Showing posts from September, 2019

Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort

Not far off the beaten path, a treasure of a Disney resort sits on an “African” savanna at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL). 

From the moment you start the journey up the drive of the resort, you are whisked away to the heart of Africa with lush greenery that eventually opens up to one of four savannas. These savannas play home to more than 200 hoofed animals and birds. Based on both these details and its name, you may have guessed that AKL is an Animal Kingdom area resort. The AKL is a Deluxe Resort with a variety of room options, ranging from standard four person rooms, to 2 bedroom suites with club level access, to villas with kitchen and living areas. Some rooms at AKL feature bunk beds instead of a second queen, which can be a fun option when traveling with your lion cubs.

Dining at AKL is not something to be missed. Several of the most highly rated restaurants in all of Walt Disney World find their home at AKL. Visit Boma for a buffet inspired by African flavors. Visit Sanaa to exper…

The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort

For guests looking to experience Disney as well as the great outdoors, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins are a perfect fit! These cabins are nestled in the woods, but amazingly within minutes of the Magic Kingdom. I absolutely love how these cabins are secluded with the perfect rustic touch, as well as some awesome onsite amenities that are perfect for every age! The Cabins at Fort Wilderness are considered a moderate resort, and the prices vary slightly depending on the season of travel. I strongly suggest this option for large families, or even friends/family that are looking to split the cost of a larger resort. By having the full kitchen, you can save money by preparing meals in the cabin. This resort is located on Bay Lake, which connects to the Magic Kingdom. This means you can take a relaxing boat ride to and from the park each day! If you love Disney classics like Davy Crockett and The Parent Trap, or your favorite themed land is Frontierland, then this resort is perfect for you …

Port Orleans Riverside Resort

This week’s feature is on Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, formerly known as Dixie Landings. It underwent this name change in 2001.

This is a moderate category hotel. It is expansive and features a lovely river with that “rolling down the bayou” theme. Disney’s theming is sensational and gives guests a feeling of an old Southern Mississippi river community.

It is a sure bet for families up to 5---or multigenerational family groups---that look to maximize their budget and sleep up to 5 guests in 1 room.

Port Orleans Riverside's GPS address and location are: Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort
1251 Riverside Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Latitude: 28.410741 North, Longitude: 81.537420 West

This moderate level resort is on the larger side with 2048 guest rooms.

Port Orleans Riverside has a sister resort, just a short walk or a boat ride away, called Port Orleans French Quarter, which has a New Orleans theme. You can read more about it in this post. As of September 2019, French Q…

Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter (POFQ) is a moderate resort located along the Sassagoula River. In relation to the other moderate resorts, POFQ is much smaller and compact. It is themed beautifully to imitate New Orleans French Quarter architecture and splash in bits of the energy of Mardi Gras. The result is a wonderful balance of the beauty of Louisiana mixed with the energy of Mardi Gras (without the party). The housing buildings are pink and blue with iron lampposts and shuttered windows. The grounds are landscaped with vines, magnolia trees, beautiful lush greenery, and fountains. Resort Address: 2201 Orleans Drive Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Room Accommodations: POFQ has 1,008 guest rooms housed in 7 three-story buildings along the Sassagoula River. Rooms are decorated in keeping with the New Orleans French Quarter theming and the typical room accommodates 4 guests plus 1 child under the age of 3 in a crib.   POFQ has the following view options: Standard View – 2 queen bedsGa…