• On Jun 16, 2017
    Jessica from SC 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.

    We will be staying club level at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Does the lounge open any earlier than 7:00 on Extra Magic Hour mornings?

    Hi Jessica,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It is nice to see you again in the forum. How exciting to have club-level access at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge!

    I understand your dilemma but had to call to verify. The cast member I spoke with in Guest Services at 407-938-3000 said that the lounge does not open earlier than 7:00 a.m. I know it would be nice to get in to grab a snack before heading to the parks. Double-check with cast members when you arrive because they may have other options they can suggest.

    When I have used club level access elsewhere, I have just picked up fresh fruit like oranges, bananas or apples and taken them with me to enjoy in my room. So, depending on the food selections during your visit, you may be able to get a snack to go the night prior. 

    Animal Kingdom Lodge is a fabulous resort. The last time I stayed there, we had savanna-view rooms. There is nothing like waking up to see a giraffe right outside your balcony. The dining options, pool and children's activities are just fantastic. 

    Since you are staying so close to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, I hope you are planning to visit Pandora - The World of Avatar! The floating mountains and the bioluminescence at night are stunning. My absolute favorite ride is now Avatar Flight of Passage.

    Jessica, I know your stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge will be magical! Enjoy every minute.

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs.

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