When one thinks of Walt Disney Resort Hotels which happen to be close to Disney World theme parks, the mind typically conjures images of Magic Kingdom's "monorail resorts" — i.e. the Polynesian, the Contemporary, and the Grand Floridian — or Epcot Area Resorts like Yacht Club, Beach Club, BoardWalk Inn, and the Swan and Dolphin Hotels.
However, there's another park resort area that doesn't get quiet as much attention as it deserves, which resides near Disney's Animal Kingdom. The list of Animal Kingdom Area Resorts includes:
• Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort (Value)
• Disney’s All-Star Music Resort (Value)
• Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort (Value)
• Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (Moderate)
• Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort (Deluxe)
So why should you care about these resorts over the others? What delightful experiences could they have to offer?
That's what we're going to dive into today. Let's go!
8. Viewing the Wildlife at Animal Kingdom Lodge
Imagine waking up in your Resort Hotel room, stepping out onto your private balcony, sitting in a rocking chair, and looking out at the African wildlife preserve that's right there, where all kinds of exotic animals are roaming around. What could be better than that?
This is but one of the many delightful experiences awaiting you at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. You'll pay a pretty penny for it, but this is one destination that's worth the cost.
7. A More Relaxed Ambiance (All Animal Kingdom Area Resorts)
Whereas the "monorail resorts" and Epcot Area Resorts tend to be the more popular options for being adjacent to the two most popular Disney World parks respectively, and thus are more crowded most of the time, the Animal Kingdom resort area feels more secluded and more peaceful, with far less hubbub surrounding you at all times.
If the whole of Disney property is considered a "Disney bubble", then Animal Kingdom Area Resorts are essentially a bubble within a bubble.