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  • On Jun 6, 2015
    Paula from MA 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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    Staying at AKL in a standard room. I would like a room that is not a far walking distance from the pool and bus pick up. Though I would also rather not overlook the parking lot. Any suggestions as to what request I should make?

    Hi Paula, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question! I’ve stayed in a standard view room at both Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo House) and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village and I’ve found that these rooms are actually some of the best in terms of location to all of the Lodge’s amenities, especially at Jambo House (which is where I assume you’re staying during your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort). 

    The most centrally located rooms for the pool, bus transportation and the main lobby’s restaurants and shops would definitely be those located along Giraffe Trail. However, the hidden gems of the Standard View rooms are the ones found in Ostrich Trail, on the 4th floor (rooms 4108, 4110 and 4112) and 3rd floor (rooms 3108, 3110 and 3112). These rooms have a view of the “working” area that leads to the Sunset Savanna.

    For more detailed information (and pictures!) of the view from almost every Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, check out Although some of the website’s features are subscription-based, the Room Finder sections are largely available without a subscription. The website also offers you a way to fax your Resort a room request in order to increase your chances of getting the room you’d like. 

    Have fun planning your trip and please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions.

    Have a Magical Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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