Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 6, 2012
    Katharine from NJ 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 of a short 3 day trip to wdw in Oct for my turning 3 yr dd bday. Also have 6.5 ds. Stayed at AKL-Kid twice and loved it. But looking for a change maybe? Just hitting MK and Epcot. Any best hotel choices? Any not to miss birthday ideas

    Hello, Katharine!

    What a great way to celebrate a third birthday!

    There are so many resorts your family will love, so I'll suggest a few based on what you've mentioned.

    Disney's Beach Club Resort is a great resort within walking distance to Epcot; the International Gateway entrance to Epcot is only a few minutes away! In addition, Stormalong Bay is an absolutely fantastic pool your entire family will enjoy.

    Another option is Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Staying near the monorail line and having access to a kitchen / kitchenette is great, too. Even a walk to Magic Kingdom will only take ten minutes!

    You could also book a Royal Room at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. The detail in these rooms are so clever; there are even fiber optic lights in the headboard, simulating a fireworks display!

    Finally, you will be impressed with the new Disney's Art of Animation Resort. The pool area is wonderful, and the food options at the food court are really impressive as well.

    To celebrate, try Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort, for a great meal, a birthday cupcake and singing! Pick up a complimentary birthday button at Guest Services, too. A princess makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique would be a highlight of her day, too (followed by a meal with the princesses either at Cinderella's Royal Table or at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.)

    So many possibilities! Send more questions as you narrow down your choices; I'd love to help!
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I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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