Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Feb 19, 2020
    Alison from AL 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.

    I am staying at Kidani Village in Sept. 2020. I've heard that they are under heavy refurbishments right now. Do you know if they will be finished by the time of my trip?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Alison! We are glad to have you here! 

    I'm so excited to learn about your September stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village. This resort will transport you to the wilds of the savanna and is home to one of my favorite restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort: Sanaa. The Indian-style Bread Service is amazing and just like Timon and Pumba, the views are a perfect pairing.

    Thanks for bringing up a great question about renovations. Late last fall there was some construction happening around the resort including painting of exterior areas. While there was no official date given for a completion of this project, since it began last fall and you are not scheduled to arrive until September, I think you'll find most areas done, in tip top shape and with no inconvenience to guests.

    Alison, I will be crossing my fingers that all of the areas worked on will be done for your trip. And if I can make one more recommendation it would be to check out the Recreation Calendar. Available upon check-in, here you will find all you need to know about Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and the programs offered throughout the day and week. When my husband and I were here, we met with a Savanna Guide to learn more about animals before our lunch reservation. 

    I hope this helps as you're preparing for your upcoming trip. Best wishes for a vacation that is worthy of the King of the Jungle. 

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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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