Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • On Aug 23, 2023
    Kerri from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the wine tasting at AKL JIKO restaurant available? Or will it be, for the holiday season,

    Jambo, Kerri! Welcome to planDisney. We're so happy you're here!

    I'm so glad to hear that you're going to be staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for your upcoming visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. This just happens to be one of my favorite resorts I've ever stayed at, from the animals roaming the savanna to the supply of Zebra Domes at my fingertips! This resort is also home to some of the best dining locations, in my opinion. Unfortunately, some experiences – including the Jiko Wine Tasting – have not yet returned at this time. Like you, I can't wait for similar experiences to return! I'd recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, which always seems to share these kinds of exciting announcements first. 

    However, you are more than welcome to make an advance dining reservation at Jiko - The Cooking Place during your stay. You'd be able to enjoy the legendary oak-grilled filet mignon paired with one of the South African wines for a truly incredible dining experience. You might also want to look into the Enchanting Extras available near Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort area! Take a look at the Starlight Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Savor the Savanna, or Up Close with Rhinos! While these aren't the same as the Jiko Wine Tasting, they'll give you a personalized experience sprinkled with a touch of adventure.

    I hope I was able to point you in the right direction today! And if you have any other questions, please visit us again. Kerri, we're happy to help!

    Hakuna Matata,
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