• On May 14, 2018
    Anna from TX 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 g our 13&14 yr old grandaughters to Disneyworld Nov.25-Dec 1. 1xt time for us all! Staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge !! What splurges would you suggest ( Can't afford to do them all(: savanna view rm., Wild Africa Trek, MVMCP?

    Hi, there!

     Anna, I'm thrilled to hear about the vacation you're planning. You are sure to have a grand adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort with your granddaughters! 

     Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is my very favorite Disney Resort hotel. Everything about this hotel is just stunning! I think booking a Savanna View room is an absolute MUST. I was brought to tears when I first walked out onto our balcony and saw giraffes and zebras just yards away! I can't think of a more serene sight to wake up to each morning. 

     I also recommend booking Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. This exclusive event is the perfect way to begin the holiday season! I bet your granddaughters would really enjoy the complimentary Christmas treats, short wait times for some of the park's most popular attractions, the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, and of course, the SNOW on Main Street, U.S.A! I have to tell you, I cried over this "splurge" too. It's just so special! To save money, I recommend not visiting a theme park the day you plan to attend the party. Rather, take the opportunity to sleep in, enjoy a leisurely brunch at Boma, and take advantage of some of the unique (and free!) activities offered to Guests of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge like meeting a Savanna Guide. After a relaxing day, you'll be ready for a late night at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

     Anna, no matter what you decide, I know you are going to have the most magical first visit with your family!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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