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  • On Nov 18, 2008
    Gloria from MA 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.

    Is it worth the additional cost to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge vs. Carribean Beach and/or Port Orleans?

    Hi Gloria,

    This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get on this panel. However, we rarely have the answer. I will share my thoughts on the subject so you can have additional information.

    I have stayed at all of the resort you mentioned above. I would go back to Port Orleans Riverside in a heartbeat. It is my favorite Moderate resort. It is small and charming, and the transportation is good via the motorcoaches.

    The Caribbean Beach is a large resort. Depending on which island you are at, you could have a long wait for a bus or walk to the dining area. However, it is beautifully themed, and if you have pirates or Nemo fans, this may be the resort for you.

    The Animal Kingdom Lodge is so unique, and I love Boma. I stayed in a savannah view room, only because there was a big discount, and it was great to eat with the animals outside my balcony each morning. The pool is super cool however the transportation is always by bus which the only Deluxe not to have another form of transportation to the parks.

    If money is not an option, Animal Kingdom is cool. However, if you are not going to be in the room or at the resort for an extended period of time, try the Moderate resorts. If you have little ones in strollers or will be going back to the resort during the day, you may want to stay at another deluxe resort.

    Have a great trip!
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My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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