AKL Kidani room request suggestions

We are taking our kids (5 and 3) for their first trip to WDW in December and are staying in a 1br standard view at AKL. This will be our first time staying at AKL and while I think it may be nice to have a partial savannah view, I am concerned it may be too far away from the lobby, transportation, etc. For those who have stayed here before, what would you suggest with two little ones in tow? Thanks!