We spent the first part of our Spring Break at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, which was terrific as always and even more family friendly than we recalled from previous trips.
From there we went to Disney World- also great fun. We stayed at The Animal Kingdom lodge and the suite was certainly sufficient and spacious enough for a family of five. The kitchen was really helpful for saving time with breakfast in the morning. The unique feature was being able to look out over the “Savannah” (zoo) and it was pretty exciting to wake up and see a giraffe/zebra/ostrich/gazelle, etc. roaming outside the window – that was cool and reinforced the special experience of going to Disney. The restaurant at the Lodge (Jiko) was really very good – even by NYC standards – and that was a pleasant surprise.
For the money, an upscale hotel off property would give much better value on accommodations, amenities, etc, but the African theme, wildlife-out-the-window and convenience made it worthwhile. Our favorite park was Animal Kingdom anyway and it was right around the corner.
Four days at the park was sufficient to see everything we wanted and left plenty to come back to someday. Next time, we would do it in reverse: Disney followed by relaxing at Ritz on the beach… WB, New York
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