Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
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It was a great place. We had two rooms. A 2 bedroom suite that had 3 full bathrooms and a kitchen, and a studio. There were 10 of us total. Kids age 6 and 9 all the way to Grandma and Grandpa...let's just say in their 70's. Overall it was a great resort. The pool was being renovated, and opened the day before we were leaving. You did have access to their neighboring pool at the Jambo house. Looks like it will be great when it is finished, with fun kid play areas and a slide. The view off the balcony cannot beat, Zebra and giraffes wandering around below. It was over all clean. Some of the kitchen items to cook with were missing, however, a call down to housekeeping and it was brought up to us. Lot's of places to plug in your electronics to charge. With all the Disney buses it makes it easy to get to any of the parks you would like to visit.
Have stayed at Kidani Village 3 times and once at Jambo house. This is one of our favorite places to stay in all of WDW. It is great to be able to sit on your balcony and sip some wine, and eat some cheese, and watch the animals meander past, especially after a morning of fighting crowds at the parks. When the kids were younger it was amazing to just watch their excitement at seeing a giraffe or an ostrich stroll by, and now that they're older they just enjoy the peacefulness (and wine) when sitting on the porch. The staff has always been friendly and helpful, the pool is very nice, the spa is a nice respite if you're feeling sore, and Sanaa is the most underrated restaurant in all of Disney World (get the bread service, I'm hungry just thinking about it). So, Kidani Village is a great place to stay, it's far from everything but Animal Kingdom, but the chance to just watch the animals and sit and relax is worth the extra travel times.
A overall solid resort with amazing theming and view of wildlife that cannot be beat unless you go on an actual safari.Pros:Savanna Views â€“ The key reason to stay here wonâ€™t let you down. Even with the Florida cool snap the animals were out and about and provided hours of viewing fun for my 3 year old. Itâ€™s like having Kilaminjaro Safari outside your door!Location to Animal Kingdomâ€“ If your planning on spending time at animal kingdom especially with the addition of Pandora this should be top on your list to stay at. With its remote and set back location it blends perfect with the safari theme of the park and is just a hop and skip away.2nd Bathroom - In the one bedroom layout the second bath is a big plus. Anyone that has tried to get ready in the morning know the bathroom is always a point of less than magical moments. With the two full baths it helps to keep everyone moving on time and prevents fights breaking out before you even enter the park.Cons:Foodâ€¦I need food - One major point that I noticed and others I talked to agreed with me is this DVC propertyâ€™s lack of quick service. While there is a nice sit down restaurant available those of us with kids dream of the day we can do that instead of a quick chicken nugget but reality is reality. The biggest change they could make would be to add a quick service of some sort instead of having everyone be shuttled back and forth to Jambo House.Long and winding journey..I mean hallways â€“ I can safely say that you will get all your steps in on your step counter. While the shape and design of the building lends itself to great views be prepared if you have anyone in you party that may have walking difficulties. The walk from the lobby to many of the rooms feels like a hours long hike. Pro tip is to ask for a room close to the elevator if possible.Overall for my stay I would say it is most definitely a 4 out of 5 pillows.
From the time we arrived the customer service was impeccable.We were traveling with our daughter and her family. Five children under 7, our 2 1/2 year old is profoundly disabled. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and fun. Everyone was very accommodating. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. The food and service was great. Our view was magnificent. Animals right off of our balcony. My husband and I enjoyed it as much as the children. The resort pool and play area was amazing. The resort was very convenient to the parks and attractions. It was a little expensive for us, but it was some of the best money we ever spent. We would definitely go back again.
We booked here for one night after our Disney Cruise before heading to the airport. The check in process was easy and we had a studio near the front of the property. We were lucky enough to see a couple of Zebras outside the window on the walk to our room. They had free washers and dryers to use which was a nice feature as we did not have one in our studio. I know from staying here before that the 1 and 2 bedrooms also have washer and dryers in the rooms. Everything was easy and convenient on this trip.
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- 972 rooms
- 3 restaurants
- 2 bars
- 2 pools
- Spa (fee)
- Disney shops
- Complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort
- Extra Magic Hours: Extended opening hours - before and after regular hours - for Disney hotel guests
- 1 king-size bed
- Living area with queen-size sofa bed and one sleeper chair
- Whirlpool tub
- Flat panel TV
- In-room safe
- Alarm clock
- Washer and dryer
- DVD player
- Full kitchen
- Occupancy up to 5 persons (max. adults: 5 / max. children: 4)
Resort Location Map
Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani VillageOrlando,United States
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3701 Osceola Pkwy Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8445
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