Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jun 24, 2015
    Nicole from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have an ADR for breakfast@Tusker House and an 5:45p dinner@ Sanaa for our AK day. Now second guessing if we will really want to stay that long on a hot day in August or just pass on Sanaa this time and head to Blizzard Beach instead?

    Hello, Nicole,

    Having just returned from a very hot week at Walt Disney World, I can totally empathize with you!  In fact, we, too, had reservations at Sanaa for mid-afternoon, but ended up arriving an hour earlier because we were just too beat from the heat after the morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Thankfully, Sanaa was able to accommodate our early arrival.  It is one of my favorite restaurants, and I would hate to have missed dining there.  Not only does it have deliciously unique food, but the ground floor views of the animals on the savannah are spectacular.  We watched two zebras playing and chasing each other, and it was hilarious. 

    If I were in your situation, I would actually hold onto the reservation at Sanaa for now.  As your trip gets closer, start to watch the weather to let you make a more educated decision.  It could be a day filled with rain, so the park won't be as crowded or hot making it easy to spend the entire day there (there is so much to do!).  Also, if it is raining, you wouldn't want to visit Blizzard Beach.  You'll also find you have a better idea of what your energy-level is like once you begin your trip.  Just keep in mind the Disney Dining Cancellation Policy so you aren't charged if you do decide to cancel the reservation. 

    If you have any further questions, please let us know.  Wishing you a magical trip!  -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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