Our Studio Room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village

Have you ever done a split stay? A split stay is when you stay at two or more resorts/hotels during your single vacation. We did this at Disneyland last year (the Candy Cane Inn and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel) and most recently at Walt Disney World, where we stayed at Disney’s Pop Century and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village.

The big draw to staying at Kidani Village or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (the next resort over) is having a view of the animals on the savanna from your balcony. We didn’t splurge on this however. Our view was the front of the resort, near the bus stop. Doesn’t sound too great huh?

 

Well this was our view:

We sat out here a few nights, having cocktails and wishing we could never leave.

Here are photos of our studio room at Disney’s Kidani Village.

Disney's Kidani Village Studio
The Studio rooms are the smallest of the DVC (Disney Vacation Club) rooms. This particular room will sleep 4 people. Two on the Queen bed, and two on the fold-out sofa. Being as it was just the two of us, we didn’t have to mess with the sofa at all. The bed was quite comfy, although smaller than we’re used to since we have a King bed at home.

Now the bathroom area.

Kidani Village Bathroom

This sink and shower are located in its own room. (I love the added makeup mirror.) From here there is a door on the left that leads to a room that is basically a small, bare room with just a toilet in it. It could use something to jazz it up a bit, design-wise. But it definitely serves its purpose!

Kidani Village Bathroom

(And I didn’t even realize that this awesome toilet photo was blurry until I got home from vacation.)

Also in a studio room here at Kidani Village is a closet with some ironing equipment and a safe.

Kidani Village iron and safe

And then an extra sink with a microwave, toaster, coffee pot, plates, glasses, and a mini fridge. A side note, most Disney resort rooms do not have microwaves in them. The DVC resorts do. If you need the use of a microwave in the other resorts you will have to use one in the food court area.

Kidani Village Studio kitchen area

And of course this is a Disney resort that has interior hallways. The value and moderate resorts are “motel style” meaning your room door opens to the outside world.

Kidani Village’s room doors leads you to a hallway that looks like this:

Kidani Village also has an underground parking garage, which is unique for a Disney resort.

I have many more photos from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village to share in another post. We dined at Sanaa Lounge, walked around the grounds, went swimming, and got to use the night-vision goggles to look out over the savanna.

We really enjoyed our 5-night stay at this resort. At first I was disappointed that we weren’t staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is about a 10-minute walk from Kidani Village. Animal Kingdom Lodge is much bigger, has bigger shops, and more restaurants, including my favorite, Boma. While taking the bus to the parks one day, guests at Kidani Village were picked up first, and the few of us had our choice of seats on the empty bus. When the bus went over to Animal Kingdom Lodge to pick up those folks, there were at least 40 people at the bus stop. When I saw that I was quite happy to have stayed at the “quieter” resort. (Not that staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House isn’t on my list!)

Would we stay here again? Of course!

August 14, 2017

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