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  • On May 9, 2011
    Terri from AL 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 thinking about booking a trip in November 2011, and I have looked at Coronado Springs and Animal Kingdon lodge.....would you suggest splurging on the deluxe place or not? We will be there from a Wednesday-Sunday. It's my son's 1st trip to WDW.

    Don't get me wrong, Coronado Springs is a wonderful resort filled with Disney magic, but if my budget allowed it, I'd prefer the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  It is such an amazing journey into the beauty of Africa; something I can't experience here in the United States.  And even if you are staying in a standard room, there are look outs throughout the entire resort to let you look out at the savannas and animals.  I also prefer the coziness of the Animal Kingdom Lodge since it has only 972 rooms in one building compared to Coronado's 1915 rooms spread over 13 buildings that surround a lake.

    However, if splurging for a deluxe resort makes the trip stressful with your budget, then I would question if it is worth it.  And remember, you can visit the Animal Kingdom Lodge without being a guest there -- maybe you'd like to have dinner there.  Just an fyi - our favorite restaurant is Boma.

    Please let us know if we can help with anymore questions you have.
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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