• On Jan 15, 2017
    Andrea 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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    Going for lunch at Sanaa for the first time. Planning to take the bus from AK. How far is the restaurant from the bus stop at AKL? How long should we leave for the journey. Thanks

    Hi Andrea,

    Sanaa is one of my family's all-time favorite Walt Disney World restaurants. You're in for a treat -- both with the food and the view of the savanna from the restaurant.

    The ride from Animal Kingdom to Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village takes just a few minutes, and the bus drops you off near the entrance to the lobby. Sanaa is across the lobby, down one flight of stairs. So you will arrive within minutes of exiting the bus.

    Because buses run approximately every 20 minutes, I always try to factor a 20-minute wait time into my travel estimate, just in case we arrive at the stop soon after the most recent bus has departed. So I would plan to be at the bus station outside Animal Kingdom 30-40 minutes before your Sanaa reservation.

    I hate feeling rushed. If you arrive early, there's an animal viewing area just outside the restaurant's hostess desk that's a great place to relax until your table is ready.

    One more bit of advice about Sanaa, Andrea: Don't miss the bread service, a variety of Indian-style breads with nine condiments for dipping. It's so delicious.

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if you have any other questions as your vacation nears. We love to help with advice on Disney dining, theme parks, transportation or any other part of your Walt Disney World visit. Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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