• On Apr 18, 2018
    Caroline from ON 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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    Staying at AoA and debating a lunch/supper visit to Sanaa or Boma at AKL. Is this worth time away from the AoA pool or parks? If Im not a AKL hotel guest, what else at AKL is worth seeing or what do I have access to? Traveling with kids aged 7 and 10.

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Caroline. We're glad you stopped by!

     I love that you asked this question because it's one on a topic near and dear to my Disney loving heart - Sanaa. This fabulous restaurant is my family's absolute favorite! We never make a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort without a stop by Sanaa for dinner. We've only stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge once, so we are regularly traveling from another Resort hotel to Kidani Village just for a dining reservation. It's worth the trip every single time! Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is just stunning. The lobby in Jambo House, with its thatched ceilings and real African artifacts on display, is a sight to behold on its own. You'll find Boma on the first floor of Jambo House and it's equally beautiful as the lobby. Sanaa is just a short walk away at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. I'm happy to tell you that as a visiting Guest of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, there's plenty to enjoy during your visit! The last time we were at Sanaa, my kids chatted with an Animal Specialist on the boardwalk overlooking the Sunset Savanna just outside the restaurant, they played traditional African children's games with a Cultural Representative in the Kidani Village lobby, and as a family, we learned about life in Kenya while listening to a presentation in the lounge area. It was unforgettable! 

     I hope this was helpful, Caroline. If you have any other questions about visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, please let me know!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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