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  • On Mar 24, 2022
    Nicole from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Pre-Covid my favorite thing about staying at Kidani Village was the many activities offered in the daily itinerary. Everything from bead activities to face painting to cookie decorating was offered. Are these daily activities back in action?

    Jambo, Nicole! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question.

    This summer, you will be arriving at the beautiful, lantern-lit lobby of Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, ready to begin your next wild adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth! How exciting! I LOVE Kidani Village, and it is one of my favorite Disney Vacation Club Resorts. Not only does it feel as if you've been transported to a gorgeous African village on the savanna, but also, the Resort is home to some of my favorite dining experiences and recreation offerings in all of Walt Disney World Resort. You can have the most magical and memorable vacation here without ever even leaving the Resort! I had another fantastic stay here this January, so let's chat about the current Resort activity offerings!

    While events and activities are returning to Walt Disney World Resort all the time, and the Recreation Activities Guide at Kidani Village can change month to month, when I was there in January 2022, the bead activities and face painting had not yet returned to Kidani Village. But Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries!" There are still SO many amazing Resort Activities at both Kidani Village and Jambo House for Guests of every age to enjoy. When you arrive at the Resort, snap a picture of the Recreation Activities Guide posted in the hallway near the lobby and Johari Treasures. That way, you'll have easy access to the activities and schedules on your mobile device. Let me tell you about a few of my favorite Resort activities that are currently offered!

    The Animal Enrichment program is incredible! Here, you can help an Animal Keeper by making your own fun little puzzle feeders for the animals. How awesome is that?! This activity was only occurring on Saturdays when I was there, so, be sure to check the schedule and plan accordingly. Don't miss this one! Another awesome animal-centric activity is Off the Path, where you view the Pembe Savanna with a guide. Lastly, be sure to stop by the Sunset Overlook for Night Vision views of the animals! This is THE place for animal lovers, and you are sure to have a ROARING good time with these activities!

    Be sure to stop by the Community Hall at Kidani Village for arts and crafts (even cookie decorating!), billiards and games. Don't skip Simba's Activity Center at Jambo House to design your own African jewelry and ceramics, as well as more arts and crafts. Just be aware that some of the arts and crafts might require a small fee. If you don't feel like making the wild trek over to Jambo House or if the weather is not cooperating, remember that there is a Resort-to-Resort shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off right in front of the lobby!

    Right now, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, there is also an oh-so-fun Resort Scavenger Hunt and a 50th Anniversary Celebration S'mores kit for purchase at the nightly campfire! After the campfire, catch a Movie Under the Stars!

    Lastly, did you hear that the Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has returned?! Don't forget to book this amazing excursion 60 days before your arrival. I can't wait to do this!

    Nicole, I am wishing you the most unforgettable upcoming wild adventure full of fun and pixie dust! Stop by any time with any questions!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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