Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
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We went to celebrate with our two boys who just turned 2 years old and 4 years old. It was absolutely amazing to walk out of our room and see zebras, giraffes and other animals each time. The room itself was not ready when we arrived, however after speaking to management, they provided us with meals for the boys since they were so hungry. We also played in a room while we waited where they could play with blocks, watch TV, play checkers and other board games. The restaurants were very delicious but they were not in the kokadi village, we had to take a shuttle to Jumbo House to eat. They had options to just pick up and eat or go out on a nice date too. Kokadi village did have a little convenient store where snacks were available. Our room had a stove, microwave, and refrigerator so it was very convenient especially with the little ones. We would buy little pizzas from The store in Kokadi and make them in the room. The pools were awesome, they have a slide and a little splash area too where we spent a lot of time. They would shuttle us to the different parks and could come back fairly quick if the boys got cranky and needed a nap. We went during Easter break and it was nice to celebrate there. They had Easter baskets set up everywhere and was very festive. I can only imagine how they decorate for Christmas. Overall, it was a great experience and we will definitely make a return trip soon.
We spent a week there in the spring using timeshare points so it was very nice. The hotel itself seem to be very dark, it is supposed to be using more natural light but sometimes there just isn't enough. We were quite busy and out a lot during that week so didn't feel like we took advantage of enjoying this hotel. The hotel offers laundry room (you do need to buy detergent), a game room, craft room and family room if you want to stay in. There are also daily activities by the pool or by the animals viewing area which we didn't go. You can borrow a night vision binoculars but only till 9:30pm, so we didn't make it the whole week we were there. There is a small snack shop by the reception. There is also a gym and mini spa but everything seem to be very far from our room. Since it is a timeshare they would only change sheets or replace towels every 4 days. Therefore you also don't get soap and shampoo or coffee replaced and such. If you do need something you can ask at the front desk or housekeeping and bring to you. There is free sanitary napkins in the public restroom should you need it unexpectedly.We have a studio room and it was okay. The room is quite and we do have a view with balcony but we didn't see too many animals walk by. I walked all the way around the hotel to see where all the animals might be, it seems like they don't put too many animals in there, mostly vegetarian animals. They are probably on rotation with others in the park, and the park most likely want to keep the more exotic ones within the park where most guests are. The Sanaa restaurant has quick breakfast and it's the regular expansive cafeteria food, nothing special. We did go to a buffet at Jiko's which is alright. There is a small van that takes you to and from the main Animal Kingdom Villas and the Kidani Village. Most of the children and cultural activities are there so you'll need to go back and forth on your off day at the hotel. At night, they show movies in the family where you are get packaged popcorn free. The craft kits you have to buy. I might come back next time when we have more free time to actually enjoy the hotel. But to enjoy the park to the fullest you can beat other resort that is actually on the monorail line. So my favorite is still Grand Floridian.
This is my home resort and it doesn't disappoint. It's away from the hustle and bustle of most Disney Attractions but it's very close to Animal Kingdom Park. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. You can control the temperature of your room too. Nice sized kitchen to cook if you choose to eat in. Casual China is clean and ready for you to use. You have the convenience of a washer and dryer for laundry while you are playing in the parks. You don't have to have a Savannah View room because there's plenty of opportunities to see the animals outside of your room. The parking garage is underneath the resort which is a blessing during hot summers. Definitely worth staying at while at Disney.
Loved, loved, loved the theming! Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals outside our room. Watched babies and mommas run and play each day. The LONG walk to our room was a little much each day so I would recommend asking to be close the lobby. Room was very nice but dark. It goes with the theming but made getting ready in the bathroom a little difficult! Would absolutely recommend to families with children. Pools were very nice and the outside bar was great for a quick bite or drink. Make time to have the bread service at Saana. You won't be disappointed!
Animal Kingdom's Kidani Village is beautiful with great amenities. There is an arcade and activities center for both adults and kids. The 3 bedroom Villa sleeps 12, and has kitchen has dishes, pots, pans, silverware etc.... . There is a pool with a water slide and jacuzzi. There is also a bar that you can order food and drinks. The only issue I had during my stay is the lack of animals roaming. We had a Savannah view and there were very few animals to look at during our stay. I've stayed here before and have seen plenty of animals roaming the property. This time we mostly saw grass and trees.
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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)
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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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