Animal Kingdom or French Quarter???

5 days FQ or 4 days AK?

  • Animal Kingdom

    Votes: 30 46.2%
  • FQ

    Votes: 35 53.8%

  • Total voters
    65

Jamie Davis

Earning My Ears
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Jul 24, 2018
I”m trying to decide between the Animal Kingdom resort or the French Quarter.

I can get 4 nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge or Khlandi village or 5 nights at French Quarter for about $100 difference.

I”ve never stayed in a Deluxe (I have stayed at FQ before) and we are planning on 3 park days.

Is Animal Kingdom worth 1 day less at Disney?
 

kaitlin-n-mom

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 24, 2006
We stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village Savannah view via rented points a couple of years ago. This was by far our favorite stay in Disney World and at the time, the cost was less than staying at a moderate.
 
  • mickeynut1

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 16, 2007
    Is Animal Kingdom worth 1 day less at Disney?
    For us, yes! We've never stayed at POFQ, but have stayed at AKL and it's an amazing resort! I'm probably in the minority, but I would stay one less night at a deluxe vs more time at a mod. Since you've already stayed at POFQ, it might be nice to try something new (even if it is 1 day less). Good luck :).
     

    Jamie Davis

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 24, 2018
    We stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village Savannah view via rented points a couple of years ago. This was by far our favorite stay in Disney World and at the time, the cost was less than staying at a moderate.
    It would be a standard room at AK or a garden view at FQ. It would be $600?more for a savannah room.
     

    Jamie Davis

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 24, 2018
    We have stayed at both and I enjoy both, for an extra night I would stay at FQ. Could you stay at AK for the 4 nights and 1 night at FQ. I’m all for a longer stay but it would be a shame to miss out on AKL, so beautiful!
    It’s kinda a last minute trip (early Feb) and that Sunday night is impossible to get or is crazy expensive. To do just that 1 nightat FQ would be almost another $300. The 5 vs 4 nights at AK was almost $500 difference with no park tickets.
     

    tinabina919

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 18, 2012
    I voted FQ even though I switched from FQ-AKL a few weeks ago. We found a great deal on CL Savana view and I am still slightly sad that we won't be at FQ now. They are both such beautiful resorts but I don't think AKL is worth losing a day.
     
  • nkereina

    Last chance to lose your keys.
    Joined
    Feb 11, 2009
    We have stayed at both. I would never sacrifice a night of vacation for the resort. So, I would choose French Quarter. IMO, they difference in amenities is very minimal. You're also more centrally located at POFQ, and have the boat to Disney Springs. The bus rides from Kidani can be long, with the exception of the bus to AK. Kidani also doesn't have convenient quick service, with the Mara being over at Jambo House. The only edge I'd give Kidani is more impressive theming with the animals and a better pool.
     

    disneyAndi14

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2014
    It’s kinda a last minute trip (early Feb) and that Sunday night is impossible to get or is crazy expensive. To do just that 1 nightat FQ would be almost another $300. The 5 vs 4 nights at AK was almost $500 difference with no park tickets.
    Man those prices are high, what a bummer! I would pick FQ for the extra day. You are right it is a hard decision!
     

    jess20k

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 1, 2006
    We have stayed at both FQ and Jambo House a few times each. I love them both! Of course I prefer AKL, however FQ is a quaint and lovely moderate. For the extra day, I would 100% stay at FQ.
     
  • PamNC

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 19, 1999
    If you're only doing 3 days at the parks, I would say go with AKL - it's your first deluxe experience and it's an amazing resort. My favorite!
     

    Haley R

    With all the strength of a raging fire
    Joined
    Sep 3, 2017
    I would pick French quarter for sure. We’ve stayed at both and like the feel of fq a lot more than akl. I would always vote for more time at Disney than having to come back to reality, no matter the resort
     

    KJTex

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 14, 2014
    I think it depends on your vacation style. I used to go to Disney about once a year with my girls who are now 11 and 8. Their fav Disney trip so far was the one that we spent 3 nights at AK. It is so lovely there. We have done week long vacations and stayed at the French quarter and it is good but they definitely were not interested in spending a bunch of time just hanging out at hotel. AK vacay was relaxing. FQ vacay was more about maximizing time at parks and just using hotel to sleep.
     

    FSU Girl

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 20, 2016
    I absolutely love Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is the most unique hotel I have ever stayed at. I always stay in a savanna room, but they do have viewing points around the hotel if you don't to see the animals. For me personally it would be worth it for one less night to stay there.
     

    MarBee

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 4, 2015
    So my two favorite resorts are AKL (Jambo) and POFQ. AKL is definitely more “deluxe” than POFQ. However, I would not sacrifice a day to stay there. If it was between POFQ and Kidani, I’d pay more to stay at POFQ. Kidani is our least favorite of all the resorts we’ve stayed in so far.
     

    North of Mouse

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 31, 2011
    Would definitely be the longer stay at POFQ. I love the ambiance of the hotel, the whole setting by the 'bayou', and the boat ride to Disney Springs.
     

    gillep

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 12, 2009
    If it were a longer trip I would absolutely say AKL, because this is only a 4-5 night stay I would choose FQ for the extra day, and AKL is by far my favorite resort.
     

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