Disneys Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
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We are DVC members and go to Disney World at least once/year. We often avoid staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge because I hate buses. However, we do love this resort, so once in a while, we suck it up and go here anyway. This trip, we stayed here for only a few nights (moved to Jambo Club Level for one night and then to the Polynesian for four nights), but it was wonderful as always. We stayed in a 1-Bedroom Savannah view villa, and we LOVE it. The Master bath always helps me relax - I love the jacuzzi tub and the awesome huge separate shower. And the tile work is gorgeous!The animals on our savannah were not my favorite, but that's OK since the ones at the balcony of the Community Hall were awesome! In fact, I don't think we will do Savannah view here in the future - there's really no need. We love packing only half as many clothes and using the in-room washer and dryer to do a load of laundry. And we had Garden Grocer deliver a case of bottled water (we hate FL tap water), along with yogurt and a few other easy groceries, so I also LOVE having the full kitchen.Speaking of the Community Hall, this is the best one we've been to. They work hard to make this resort a destination in itself, and it shows. The CMs there are awesome, the pool table and foosball table are great for downtime, and new this trip was the Photopass "photo booth" that actually prints your photos right there on the spot! My kids loved playing around with all the fun filters and made several great souvenirs out of those pictures!An unexpected treat this trip was the new (I believe it's only a test for now) Quick Service breakfast at Sanaa. We used that most mornings for breakfast, and it was PERFECT! So glad we didn't have to walk all the way to Mara. And while I still don't love the buses (we are spoiled and usually stay on the Monorail or at a Boardwalk resort), the wait was only bad once this trip. I just hate having to wake a sleeping kid to fold the stroller, so we still prefer monorail resorts.Let me know if you have any specific questions. I will review Sanaa and Boma separately.
just a great place to stay while enjoying the Disney parks 6 day stay was great unique experience waking up every day to zebras and giraffe in the back yard Food was great service was top notch the lobby store was a nice touch offering food to take back tot eh room, drinks , free soda and coffee nice.
Stayed Oct 15- 22 in a studio on the Sunset Savanna. Great resort- amazing attention to detail. Be prepared for a potential looooong walk from lobby to room if using the Disney bus service. Sanaa (restaurant) located in the hotel had great atmosphere and food, reasonable (for Disney) prices, too. Stop on the way to the resort if you can for supplies (food, milk, etc) as the prices in the store there are out of this world!
I wish we stayed longer. We booked just 2 nights and 1 day in the park but the lodge is like a park in and of itself. We could have spent an extra full day here just hanging at the pool and taking advantage of all the activities like cookie decorating, crafts, drum playing and campfire resting. One thing I would have liked is turn down service. We had a family of 5 in a one-bedroom suite so we needed the couch pulled out AND the sleeper chair pulled out. Most other places I stay, turn down the sheets, draw the curtains and prepare the room for sleep. It was a bummer to get home late from the park with tired kids and then have to transform the room. And those beds weren't easy to pull out either. Nor were the sheets and pillows easy to find.
Just leaving from a 6 night stay in a 2 bedroom villa at Kidani Village. Wish we could stay another week. The 2 bed/3 bath with a full kitchen was huge and plenty of room for a family of 6. Everything in the villa was immaculate and we couldn't have asked for any better. We were in the Rafiki section and had our own car so the walking seemed fine. Other than just a few times we took Disney transport wherever we wanted to go. Our teens liked being able to go eat on their own at Jambo House quick service (Mara). There is a van shuttle between Jambo and Kidani that runs about every 5 minutes or it is about a 5 minute walk. The pool area is beautiful with very energetic staff hosting the pool games every afternoon. We loved it here and wouldn't hesitate to return.
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- Items of a personal nature
- 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
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
3701 Osceola Pkwy Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8445
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