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Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

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3701 Osceola Pkwy Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8445
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#9 of 50 in Orlando
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4.1
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4.4
Value
3.9
Escape on your own African safari adventure at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design offers exquisite views of lush savannas-where over 30 species of African wildlife freely roam. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and all the comforts of home in our spacious Studios and multi-bedroom Villas.
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Property amenities
Parking garage
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Tennis court
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Safe
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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Penelope98117 wrote a review Yesterday
Seattle, Washington248 contributions51 helpful votes
We loved the theming of this resort. The lobbies and public areas were great. We stayed in two rooms. Our first room was savannah view and we loved seeing animals, but there was as fencing everywhere and they seemed to be limited to small areas. Also, our room was located at the end of the longest hallway I’ve ever seen. I don’t mind walking, but wow. It was at least 1000 steps and with luggage or at the end of a park day, it took forever. With rooms this far, they should offer to help guests w luggage or ride on their many golf carts. No offers. With this info, I requested a room closer to the lobby for our second room. This room was next to the lobby, looking out on the valet parking. It was awful. At all hours, there were delivery vehicles outside of our room, shuttles, everything. Even with white white noise and ear plugs, it kept us awake. The staff kept referring us to use the app, rather than interact with them. When I asked a question at the front desk related to transportation, staff started contradicting each other and it got very awkward. We also had problems w housekeeping. On our final day, they loudly banged on our door at 8:30 am, yelling housekeeping! Waking up my exhausted kids. We could hear them doing the same for other rooms. Check out was 11am and we had alarms set. There is no reason for them to do this. They returned at 10:30, checking to see if we were still there. It was awkward and a terrible way to end our stay there. It made us feel like we were kicked out and it was disrespectful. We will choose another place to stay on our next trip.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid rooms next to lobby or at end of hallway
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pscollard wrote a review Oct 2021
Calgary, Canada49 contributions36 helpful votes
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This place is amazing. Seeing all the wildlife around the property is a real treat! Nice sized rooms, great for families. Both pools are awesome. The restaurant in the basement is also top notch, amazing food!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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KBD87 wrote a review Yesterday
Arkansas1022 contributions384 helpful votes
We had our first stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge as we check our 10th Disney property off the list. It is a typical Disney resort: unique yet familiar. There is the magnificent lobby, the great restaurants, the arcade, the pool area, great fitness area and a wonderful room. We had the no view of the savanna with kitchen, 2 bathrooms, king bed and sleeper sofa and chair. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. There are lots of places to sit and watch the animals on property so if mobility is not a problem, I would save the money and walk to the viewing areas. The animals are a wonderful way to relax and sit for an hour or two. There is a community room and outdoor sports courts as well. Kidani is not as large as Jambo House lobby and restaurants but had everything we needed. Another great Disney property. We haven’t stayed in a dud yet!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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lynndav64 wrote a review Apr 2022
Ithaca, New York7 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely loved Jambo hated Kidani Our room was no lie at least a mile from check in, dark gloomy hall ways , was in a back corner I think like room 7655? Jambo 100 Percent can't wait to go back.... Kidani NEVER.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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acr7 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom186 contributions138 helpful votes
Tricky review to write as we spent very little time at the hotel given we wanted to maximise our time in the parks. Overall impression is that the hotel was pretty good - pool area was nice but busy and main lobby area was pleasant but quite dark. Felt the hotel was pretty much at capacity though and this was obvious with big queues at restaurants etc. We only had breakfast at the buffet restaurant once (which was ok) and had a few evening snacks, breakfasts etc as takeaways from Mara - again ok but expensive for what we got. Two disappointing aspects to our stay: (1) room was only made up once in a week and bins were not even emptied on the other days - unacceptable. And why? Short staffed, hangover from COVID - not really sure (2) we had a first floor room at the front of the hotel where the verandah over the walkway obscured the view to the extent that it was almost impossible to tell if it was night or day outside……not a huge issue as we spent very little time in the room but really quite poor and it would have been an issue had we been there more. We had been trying to book better room for months before our stay but were told no others were available. All in all a good stay but our experience with the accommodation was average compared to when we last stayed in Yacht Club 5 years ago.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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dawright0310 wrote a review Apr 2022
Georgetown, Kentucky109 contributions57 helpful votes
Love the hotel. The issue leading to the lower score is this. Thursday evening was a RunDisney night event. In addition, it was a DVC member night at Epcot. Many guests did not get back to the resort until the 1:00-2:00 AM window, including me. My checkout was Friday at 11 AM-mousekeeping pounded on the door, waking me up at 8:00 AM asking me what time I was leaving. I would have liked to sleep longer than 5-6 hours and to be woken up early after late night events is unaccaptable. The hotel also needs a food court/quick serve dining location like the other Disney resorts-the trek to the main lodge got old after awhile.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Becky N wrote a review Mar 2022
York, United Kingdom35 contributions74 helpful votes
First stay at AKL, the room was excellent with the savanna view. Would highly recommend getting a savanna view room, it is definitely worth waking up to the giraffes, zebras and other animals roaming around. The hotel was beautiful, excellent food choices. The only 2 negatives for us were the complete lack of housekeeping for a 2 week stay. We only saw housekeeping once and that was the day we checked out and they asked when we were leaving. The other was how far out the hotel is and how it always felt like we were stuck waiting ages for buses with a big queue to get on the buses back to the hotel. It actually took us over an hour one evening to get to Hollywood studios which caused us to be late for our reservation at Ogas. The staff were all lovely though and contacted the cantina to inform them we would be late because of Disney transportation.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: The hotel is massive, request a room by the lobby if possible. Try to leave a little extra time...
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RFBurton wrote a review Mar 2022
Nashville, Tennessee16 contributions3 helpful votes
The animals were so fun to watch each morning. The 2-bedroom villa was perfect for us. The only reasons I can’t give it 5 stars is because our villa wasn’t ready until 6 pm. It was a 4 pm check in, so we were stuck waiting for hours with 2 tired kids. We got zero apology on, which was disappointing considering how much it costs to stay. The buses to Animal Kingdom from Hollywood Studios are practically non-existent, so after quite a wait, we just got an Uber. I’ll have better expectation management if we choose to stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Ann wrote a review Feb 2022
Columbia, South Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
We love to wake up and see animals enjoying their breakfast, and we see them throughout the day too. I enjoy the parking under the building (Kidani Village) in the shade and close to our unit. Bus transportation wherever we want to go 'in the world' works great. It's close to scoot off property by car to Wal-Mart etc. out the back way. Pools were under renovation so we can't speak to that, and besides it was too cold for us to use the pools anyway (50s F). We also love the tiles in the bedroom shower and the single fold out chair/bed in the living room. Excellent place for an exchange, although Disney is dropping RCI at the end of 2023.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Katrina O wrote a review Feb 2022
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Let me first say all the wonderful things then I will talk about my disgust. Animal kingdom is my favorite resort. I will take the extra travel time to the parks in exchange for how quiet and beautiful this resort is. We live the restaurants. Pools and all the animals. The on-site guest service is amazing. And are on top of things. Corey is so delightful and so Easy to talk to. We arrived after dark and we’re assigned a top level 2 bedroom lock off room. The next morning we realized how high we really were and noticed that our grand daughter could squeeze herself through the balcony bars. I address this concern with the front desk ,they were able to move us the following day to a lower room. The next morning we had our luggage waiting for bell service move to the new room. Our bands did not work for the new room. Went back to front desk waited had the bands reset still did not work. Returned back to the front desk. This time they work. ( technology, I get it no big deal) Got settled in a within 30 minutes I noticed I forgot a bag. I immediately called and then went to the front desk to see if I could get access to the room. I was told no. Was handed a card for lost in found. I filed a report. I also check in with the front desk daily. The bag I left contained gifts for my grandkids and new toys to keep them occupied. $300 + worth of items. I gave the front desk Ans the most and found claims the exact location the bag was left. The bag was never “located” Our grand total for our room only stay was $6500 for the 2 bedroom lock off Savannah view. The room we moved from had to be move out/in cleaned. Detailed if you will. That means every things has to be pristine for the next guest. Nothing left behind. Any item no matter how small that a guest leaves needs to get turned into lost and found. Was the room not clean throughly or was the bag stolen? What ever the case it is disgusting. I’m also disappointed that mousekeeping is able to go into a room remove garbage and used towels but can service a room. And no discount is being offered? They should be able to at least make beds and spray freshener. One night the thermostat stopped working on the studio side. We were given really loud box fans and the tired to fixed it that evening but were not able to. Luckily we were able to open the doors from our room and some of the Cool air was able to flow into that room. The following night our AC stopped working completely. It was 83 degrees in our room. We had a 2:30 AM wake up time the next morning for the marathon. They were in our room past 9pm working on the unit. I get there are some things that are out of the control of the resort and some peoples hands. Instead of waisting valuable time waiting in line soaking up vacation time with my family I opted to wait until I returned home to reach out to guest relations. I have emailed them several times. Called and the can keeps getting kicked. Each time I’m told a different time frame. I have never written a bad review but this time Disney has gone to far. We are beginning to feel that the only ones they want to keep are APs or DVC members. Think about that ! Why do they always ask when checking you out any where on site, are you an annual pass holder or DVC ? Trust me if they are they will let you know? I sure hope Disney reads this and gets back to me. Holding my breath at this point!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
Which popular attractions are close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Nearby attractions include Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe (0.2 miles), Dino-Sue (0.2 miles), and Viva Gaia Street Band! (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jiko - The Cooking Place, Sanaa, and Boma - Flavors of Africa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village have airport transportation?
Yes, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.