Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Apr 11, 2021
    Rachel from TX Asked

    Hello! Coming in May from Texas. What time is best to go to Sanaa lunch @1140 or dinner @730? Which time are the animals more active?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to plan Disney, Rachel. We're just thrilled to hear you're planning another Disney vacation! You must be so excited. 

     Sanaa is my family's absolute favorite dining location in all of Walt Disney World Resort. With incredible food and amazing views, we never miss a chance to visit! In our experience, we've found the animals on the Sunset Savanna to be most active in the evening, especially so in the warmer months. For that reason, I recommend booking a dining reservation for 7:30 PM rather than at lunch. 

     The dinner menu at Sanaa features lots of delicious options to choose from. Whatever you order, be sure to start your meal with the Indian-Style Bread Service. With warm naan and nine accompaniments ranging from mild cucumber raita to spicy jalepeño-lime pickle, there's something on this yummy platter to please every palate! I also recommend the African Star Mojito. The non-alcoholic No-jito is just as refreshing! 

     If you have some time to spare before or after your dinner reservation at Sanaa, take a walk out onto the Savanna Overlook. This little hideaway is a boardwalk just beyond Sanaa's host podium. It offers up-close views of the African animals and super great photo-ops! There's always an Animal Specialist out there who is delighted to answer any questions you may have about the animals. My kids love spending time on the Savanna Overlook!

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

    Ashley
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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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