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  • On Jun 22, 2021
    Jay from NY Asked

    Can my party access Disney Beach Club to eat at Beaches and Cream even if we are staying at Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom?

    Hello Jay!

    Welcome to planDisney! It sounds like you have some great plans already lined up for your trip. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is an excellent choice. It is actually one of my family’s Home Resorts with our Disney Vacation Club Membership, and even after more than a dozen years, it is still a family favorite. We find the spacious rooms make everyone happier on vacation, and the details and theming of this resort make you feel as if you have been transported to another time and place! There is something magical about coming home from a busy day in the parks to the sound of soft drumbeats and beautiful lanterns of Kidani Village.  

    If you’d like to journey back from safari for ice cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is open to anyone with an Advance Dining Reservation. But currently, the walk-up ice cream window has not reopened. Guests staying at a Disney Resort Collection Hotel like you, may make Advance Dining Reservations for their entire length of stay at 6 AM Eastern Time, 60 days before check-in. As Beaches & Cream tends to be very popular, I would make reservations right at 6 AM, exactly 60 days before your check-in. Try to schedule your Beaches & Cream visit later in your trip to find more table availability.

    If your trip is coming up soon and you don’t currently have an Advance Dining Reservation for Beaches & Cream, I would continue to check back regularly. As the trip approaches, other Guests may cancel, especially in the 24 to 48 hours before a reservation. So keep checking, you never know what may appear! If you were just wanting ice cream to-go, and not a meal, check out BoardWalk Ice Cream. Located right across Crescent Lake at Disney's BoardWalk, you can order carry-out sundaes from this new location. Top Secret Info - (okay, not really) It is the same ice cream brand as Beaches & Cream!

    I hope this information helps with your planning! Please let us know if you have any additional questions before your visit, Jay, we love talking Disney and are here to help!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"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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