Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 28, 2011
    Rick 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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    what resort would my 8 year old daughter enjoy the most

    With so many different Resorts to choose from, it can be hard to make a decision. Without knowing your budget or your daughter's tastes, it's difficult to know which Resort may suit your daughter best. My kids have always enjoyed Animal Kingdom Lodge. You will find a variety of activities to keep your daughter entertained.

    Upon entering the Animal Kingdom Lodge, your family will be mesmerized by the dramatic lobby expertly themed and filled with African artwork, artifacts, a fireplace (at Jambo House), and huge windows. The pools are great at Animal Kingdom Lodge. AKL Jambo House is home to the 11,000 square foot Uzima pool. The pool boasts a 67-foot slide. AKL Kidani Village is home to the wonderful Samawati Springs pool and kids water playground. As you check in, request an activity guide from the front desk for a schedule of organized activities.

    If that doesn't appeal to you, perhaps the easiest way to select a Resort is to narrow your selection by budget. Value Resorts are less expensive than moderate Resorts, which are less expensive than Deluxe Resorts. Deluxe Resorts tend to have better amenities, more detailed theming, fancier and interactive pools, more children activities, and signature dining on site. Some of the Deluxe Resorts may be closer to the Parks as well. If you plan to spend a day lounging around the pool or taking advantage of the amenities at your Resort, I recommend looking into a Deluxe Resort. If you plan not being at the Resort much because you will be in the Parks most of your vacation, then a Deluxe Resort is likely not for you.

    Once you determine if a Value, Moderate, or Deluxe Resort is for you, you'll notice that certain Resorts in your desired category have themes that may appeal to your family. Play around with the Disney World accommodations page, and come back to the Moms Panel if you have more specific questions based on what you see.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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