Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 26, 2015
    Lori from NH 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 Moms! Surprising my Mom with a trip to Dis in July! Staying at the Pop which we love but just saw a deal for AKL that would only cost total of $300 more for the stay. Is it worth it? I know its far away from everything-but Pop bus lines are always long.

    Hi Lori,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! What a wonderful surprise for your Mom! I am sure you will make some very special memories! 

    In my opinion, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is worth the additional cost. The Resort is beautiful; the African art decor, the views of the savanna, and the exotic animals make it one of my family's favorite places to stay when we visit the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Although the Resort is close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, it's situated further away from the other Theme Parks than Disney's Pop Century Resort is. Disney Bus Transportation runs on an average of every 20 minutes from all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels so, I would plan for about a 45 minutes of travel time (including the wait for a Bus) to get from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge to Epcot, Magic Kingdom Park, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

    Should you decide to move your Resort reservation to Disney' Animal Kingdom Lodge then I suggest making an Advanced Dining Reservation at Sanaa in Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. The menu is delicious and you'll get a gorgeous view of the animals roaming the savanna. 

    Please stop back by should you have any more vacation planning questions!

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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