Continuing from Part 1, we’ll stop in at Kidani Village, Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Disney Vacation Club sister property.
A lot of covered bus stops with benches, which is nice. Theme park buses that service Animal Kingdom Lodge also service Kidani Village. Kidani is the first stop and then the buses will stop at Animal Kingdom Lodge. To get back here from Animal Kingdom Lodge, you would need to wait for the Downtown Disney bus or the shuttle van that transports guests between the two. Correct me if I’m wrong – I have never actually stayed here before.
Parking lot view. Not as sexy as the balconies on the opposite side that overlook the savannas. But then you never know who’s going to be trotting around out here.
Another look. They don’t actually let me inside DVC properties, so this is going to be a pretty short tour.
An advertisement for free WI-FI out at the bus stops.
That was fun. On to Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Okay, I’ll put on my mustache and sneak in.
Kidani does have a small store that offers food, wine, and other necessities:
But it doesn’t have a traditional quick service location. We’ll check out Mara over at Animal Kingdom Lodge shortly.
And a refillable mug station. You can see the dispenser in the right corner of the second image.
A few Kidani Village items:
We’ll see a lot more over at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
The other 2/3 of the store. Sorry the pictures are garbage, it’s dark in there and my hands aren’t as steady as they were in my youth.
A plant, perhaps? They deliver.
The lobby. There isn’t a whole lot to it, but it’s a relaxing spot to sit and rest for a moment or two or three or four.
With some interesting things to look at:
The savanna through the windows in the back of the lobby.
A few shots outside. Some of the animals are in their barns due to the cold. I guess giraffes and freezing temperatures don’t mix:
Great views from the various balconies.
I think we may have a new winner in the best scotch drinking location search. Fire pit, rocking chair, wildebeest. Heaven.
A look back at the lobby.
Now we’re inside near Sanaa, which is located on the bottom floor down the stairs in the back of the lobby. Or the elevator.
These stairs. From the lobby, just walk straight back and down.
Another gorgeous area.
Lined with African art.
The full Sanaa lunch/dinner menu: https://www.easywdw.com/reports3/sanaa.jpg.
Liquor and Bread (what I call “dinner”):
The bread is amazing.
This is the room rate chart.
Back out front and on our way over to Animal Kingdom Lodge.