Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Sep 13, 2020
    Shelby from MD Asked

    Which restaurants will be open at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas on November 2020? Are there coffee makers in the Villas? Is all Disney transportation operating normally?

    Jambo, Shelby and welcome to planDisney!

    Shelby, I am thrilled to chat with you about your upcoming trip. My family and I were able to stay a few nights at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village in August and I hope that our experiences can help in your planning. I can tell you firsthand that while there are a few differences since Walt Disney World Resort is still in its phased reopening, the Magic is there and waiting for you. 

    First, let's talk about your coffee needs! Shelby, I'm happy to report that YES, you will find full size drip-style coffee pots in all of the Villa options. Shelby, while my morning doesn't officially start until I have that first sip of coffee, I never skip breakfast and when we visited Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village, we took advantage of the quick-service breakfast at Sanaa. With its innovative menu and gorgeous views of the animals, this restaurant is one of my favorites at Walt Disney World and is currently open and welcoming guests. For dinner and lunch, Sanaa is table-service and I recommend advanced dining reservations. Shelby, I can't get enough of the Indian-style Bread Service

    Now, if you are lounging pool side and want a quick bite, stop by the Maji Pool Bar for a selection of snacks, sandwiches and drinks. Shelby, make sure to keep an eye on the time because the pool bar stops serving at 7:00 PM. You are also able to pick up some pre-packaged snacks and drinks at Johari Treasures. I discovered zebra domes in the refrigerator case and don't mind sharing that we enjoyed those as a bedtime snack every night! 

    Next, since you asked about transportation, you will find that Disney Bus Transportation is open and available from Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas to all four parks and Disney Springs. When we are at Disney Springs, my husband's favorite spot to grab a drink and a few appetizers is Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar. We love how highly themed this place is and are never disappointed. 

    Shelby, I hope this helps as you are dreaming about your November vacation. Please come back and see us here at planDisney with any other questions you might have. 

    Hakuna Matata! 
    Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney World Resort questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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