• On Jan 19, 2018
    Evangeline 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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    We have reservations for a suite in the Finding Nemo section of AofA. My 5 year old son just discovered a love of Lion King. We reserved FM because of its proximity to amenities. Is LK that much further from amenities that we shouldn't switch?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Evangeline. Nice to meet you!

    Oh, I so envy you traveling with a sweet five-year-old to Walt Disney World Resort. It is such a fun age. My son was five when we took him for his first Disney vacation and we made such wonderful memories on that trip. 

    I think you're really going to enjoy Disney's Art of Animation Resort. I have stayed there a number of times. The Lion King family suites are incredibly close to Animation Hall, Disney bus transportation, and The Big Blue Pool. If your little guy loves the Lion King, don't hesitate to modify your reservation so that you can stay in the family suites in that section of the resort. If you find yourself in building 10 of the Lion King family suites, you're actually closer to Disney transportation than if you were staying in the Finding Nemo family suites so proximity to the resort's amenities will not be a problem at all.

    Don't forget to check out the amazing dining options at the Landscape of Flavors food court. I often dream of the gelato and build-your-own burger station there. And be sure to bring an autograph book for your son so that he can get signatures from his favorite characters. If you tuck photos of him with his favorite characters in the book when you return home from vacation, you will have made a precious souvenir you will cherish forever. As my boy is getting ready to head off to college, I am so grateful for the autograph/photo book we made for him on his first trip.

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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