First up is Animal Kingdom Lodge!
Imagine waking up and walking out on the balcony to see African animals enjoying their breakfast! This resort is simply amazing and like no other on property. There are two sections to the resort, Jambo and Kidani. In Kidani you will find Disney Vacation Club villas that include studios, one, two, and three bedroom villas. Jambo is made up of mostly standard rooms with two queen beds.
Kidani is home to one of my family's favorite restaurants, Saana. We love the homemade Naan with 9 delicious dipping sauces. Jambo is home to Boma and Mara which are table and quick service restaurants. While Boma has not yet reopened the Mara is a great place to get something to eat.
Guests can travel to all parks via bus service with Animal Kingdom park being the closest. Guests can also enjoy both pools and there is shuttle van that will take you between both sides of the resort.
Next up on my favorite resort list is Disney's Riviera Resort!
This is one of the newest resorts and part of Disney Vacation Club. Rooms range from a tower studio that sleeps 2 all the way to 3 bedroom grand villas. The preferred studio sleeps 5 and has a beautiful view of the lake.
Riviera is home to an amazing rooftop restaurant called Topolino's. Serving dinner and a character breakfast with delicious food and stunning decor.
The outdoor area is landscaped immaculately! With numerous places to sit, a main pool with children's area plus a quiet pool, and Bar Riva just steps away for a bite to eat or a cool drink!
Riviera is connected to Epcot and Hollywood Studios via Skyliner and bus service to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort which is probably my family's favorite! Located on the monorail with views of Cinderella's castle you will feel like you are at a tropical Hawaiian getaway!
I recently showed you the brand new Moana themed rooms and they are gorgeous! Rooms sleep 5 guests with 2 queens and a daybed. Studio rooms also sleep five and have a small kitchenette.
The Poly as it is nicknamed is home to popular restaurants, Ohana and Kona as well as Captain Cook's quick service and Pineapple Lanai where you can get the delicious Dole Whip!
We love the pool here! The Lava pool is a great place to cool off after a day in the parks and the volcano slide is one of the fastest according to my son! Little ones can enjoy Kiki Tikis Splash Play Area while mom and dad enjoy a Pina Colava poolside!
The resort is all about location!!!! Monorail service to Magic Kingdom and Epcot or a boat ride to Magic Kingdom and bus to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and my top pick favorite resort and the one I have stayed at the most. One of the reasons I love it is that you can walk to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios! Spacious rooms sleep 5 with 2 queens and a daybed. Villas range from studios to 3 bedroom grand villas.
The theming of the this resort to will take you back in time to a turn of the century boardwalk at the beach. Located on Crescent Lake take a quick walk to the Beach and Yacht Club resort for additional dining options or stroll the boardwalk and enjoy night time entertainment and shopping.
The pool has been recently updated to include your favorite Disney friends along side a fun twisty turvy water slide! Need more of a quiet time by the pool? Boardwalk has several quiet non feature pool as well.
Grab a quick bite to eat at Broadway Bakery or from the pizza window or enjoy an Italian meal at Trattoria al Forno. After a day in the parks adults can enjoy a magical cocktail at AbracadaBar or Belle Vue Lounge.
One of our favorite stays at Boardwalk was over Christmas! This resort has some of the most gorgeous decorations and trees!
To finish out my list of my favorite Disney resorts I am bringing you Disney’s Grand Floridian. Located on the monorail and across the lake from Magic Kingdom it is a stunning hotel perfect for a couple’s getaway or a week long family stay. Rooms sleep 5 with 2 queens and a daybed with villas ranging from studios to 3 bedroom grand villas.
There are several amazing restaurants at the Grand including Grand Floridian Cafe, Narcoosee’s and the newly renovated Citricos. For a quick bite to eat visit Gasparilla Island Grill or enjoy a relaxed meal from Beaches Pool Bar and Grill.
Families will enjoy to cool off at the Beach pool which features a water slide and an Alice in Wonderland Splash ground or enjoy the quiet pool which is located near by. The grounds of the resort are simply gorgeous with fountains, green grass, and immaculate floral landscaping.
During the holidays guests can view a life sized gingerbread house and enjoy the decorations in this gorgeous lobby. The Grand Floridian is a great choice for your Walt Disney World vacation! Want to learn more about how I can help you pick a resort that is just right for you? Email me at Jennifer@magicladventurestravel.com
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