• On Mar 9, 2021
    Charleen from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m staying at Kidani Village May 7-9, 2021 and transferring to Boulder Ridge Villas on the 9th. How does Disney handle transportation to different resort? Are there other restaurants for meals at Kidani as no table reservations were available for the 7th

    Hello Charleen!

    Welcome to planDisney! A split-stay, where you vacation at more than one resort is a great way to experience more of the magic of the Disney Resort Collection. You'll have a greater variety of dining options to enjoy and get to experience two different pools and themes during your vacation! We often do a split-stay and had a similar situation this past October. Even with Covid-19 precautions, we had a smooth transition from one resort to the other.

    Disney's Bell Services will transfer your luggage to your second resort for you. You can either call them to come to your room, or you can bring your luggage to the Bell Services desk. Luggage transfers usually happen between 10 AM and 3 PM, so be sure to keep essentials for the day with you. There is not a guaranteed time that your bags will arrive at the second resort so please keep this in mind. Usually, our bags have been available by late afternoon or early evening. While Disney will transfer your luggage for you to your new resort, they do not provide direct resort to resort transportation for Guests. You would need to make the journey on your own. What we usually do is check-out of the first resort, and have Bell Services transfer our luggage. We then head out for a fun day of magic and adventure in the theme parks! At the end of our day, we head to our new resort! Upon arrival, you can pick up your luggage from Bell Services or request it be delivered to your room.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village offers table service dining at Sanaa. I would keep checking back if you would like to enjoy this delicious and exotic dining location. They are well known for their amazing bread service and I highly recommend it. People do cancel frequently, so something may open up. You can also find quick-service breakfast at The Mara at Jambo House, and grab-and-go items at the gift shop in the lobby of Kidani Village, Johari Treasures. Also, the Maji Pool Bar serves sandwiches and snacks from 11 AM through the dinner hour. If you are unable to secure a reservation at Sanaa, they are currently offering Mobile Order Carry-out, or you could consider a trip for dinner to Disney Springs where you will find a variety of amazing dining locations!

    Wishing you a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, Charleen! Please let us know if you have any additional questions, we are here to help!

    - Kate
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"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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