Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On May 7, 2021
    Ashley from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are we able to visit Animal Kingdom Lodge to see friends, without reservations for dinning?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Ashley. We're so glad you stopped by with this question!

     I think you're asking about visiting friends at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, as Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge hasn't reopened quite yet. At this time, day Guests (Guests who are not staying overnight) must have a confirmed dining reservation to be visiting any hotel that's part of the Disney Resorts Collection. But not to fret! I have a few suggestions so that you can arrange a visit with your friends. 

     Sanaa, my absolute favorite dining location in all of Walt Disney World Resort, is located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. I very much recommend checking for last-minute dining availability! This is the perfect place to gather with friends. What could be better than refreshing cocktails, an order of the Indian-Style Bread Service to share, and incredible views of African animals on the Sunset Savanna?

     Another solution is to meet up with your pals at Disney Springs. This destination has lots of dining options to choose from, whether it's food-truck style or fine dining. Even better, there are no costs for admission or self-parking!

     I hope this was helpful, Ashley. Please let us know if you have any other questions about the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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