Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Aug 9, 2011
    Laura from MA 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- I will be visiting in Nov with a 2yo and 7 mo. I am trying to decide between a moderate resort or the akl. My priority is convenience. My son loves animals but I understand that the AKL is a bit of a distance from Mk. Any recommendations? Thank you

    When traveling with children as young as yours, Laura, I think that having convenience as a priority is completely justified!  Many guests with such young children spend the majority of their time at Magic Kingdom and, yes, it is quite a distance from the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  That said, the moderate resorts really don't offer an advantage over the Animal Kingdom Lodge with regard to transportation to the Magic Kingdom; you'll have to board the bus (or drive yourself) either way.  The most convenient option would be to stay in one of the monorail resorts, but they are pricey.  In your shoes (assuming room rate is not a deterrent), I would choose the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Your son will be wowed with the ability to see animals grazing right off the lobby and you'll still be able to spend plenty of time at Magic Kingdom--just allow a bit extra travel time.  I hope that helps!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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