Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
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This was our first time at Disney's Kidani Village. The room was well equipped with a small kitchenette, large bathroom and bedroom with comfortable bed and sofa. All the amenities that you would expect (even Disney branded toiletries!). Before visiting, I was second thinking our room choice- after hearing so many comments about the savannah view I thought I might have been left disappointed but we had so much fun packed into our days we spent so little time at the beautiful hotel and didn't feel like we missed out. There is great area near reception with a campfire in the early evening to enjoy the beautiful animals. We chose a room on a high floor but near reception and was pleased that we did, the hotel is HUGE and felt this was the better option for us with easy access to the reception, pool area and Disney transportation. My advice would be to make sure you have an extra day or two here to simply use and enjoy this great hotel!
This is the quietest of all the resort hotels we've visited, and the farthest from any attraction. Secluded, lovely with a definite African atmosphere, Kidani Village has all the amenities of a Disney resort, plus wonderful views of animals right outside the hotel. Cultural art is on every floor in nooks that explain their origins and use. A great hotel, but plan for at least a 30 minute bus trip to anywhere but Animal Kingdom.
Rooms are standard fare for the vacation club but a little smaller than old key west .Did not like the fact that you have to walk through the hotel to get to and from the pool . I prefer the out side door resorts so that when you are coming back from the pool , you dont freeze your buns off from the air conditioning and going up the elevator not looking so great from hanging in the sun all day . never see any animals during the summer cause its too hot.staff very nice as they are at all the disney resorts too far away from everything
The resort is really beautifully done, and the kids love seeing the animals on the savanna every day. The Kidani pool has a great water slide for adults and one for the little kids, and never felt overly crowed. Even during a very busy spring holiday season we felt like we still had a nice retreat in our rooms.We have found the staff to be extremely happy and friendly. The rooms and common spaces are pretty immaculate all the time. Will definitely be back to stay again!Pros: In room laundry, basic kitchen and full size fridge, some rooms have 3 full bathrooms, lots of room and sleeping space for large groupsCons: The resort is very thematic, including food options. They do have some standard fare, but if African/Indian flavors aren't your thing you might not enjoy the resort dining.
I hate to even write this review because I love Disney and as a DVD member, I've really enjoyed every one of my stays, until now. I don't even know where to start. Well I guess I'll start by saying that for the week I booked, only Kidani village or Saratoga Springs was available. Since we've stayed in Saratoga a few times, I thought I'd try AK. We arrived on Magical Express and checked in. The building is shaped like a backwards 3, with all of the restaurants, check in, concierge and little store with the refillable coffee and soda station, in the center. This is also the area you need to go to to get to the pool. We were on the 4th floor(of a 5 floor building) and when we got off the elevator and began walking to our room, it was like the never ending walk. It was literally almost a 1/4 mile to our room. No kidding. I actually counted 425 steps from the elevator to our room. One of the girls on staff said we were so far, our room was actually closer to Jambo house than the lobby of Kidani. Now this would not have been that big of a deal, but we were traveling with my 78 year old mother in law who has some difficulty walking. My wife went back to check in to find out if there were any short cuts around the resort as her mom can't walk long distances and explained how far away from everything our room was and one of the guys suggested renting a scooter. No one ever said, hey let me see if there is a room closer. I was actually pretty shocked. The food. If you are on the dining plan, there is no quick service restaurant in this resort, but they do have a quick service offer in one of their restaurants. You go in, choose something off the menu, choose your drink and they'll put it all in a bag for you to take with you. It's your basic quick service stuff, nothing special. The dinner menu at this restaurant, and the restaurant in the Jambo House, are very ethnic. Check the menu before you go as there are many preparations and spices that many people may not like. The pool is nice. There is an area for the kids to play, a couple of slides, and a bar for drinks and snacks. There are only 2 items on the food menu at the bar. Chicken Caesar salad and pbj sandwich. But there is a phone at the bar with a menu for room service. Prices are ridiculous and it took 45 minutes for them to bring a burger and hummus with crackers. Also, there is a poorly placed table tennis table near the pool. Make sure you sit far away or you'll have every kid who missed that ball climbing behind you to retrieve it. Now the animals. I figured at least we'd get to see some cool animals. There is a list of like 35 animals to look out for in the room. The 7 days we were there we saw the same 2 bulls, 2 giraffes and 2 zebras. Oh, and an ostrich. I just didn't love this resort and honestly, if it were this resort or nothing, I'd choose nothing.
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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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