11 Reasons Why You Should Stay at an Animal Kingdom Area Resort

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While there are more reasons to stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort than there are total number of spots on 101 Dalmatians, sometimes it’s worth calling out the best of the best (it’s also a lot easier and much less time consuming). So here are 11 reasons why Walt Disney World Resort’s very own “Pride Lands” make for the perfect stay during your Disney vacation.

1. Disney After Hours

You needn’t worry about “wasting time” enjoying your resort hotel, because with Disney After Hours you won’t miss out on any time in the park, either. There are, however, a limited number of tickets and it takes place on select nights only, which is why it’s a great way to experience the park crowd-free. Just be sure to check the official Walt Disney World Resort website for schedules and availability.

2. Pandora – The World of Avatar

In no universe can this place not be included on such a list. Pandora – The World of Avatar is based on the gorgeous tropical landscape of the exoplanetary moon from the epic sci-fi hit Avatar. Enjoy delicious exotic cuisine, staggering attention to detail (especially by night) and its two breath-taking signature rides, Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage.

3. Movies Under the Stars

Chill with your family under the stars – just like Simba, Timon and Pumbaa do in The Lion King. No, you won’t be watching the “great kings of the past” as they look down on you, but you will get to appreciate those “balls of gas burning billions of lightyears away”. That, and you’ll be treated to a classic Disney movie in a wonderful outdoor setting.

4. Campfire Activities

If Movies Under the Stars is your thing, then no doubt Campfire Activities will be, too. You’ll enjoy roasted marshmallows and campfire stories around a blazing fire where you can also share your own adventures. And in this neck of the woods you’re bound to end up with plenty.

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