Florida Fun!

Sue Kirkham on 06 November 2013
Having previously stayed at the All Star Resorts in Disneyworld, Florida, this time we decided to try the Animal Kingdom Lodge Hotel, and I am so pleased we did.

The hotel itself is an African lodge-style resort and as you enter the hotel the lobby itself is stunning! The hotel offers a wide choice of dining options and a lovely outdoor pool area for relaxing. The hotel rooms have handcrafted African-style furnishings for an authentic feel.

The added bonus of staying here is that the hotel has over thirty species of wildlife that roam freely in the tropical savannahs in the hotel grounds. This gives guests a unique opportunity to observe amazing wildlife from their rooms, and viewing areas in and around the hotel. There are even night vision goggles available to guests so that they can view the animals at night time which is a very unique experience!

The hotel is close to the Animal Kingdom Park where there's a great mix of animal attractions, shows and rides. We loved this park and particularly the Kilimanjaro safari which takes you on an exciting trip in search of all kinds of animals and is very realistic.

The hotel provides complimentary shuttles to all Disney theme parks so it’s very easy to get around. Disneyworld Florida covers approximately 47 square miles so there's a lot to enjoy! Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, it’s not easy to choose a favourite. We have visited all the parks and the parades and shows are not to be missed. We particularly enjoy Epcot where we loved the ride 'Soarin' where you 'fly' over California in a simulated hang-glider journey! Epcot is also educational as it has World Showcase, a collection of eleven themed areas, each a different country, offering a huge choice of delicious dining.

During our holiday we made several visits to the wonderful water parks on site, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. These are great fun and a must on hot days, giving you time to relax and take a break from the parks.

I absolutely love Disneyworld and some of my best family memories are from holidays here. I hope I get the chance to go back and do it all again one day!