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One of the busiest days of the year, and we never waited longer than 20 minutes! On this page is information on Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village, including pictures of the view from every hotel room, pictures and video from inside Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village rooms, a list of amenities, restaurant reviews and dining menus with prices, pool photos and reviews, reader comments, childcare options, and more.
December 30, by Len Testa. Use our exclusive Room Finder to see a resort map and find a great room!
The two resorts share an overall design aesthetic, but Kidani Village is more intimate with a significantly smaller lobby. That is not to say that Kidani is somehow less than Jambo House: Like Jambo House, Kidani Village borders the savanna and about half of its rooms have spectacular, animal-filled views. Consisting of a separate freestanding building shaped like a backwards 3, Kidani Village comprises units, a dedicated savanna, a well-themed pool and splash zone, and Sanaa, a sit-down restaurant combining Indian and African cuisines.
Other amenities include a fitness center; an arcade; a gift shop; and tennis, shuffleboard, and basketball courts. Kidani Village is connected to Jambo House by a half-mile walking trail; DVC guests at either resort can use the facilities at both buildings. One thing Kidani does not have is a Quick Service dining option. The unique feature that separates Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas from not only all the other Walt Disney World resorts, but almost any hotel in the world, is the animals.
About half the rooms have a view of the hotel’s savanna with various wild animals roaming around. You may wake up one morning and have a giraffe looking in your window. Animal Kingdom Lodge does offer a fitness center.
A security gate guards the entrance to Animal Kingdom Lodge’s grounds. If you arrive by car, you’ll need to provide photo ID at the gate; it’s not necessary to provide your reservation number or paperwork. A dedicated parking lot across from the lobby serves as temporary parking for those who need it while checking in. Check-in time at Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas is 4: Animal Kingdom Lodge participates in Disney’s Online Check-In program, which allows you to you provide name, address, and credit card information up to 60 days before your arrival.
You’ll be routed to one of the Online Check-in staff and should be on the way to your room in a few minutes. If you have checked-in online and already have your MagicBand, the resort will simply send you a text with your room number when it is ready. Then you can go straight to the room and use your MagicBand to open the door, skipping the lobby altogether.
While parents are completing the paperwork, kids can unwind in a nearby play area decorated with child-sized furniture, and a television showing classic Disney animated films. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort’s registration staff can provide MagicBands for your stay, if you don’t already have them.
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Get theme park tickets and dining reservations at the Concierge Desk, to the right of the Registration Desk.
If you need villaye check vollage and obtain theme park tickets, you can save some time in line if one adult gets in line kdiani tickets just after another adult starts the registration process. The Concierge Desk can also make Disney dining reservations, and you can avoid a wait there by making them online prior to arrival. Both Jambo House and Kidani Village have studios and one- two- and three-bedroom villas. Most rooms at Kidani Village are larger, however, and the kidaani is anywhere from 50 square feet for a studio to more than square feet for a two-bedroom unit.
Because of the difference in area, one-bedroom units in Kidani Village can accommodate up to five people, and two-bedroom units can hold up to nine via a sleeper vollage in the living room. Studios sleep up to four people and include one queen-size bed and one double sleeper sofa. Kidani Village 1-Bedroom Villa: The 1-bedroom villa sleeps 5 and provides a formal kitchen, a second bathroom and a living room in addition to the studio bedroom. The living ,idani chair and sofa fold out to provide beds for 3 more people.
Kidani Village Two-bedroom villas: Two-bedroom villas sleep nine and include all of the kitchen amenities found in a one-bedroom, plus an extra bathroom. One of the baths is attached to a second bedroom with two queen beds or a queen bed plus a sleeper-sized sofa.
As with the one- bedrooms, a sofa bed and sleeper chair in the living room provide extra places to snooze, though they’re best suited to small children.
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Bathrooms in the two-bedroom villas are laid out a bit better than those in the one-bedrooms, with more villagr to move about. Kidani Village Grand Villas: The two-story Grand Villas sleep 12 and include four bathrooms, the same master-bedroom layout, and two bedrooms villxge two queen beds apiece. An upstairs seating area overlooking the main floor provides a sleeper sofa and chair. These rooms have two-story windows offering unparalleled views of the resort’s savanna. Animal Kingdom Lodge’s bathrooms spacious, especially in the 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, violage Grand Villas.
Water pressure in the shower is average – probably less than what you get at home, but still enough to get your hair clean. A separate dressing area next to the bathroom includes two sinks, and enough counter space to fit most of the toiletries you would need. A watt, wall-mounted hair dryer is provided, but it’s not very powerful; bring your own if you’ve got lots of hair.
The dressing area includes a sliding door that separates it from the sleeping area. Combined with the bathroom, this means that kkidani people can get dressed at the same time. Some feature roll-in showers, while others include assistive hearing devices.
A subset of these rooms have been converted to comply with Florida’s Accessibility Codewith changes to everything from bed, counter-top, and dresser drawer height, to door widths, wheelchair ramps, and more. Use our hotel room finder to see which rooms have which feature. Disney knows that some hotel rooms are better than others. Most people want something pretty to look at from their hotel room window. To capitalize on this, Disney categorizes all of Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas’s hotel rooms based on what you see from inside the room.
Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas has one pool. Samawati Springs Pool sits sits near the outside of the lobby at the front of the resort. There is also a hot tub, kiddie pool and water player area. The viillage is open every day, including kidain winter. Samawati Springs Pool has one water slide that all ages are free to use. Guests can find villagfstorage lockersrestrooms vlilage, and laundry facilities.
Samawati Springs Pool will have lifeguards during the pools’ operating hours. Infants and children in diapers are welcome in all of Animal Kingdom Lodge’s pools, as long as they’re wearing swim diapers.
Water wings are allowed at all Disney pools, and every pool has free life vests in a variety of sizes: Weight less than 30 lbs. Weight more than 90 lbs. Chest size in.
Additionally, there may be a small supply of even larger vests. Inquire at your resort. You may need to bring your towels from your room kidabi use at the pool – Disney sometimes stocks extra towels poolside, and sometimes they don’t. Our villafe is to send someone down to the pool to check the towel situation before you go.
If you end up using your room towels at the pool, just call Housekeeping when you get back and request more. Some of us will occasionally bring something like a whiffle ball for playing catch in the pool. Also note that kids with pool toys become very popular with other kids in the pool who want to play too. Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Silver Creek Springs Pool has a chair-lift device that can lower guests in wheelchairs into the shallow villagee of the pool.
Check with any lifeguard for assistance on using the lift. Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village has one restaurant villagr downstairs from the villagf. Sanaa sah-NAH is not as upscale as Jiko, the resort’s African restaurant, but the kitchen offers diners a chance to sample and share a variety of Indian-African creations. Diverse Old and New World wines match the cuisine. One floor down from the new Kidani Village lobby, Sanaa’s dining room nap inspired by Africa’s outdoor markets, with baskets, beads, and art on the walls.
It’s a cozy space, with 9-foot-tall windows that look out on the resort’s savanna – giraffes, water buffalo, and other animals wander within yards of you as you dine. The menu rarely changes, as Boma-Flavors of Africa is a favorite of locals and visitors who return time and again for the salads, roasted meats, and interesting sauces.
While Disney calls this a vilage, it’s very different from what you’d typically expect there are no steam tables, for starters.
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If you like a major bang for your buck, try Boma. Vil,age big dining room with side-by-side food stations that encourage diners to roam about and graze, just like the animals that wander about outside the lodge. The house specialties are watermelon rind salad; Moroccan seafood salad; roasted meats, Durban spiced roasted chicken, and vegetable skewers. Jiko has been winning awards and accolades including AAA’s Four Diamond Award for its interesting fare and stellar wine list – one of the largest collections of South African wines in any North American restaurant, with more than 1, bottles.
Dishes are beautifully spiced and full of flavor. Jiko has a special ambience, from the young African exchange students who greet guests as they enter to a menu of unusual tastes.
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Jiko’s spacious dining room is inspired by the opening scenes of The Lion King. A pair of large wood-burning ovens dominates the center of the room. House specialties are the wood-fired flatbreads; trio of dips with house- made naan Indian flatbread ; oak-grilled filet mignon with red-wine sauce and sweet-corn risotto; maize-crusted corvine.
The Mara is small counter service restaurant with a limited menu. The standout items here villaage the chicken or falafel pitas. The Mara participate in Disney’s Rapid Fill refillable mug program, where you purchase a souvenir plastic mug once, and get free refills for the remainder of your stay. Pizza delivery is available to your vlllage from Disney’s own delivery kirani. Besides pizza, chicken wings, desserts, beer, wine, and sodas are also available.
However, delivery can take up to 90 minutes, and the food quality is often below average.