AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jan 24, 2016
    Jennylee from RI 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 Ritzy, I am wondering about the pictures of animal kingdom. I'd love to be up close and personal with the animals. Is it animal Kingdom? Can I stay right in the park? Thank you.

    Hi Jennylee,

    Thanks for visiting me here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with that excellent question!

    It is not possible to stay overnight inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. However, you may certainly book your stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. This resort is set in a 43-acre wildlife preserve. The lodge itself is magnificently themed replicating the grand safari lodges of Africa.

    All the rooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge have balconies, though views vary. I emphatically recommend booking a *Disc Arusha View Room. This will guarantee that your room will overlook the Arusha Savanna, which is the resort's main savanna area. You'll absolutely love watching exotic animals right from your balcony! If you book a *Disc Arusha View Room, you'll see zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, Ankole cattle, pelicans, geese, eland, and gemsbok.

    Booking a Savanna View Room guarantees views of one of the savannas. The Uzima Savanna has giraffes, impalas, kudu, bongo, blesbok and Thompson's gazelles. The Sunset Savanna has male giraffes, ostrich, stork, blue cranes, African crowned cranes, Ankole cattle, bongo, impala, and Thompson's gazelles. You'll also be able to enjoy watching the fascinating wildlife from many of the resort's other viewing areas too.

    If you choose to stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, please do book dinner reservations at Jiko - The Cooking Place, and any meal at Boma - Flavors of Africa. These are two of my family's favorite dining options at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Jennylee, I hope this information was helpful. If you have any other questions, I'll be more than happy to spread some pixie-dust on all your Disney vacation plans.

    Wishing your family a most unforgettable visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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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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