Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Dedicated buses, less expensive than most Deluxe Resorts, great on-site restaurants, 1 of the most gorgeous WDW resorts, Savanna View rooms have view of animals, on-site childcare for kids 4-12 available, during less busy times upgrades are often possible

Cons: Not within viewing or walking distance of any theme parks, Standard View could be disappointing, rooms are smaller than average Deluxe Rooms, on-site restaurants are African and may not appeal to everyone

Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Deluxe Studio - Standard ViewQueen4
Deluxe Studio - Savanna ViewQueen4
1 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing5
1 Bedroom Villa - Savanna ViewKing5
2 Bedroom Villa - Standard ViewKing9
2 Bedroom Villa - Savanna ViewKing9

Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village room prices

Date
Nightly Rate
Room Type

Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village resort map

Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • How to rent DVC points to stay in a Deluxe Villa and pay moderate prices
  • DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village Recreational Calendar

    Every Walt Disney World resort offers regularly scheduled activities for guests. The Recreational Calendars are published monthly and list everything that has been planned. Check out the Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village Recreational Calendar for the current month's schedule.

    Animal Kingdom Lodge Recreational Calendar

    How to get from Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village to anywhere at Disney World

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

    Breakfast

    Sanaa (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village - Sanaa (breakfast)

    Price (adult/child): $$15.00/$$9.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: 1 of the best Table Service restaurants at Disney World however breakfast is a Quick Service with the same savanna views

    Cons: Getting there can be kind of a chore if you aren't staying at the resort (driving is fastest, but you can take a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge and get off at the Kidani stop)


    Lunch

    Maji Pool Bar (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village - Maji Pool Bar (lunch)

    Price (adult/child): $9.00/$6.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Convenient spot to grab a drink and food, private dining menu available here

    Cons: Service can be slow


    Sanaa (lunch)

    Table Service

    Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village - Sanaa (lunch)

    Price (adult/child): $27.00/$9.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu

    Pros: 1 of the best restaurants at Disney World with great service, fantastic food (be sure to get the bread service!), and savanna views

    Cons: Getting there can be kind of a chore if you aren't staying at the resort (driving is fastest, but you can take a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge and get off at the Kidani stop)


    Dinner

    Sanaa (dinner)

    Table Service

    Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village - Sanaa (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $27.00/$9.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu

    Pros: 1 of the best restaurants at Disney World with great service, fantastic food (be sure to get the bread service!), and savanna views

    Cons: Getting there can be kind of a chore if you aren't staying at the resort (driving is fastest, but you can take a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge and get off at the Kidani stop)


    Everything Else

    Maji Pool Bar

    Quick Service

    Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village - Maji Pool Bar

    Price (adult/child): $9.00/$6.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Convenient spot to grab a drink and food, private dining menu available here

    Cons: Service can be slow


    Sanaa Lounge

    Table Service

    Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village - Sanaa Lounge

    Price (adult/child): $10.00/$10.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Nice ambiance, ability to grab a drink and order the super popular bread service that's also served inside the restaurant

    Cons: Getting there can be kind of a chore if you aren't staying at the resort (driving is fastest, but you can take a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge and get off at the Kidani stop)


    Dining options at Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Breakfast

    The Mara (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - The Mara (breakfast)

    Price (adult/child): $8.00/$5.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Nice spot to grab items to go or a hot breakfast, including Mickey waffles

    Cons: Gets very busy during peak times


    Boma Flavors of Africa (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - Boma Flavors of Africa (breakfast)

    Price (adult/child): $22.00/$12.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu

    Pros: Delicious food (one of the best restaurants at Disney World)

    Cons: Small tables that are often close together


    Lunch

    The Mara (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - The Mara (lunch)

    Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Wide variety of options on the menu, including the very popular Zebra Domes which make a tasty dessert

    Cons: Gets very busy during peak times


    Dinner

    The Mara (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - The Mara (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Wide variety of options on the menu, including the very popular Zebra Domes which make a tasty dessert

    Cons: Gets very busy during peak times


    Jiko – The Cooking Place (dinner)

    Table Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - Jiko – The Cooking Place (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $45.00/$14.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu

    Pros: One of the best restaurants at Disney World with delicious food and great ambiance

    Cons: Expensive (but to most people, it's worth every penny)


    Boma Flavors of Africa (dinner)

    Table Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - Boma Flavors of Africa (dinner)

    Price (adult/child): $41.00/$19.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

    Link to menu

    Pros: Fantastic food and a great way to sample African foods (save room for great desserts though, including the popular Zebra Domes)

    Cons: Small tables that are often close together


    Everything Else

    Uzima Springs Pool Bar

    Quick Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - Uzima Springs Pool Bar

    Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Standard bar menu available, as well as some African imports

    Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


    Victoria Falls Lounge

    Table Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - Victoria Falls Lounge

    Price (adult/child): $12.00/$0.00

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Quiet spot to grab delicious appetizers and a drink (including some African options)

    Cons: Disney Dining Plan credits not accepted


    Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar

    Table Service

    Sanaa (dinner) - Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar

    Price (adult/child): $10/$0

    Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu

    Pros: Extensive drink list, including a nice wine selection (many of them are from Africa)

    Cons: Limited seating