• On May 13, 2019
    Yvonne from NJ 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 moms! Question regarding Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom Lodge.. My main interest is seeing the animals—more than the rides or anything else. Any suggestions to maximize animal viewing—where to stay; what to do? Thanks!

    Hello there, Yvonne! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and ask your Walt Disney World Resort question!

    As a massive animal lover myself, I am a huge fan of both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! Whenever I visit Walt Disney World Resort, I always make a point to schedule time visiting both locations and take time to view the animals

    I would strongly recommend any other fellow animal lovers stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort during their vacation! This Disney Resort hotel offers many rooms with views of their massive savannas that over 200 hooves animals and birds call home. Even the rooms that do not directly overlook the savannas are just a short walk from viewing areas that you can sit and watch the animals from. There are also two different safari experiences you can book at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! The Wanyama Safari is a private safari experience that takes place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and includes dinner at Jiko - The Cooking Place. The Starlight Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge takes Guests on a nighttime safari so they can get a better look at what the animals are up to after nightfall! 

    At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I would recommend taking a stroll through the two wildlife trails located in the park! The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail includes wildlife native to Africa while the Maharajah Jungle Trek is home to a variety of species that are indigenous to Asia. Both of these experiences are an excellent way to view many different types of wildlife during your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

    Have fun exploring during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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