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Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our first trip we stayed in Jambo house and this time we stayed at Kidani, we love everything about this resort. We stayed on the 5th floor far away from the lobby but I think you get a better view the farther you are from the lobby. The best time to see animals other than birds is between 10 & 11.

We loved our stay here. One of the newer properties on the Disney resort. Rooms are clean and tastefully decorated. Nice slow change of pace from the parks. Loved sipping coffee on the balcony, watching the animals every morning. One note, however- We did have a car for the visit. If you don't, you will need to use the Disney bus to see anything other than the hotel and its grounds. A Savannah view room is a MUST.

We stayed in a Savanna View room and absolutely loved it! What a treat to see all kinds of animals right off of our balcony. The room was a very nice size -- we had a queen sized bed as well as a pull out sofa bed. Our room also had a mini kitchen setup: mini fridge, microwave, and sink. We were able to take advantage of the resort pool and it was wonderful! There were water slides and play areas for all ages to enjoy. There were also activities through out the day and a shuttle that transfers you to the main building.

this was really fun, a beautiful resort. the hospitality was great, I felt at home I really loved it, and so did my whole family. I recommend this hotel is you are staying in Disney World. have fun here.

Extremely nice, spacious room with views of "African" savanna populated by animals. Staying on Disney property provides extras such as airport transfers with buggage service. Minutes from Disney's Animal Kingdom with newly opened Pandora.

We have been diehard Wilderness Lodge fans, and Mom had a fit when we changed our reservation to the AK Kidani Village. But this is now our favorite hotel! Our savannah view room was amazing, and even though it is quite a walk from the lobby to our room, mom never complained. She enjoyed her tea on her balcony and watched the giraffes and zebras every morning. She already has us booked for next year!

I babysat overnight for my grandchildren at this lodge while their parents attended a wedding. The spacious villa was huge with a gigantic master bathroom as well as a full bathroom off the full kitchen area. Wildlife viewing from the balcony was amazing. There were two reasons I didn't give five stars. First, it is a loooooooong hike from the lobby to higher numbered rooms. The worst was the pull out sofa that was super thin and uncomfortable. Suspecting that might be the case, I brought my own inflatable mattress!

I will preface my review with letting everyone know that I am a Disney Vacation Club member. We stayed here for 10 days in late Oct. 2017. It was our first stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge resort. Wow. Just wow. We did advanced check in and were notified by text our room assignment prior to arriving at the resort. We went directly to our room and as we entered and were taking in the African village theme, we were totally amazed when we walked out on the balcony to see giraffes and zebras grazing just outside of our room. We sat and took in the views until the bell hop arrived with our luggage. And there wasn't a day that Megan and I didn't spend some time just relaxing and watching the animals roam and graze. In a very busy Walt Disney World, this was a very welcome slow down. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful the entire stay and the room and property was extremely clean. This is the caliber of quality that I don't mind paying Disney prices for. The selection of dining on property (Boma, Jiko and Sanna) are excellent and I will be entering reviews of them separately. There is enough on site demonstrations and cultural immersive events that you could devote a few days at the resort and not ever miss the crowds the parks. When compared to other resorts, the feel is much more relaxed. Ive read many people online that complain it takes a long time to get to the theme parks. We did not experience a longer than 20/25 minute bus ride to anywhere via Disney Transport busses. Most of our trips averaged 15-20 minutes. Highly recommended, especially for families with kids that love animals.

We stayed in a one bedroom villa with the savanna view and loved it. It has a full kitchen so I can make breakfast in the morning and dinner after visiting the park. There's a washer and dryer so I don't have to pack too much clothes. There's also two bathrooms. Every morning, I opened the curtains and see giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and more animals walking around. It's a beautiful sight. And there's no wildlife smell to disrupt you. They have a community hall where kids can play video games. You have to pay a fee for arts and crafts. There's also an arcade as well. If you book the Magical Express, you board on their bus and they they take you to the resort. Meanwhile they'll pick up your luggage from the airport and deliver it to the resort. It's a fantastic service.

Normally when I take my family we go to a Disney hotel resort, but this trip I decided to go with a one bedroom villa option. I won't ever go back to a normal hotel room, this was so much more comfortable. We had two bathrooms, a washer dryer and the biggest bathroom off the master that I have ever seen in my life!!! The property was just as nice as the Jambo House property, we had stayed there a few years ago.

3701 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Bay Lake, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. This 493-room, 4-star resort has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are Mighty Jungle Golf and Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course.


Dining

This resort is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 493 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, microwaves, and dishwashers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. Free self parking and paid valet are available, and there's also a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly resort include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1400 reviews