Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 7, 2012
    Donna from AL 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.

    My DH & I have stayed @AKL twice & planning to take our niece (14) 4or5 days Feb or March 2013. Want to try another resort-would AOA,maybe LK Suite, be a good choice?Any advice to her parents on how to approach taking her out of school for the tri

    Hi, Donna!  The Art of Animation Resort is a great option for a family suite.  You'll have extra space, an extra bathroom, and a microwave and refrigerator, which comes in handy for breakfasts and snacks.

    Art of Animation is a value resort, so the amenities will be a bit different than those you'll find at the deluxe Animal Kingdom Lodge.  There aren't any table service restaurants, but the food court is quite nice.  With the suite, you'll have a good amount of space, so you won't see much difference there.  I think it's a great way to experience a value resort.

    As for taking your niece out of school, I'm the queen of letters to the teacher!  I've always touted the educational benefits of Walt Disney World.  Both EPCOT and Animal Kingdom are excellent classrooms, and some teachers I've encountered have been eager to see what my girls have learned on trips to Walt Disney World.  I also praise the value of spending time with family with some school administrators.  With the hectic lives many people lead, you sometimes have to take the time to spend together when you can get it! 

    Have a great vacation!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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