Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 8, 2010
    Bruce from IA 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 are taking our first trip to Disney World with our 18 month old daughter in March, would the Animal Kingdom Lodge be a good place to stay for us? She loves Animals!

    Hi Bruce,

    First trips are extra magical, so be sure to pick up some free "First Visit" pins at Guest Relations at whichever park you visit first!

    Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of my family's favorite properties.  As you enter the incredible lobby, you will be drawn toward huge, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a sprawling savannah, filled with exotic wildlife.  If you are able to chose a savannah-view room, your daughter can stand out on your balcony in her PJs and look at the animals below her.  I have a great photo of my two boys standing in their pajamas staring out at a giant giraffe directly below them.  In addition to the savannahs, the resort has a gorgeous zero-entry pool that has a large shallow area that is perfect for toddlers.  It is themed after an African watering hole, and is a wonderful place to spend a warm afternoon.  Animal Kingdom Lodge also features some of the best dining at Disney, including a family-friendly buffet, Boma, a fantastic signature dining location, Jiko and a great counter service spot, the Mara.  The property is a deluxe resort with gorgeous common areas, well-appointed rooms and fabulous amenities.

    If your daughter is a fan animals, I can't think of a better resort to call "home" on your Disney vacation!  Have a magical trip!


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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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