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Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

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Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
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New York City, New York
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288 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Slightly disappointed this time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been here before and have loved this resort. I still love it but there were a few things on this trip that were a little distressing. There is only one pool in Kidani and it was pretty busy for January. They do not have a quiet pool like some of the other DVC resorts. Also my savannah view room had very limited viewing of the animals. We saw one giraffe, some wildebeasts and 1 ostrich. Most of the other animals were in other areas or too far away for viewing from our balcony. I love the theme of this resort. It has a nice feel and you really do think you are in Africa. However be aware that the resort is rather dark and so is the room. It is hard to get adjusted to that and it is difficult to figure out how to control all of the lighting in the room. I would return here because it is just so calming and more peaceful then some of the other disney resorts. The parking garage is underground and that has its pros and cons. I have not eaten in the restaurants in kidani or jambo house but everyone says they are all excellent. The staff is usually very accommodating here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

We loved everything about this hotel stayed 1st week of dec and it was amazing. We had a two bedroom savanah view and it was just beautiful and very spacious. We were sorry we did not spend more time at this resort, next time we definitely will. This is our home resort and we will gladly stay here every year. We have stayed in almost every deluxe resort and this is our favorite by far. .

Room Tip: 7934 was excellent
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

As with most things that are affiliated with Disney, the customer service was amazing and the pricing was baffling. We lucked out with pricing by purchasing DVC points through a 3rd party vendor which allowed for us to book the rooms here for the price Disney would typically charge for a moderate resort. Otherwise there'd be no way we'd be able to stay here. Since it was a DVC room, we didn't really get to experience the house keeping during our stay but we can say that the rooms were wonderful and clean when we came in plus there was an efficiency kitchen that is helpful should you wish to cook something and cut down on food costs at Disney. The bed was smaller than we expected but they were very comfortable. Because of the location, you can wait a long time before a bus servicing this hotel gets to you. One quirk of this location is that the rooms are spaced VERY far apart so if you're not near the lobby, you will be walking a long time to get to your room. (This can be an issue if you're tired from walking around the parks all day and you find out upon getting to your room you have to return to the lobby to get something from the store)

Room Tip: Try to get a room as close to the lobby as you can. Your legs will thank you at the end of the day.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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burlington nj
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Hello everyone! My family and I went to Disney for the Christmas holiday, we stayed at Kidani Vilalge (Animal Kingdom) we had such a nice time. The villas over there are really nice. I really appreciated the fact that they had 2 bathrooms in there 1 bedroom villas. it was a good thing to have in the morning with kids. The Buses were always on time, and they had shuttle buses to take you to and from Kidani over to Jambo house that ran every 15 minutes. Some days we walked over and that was ok as well. All in all I really liked the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, PA
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

This was the 4th year staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village for the January Disney Marathon Weekend. As with the previous times, everything was top notch. The few "new" differences from previous stays - check in was supposed to be faster and more convenient if you do online check-in and simply pick-up your room keys at a designated desk. However, we were met at the front door by a cast member who "helped" us with check-in instead. This seemed to be slightly longer and a bit more of a production than the standard check-in used to be. Everything else throughout the stay in relation to the resort was outstanding. Room entry was updated to the new RFID system. Although we never had issues with the magnetic strips in the past, the new card entry is much easier.

Room Tip: It's well worth it paying extra for a Savannah view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lukac7
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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Spent MLK weekend there with my kids. It had been a few years since I stayed there, and I had forgotten how incredible the resort is. We had a partial view of the savannah so we saw a lot of different animals. My kids loved it.

The room was nice. The bathroom was spectacular.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the savannah.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

A one bed villa with savanna views, where else could be better to spend Christmas?
The one bed villa was more than big enough for the four of us with two bathrooms, kitchen and lounge area. The hotel is very well put together as you would expect from Disney and you really get the African feeling throughout, the food in the Asian themed restaurant Is great and to wake up with Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeast and Antelpoe outside your balcony was amazing.
With busses to all the parks unning all day getting about could not be easier.

Room Tip: Go for a savanna view it's worth the extra if you have children, but if you are not planning to...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeremy B
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Property: Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
Address: 3701 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village 4*
Number of rooms: 493
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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