• On Oct 1, 2018
    Jocelyn from MD 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.

    We have a res at AK - KV for our family's 1st trip to WDW! We have a 5 & 3 year old. I've read that AK is far from MK and for little kids, may not be ideal, so I'm second guessing my choice (ugh!) Need a mom's opinion...

    Hi, there! 

     Jocelyn, I am so, so excited about your upcoming vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort. You are sure to have a magical first visit!

     I totally understand your concern. Convenient access to and from the theme parks is a must when traveling with little ones who desperately need a nap or some down time. Although Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is a bit far from Magic Kingdom Park, I don't think it's a deal breaker. The bus trip to and from Magic Kingdom Park and your Resort hotel takes about 20 minutes. My family enjoyed a fabulous stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge a few years ago when my little guys were just 4 and 6-years old. Wiggly and impatient as they were, they had no trouble with the travel time it took to get to any of the four theme parks or Disney Springs. From one mom to another, I absolutely recommend keeping your reservation at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. This Resort hotel and its neighbor, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge are just stunning with beautiful architecture, unique African artifacts, and of course, the incredible views of the savannas! The recreational offerings at these resorts are second to none. Be sure to grab an activities schedule when you arrive. You simply must try Night Vision Animal Viewing during your visit; so cool!

     Speaking of must-try, I suggest dining at Sanaa during your stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. This is my family's absolute favorite restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort!

     Thanks for stopping by, Jocelyn. Please let me know if you have any other questions about traveling with little ones!


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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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