Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On May 31, 2009
    Sara from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning a Sept. vacation with parents. Would like to stay at AKL. ? My mom has trouble with oriental food. Even the smell makes her sick. I know this resort has a oriental type restaurant. Does the smell from the restaurant overpower the whole resort?

    Hi, Sara!  The two main restaurants at Animal Kingdom Lodge are Jiko and Boma, neither of which feature Asian cuisine.  Both restaurants have foods with more of an African flair, and if you smell anything from the restaurant, it always seems to remind me of a barbecue more than anything else.

    At Kidani Village, home of the Disney Vacation Club's Animal Kingdom Villas, they have recently opened Sanaa, a restaurant that features Indian cuisine.  I have not been to Sanaa yet, but my family and I frequently visit local restaurants that feature food from India, and the aroma is definitely not the same as the local Chinese, Japanese, Thai, or Vietnamese restaurants, so I would think your mom would be fine.

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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