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  • On Dec 7, 2011
    Diana from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning our first trip to WDW for Aug with our 4yr old dtr. Original plan was to stay at AKL, but now worry its too far from the MK. Hot temps may mean we have to take a break, and ++ time back and forth from hotel to park may be too much. Your thoughts?


    Hi Diana!


    My family and I stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL) when my son was only four and needed naps. I can certainly understand your concern, but there is really no need to worry. We were able to go back and forth between Disney Theme Parks and AKL using the convenient complementary resort transportation. Our plan was always to arrive at the theme parks before Rope Drop, return to AKL for naps, swimming, then head back to the theme parks for dinner and evening fireworks. We found the commuting time to be quite reasonable. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you.


    Enjoy a most memorable visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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