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    repofan1 Earning my ears

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    My boyfriend is wanting to take his little brother (2) for his first trip to Disney! It will be my BF's first time to. What would be the best hotel to stay in? Preferably a Deluxe hotel or Villa. We looked at the Boardwalk, but I'm worried the clown pool would scare his brother.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks! ^_^
     
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    I honestly don't like the clown pool, so I'm with you!

    The Animal Kingdom Lodge is WONDERFUL for children, but be ready for the little one to want to stay at the resort! The pool area at both Kidani Village and Jambo house is great.

    If you want to be nearer to MK then Bay Lake Towers is nice, as is Wilderness Lodge.

    Beach Club has the best pool on property according to many people. :yes:

    We like OKW, it's our home resort.
     
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    Since AKL and SKV are so close together, would we be able to visit their pool if we wanted too? And their Savannah viewing areas?
     
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    SKV?
     
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    Not sure what SKV is but generally you cannot use pools at other resorts.
     
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    If you mean the two separate areas at Animal Kingdom Lodge, yes. You can move between Jambo House and Kidani Village and use the pools.

    If you mean another hotel completely, then no. You can only use the pool of the hotel where you are registered.

    Now, Pop Century and All Stars consider you registered regardless where you are staying within those resorts.
     
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    I meant AKV, stupid keyboard. LOL

    Now is AKL a good resort, is it Ok for a 2yr old ?
     
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    AKV as in Animal Kingdom Villas? They are one in the same. Animal Kingdom Lodge has the Jambo House and Kidani Village (which is the DVC area, but anyone can pay to stay there). They are a very short walk apart and both have great pools, and wonderful views of the animals.
     
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    I know, this will be my 2nd time going since childhood any my 1st time staying on Disney Property. Is it worth paying the extra to stay in a Savannah View room?


     
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    That's a hard one. We think it is, because we love to watch them from our villa. There are many nice public viewing areas though, too so paying extra isn't absolutely necessary.
     
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    If he likes swimming then the Beach club has a fantastic pool! :yes: If I was ever to stay on site it would be at one of the hotels around the board walk. I just love that area and feel like it's so relaxing and laid back- just what you want after a busy day in the parks :yes: They also show movies on the beach at night which I bet he'd like :yes:
     
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    To throw something else into the mix, you will probably be spending more time at the Magic Kingdom due to his young age, so if you want to be close then there is the Wilderness Lodge which a boat ride away.

    There is also the Polynesian and this is on the monorail line, the Volcano Pool at the Poly is nice and very popular with children :)
     
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    Yea, we like the AKL with the colour with the animals, and then the colorful rooms.
     
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    Another vote for the Wilderness lodge here - the kids loved it each time we went and you are so so close to the MK - Its my favourite resort by really some distance
     
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    It would be very odd if I didn`t put a word in here for the Grand Floridian. :lol:
    We have stayed there oodles of times, and as it is just one stop away from the MK on the monorail, then its location is ideal.
    There is also a character breakfast in one of the restaurants and really nice pools for kids of all ages.
     
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    I would LOVE to stay at the Beach Club, bit its sooo pricey!
     
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    Now at AKL are you able to see the fireworks from the MK show? A friend of mine stayed at Saratoga and said she was able to see the fireworks at night.
     
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    no you cant :(

    AKL is the resort furthest away from the parks

    There ar eno fireworks anywhere around Animal Kingdom OR Animal Kingdom Lodge, I think it has something to do with keeping the animals calm? but maybe Im just making it up hahaha

    We love AKL, but it IS a bit far from everywhere, and you cannot for example bring balloons insto te resort for animal safety, but you DO have the animals there :)
     
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    Yea :) I am already IN LOVE with AKL because when he checks in, me and his lil bro can go outside and look at the animals :)
    :earswave:
     
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    Im so excited! we decided on AKL :)
     

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