're not a member of the Disney Vacation Club (yet!) and you booked your room through the Walt Disney World Resort, you will receive daily Mousekeeping services like you would at any other Disney Resort hotel. 

    If you're a Disney Vacation Club member using points or a member-discounted cash reservation, you will receive the cleaning services offered by the Disney Vacation Club. 

    That means that you will receive daily trash removal, and trash & towel service on the fourth day (for 7-night stays or shorter). Full cleaning services are included with stays longer than eight nights. 

    As a Disney Resort hotel Guest or Disney Vacation Club Guest, you will also have access to many cool benefits. You will be able to use Disney's Magical Express, have early access to FastPass+ reservation, enjoy Resort Transportation, and receive complimentary MagicBands! 

    If you have a chance, you can also visit Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's my favorite restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort. Our last dinner there started with a fresh-baked bread topped with a heavenly confit tomato. It also has the most extensive African wine cellar outside of Africa, so it's perfect for celebrating a birthday! 

    If more questions pop up before this EPIC vacation, please, come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's an honor to help you imagine your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    May the magic be with you,

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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