Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage – Day 0

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Our Fantasy Maiden Voyage trip actually starts with a short trip to Walt Disney World…if we have to fly all the way across country we might as well visit the parks! This time we are staying at Animal Kingdom Kidani Village, in a savanna view studio. We figure what’s the point of staying at Animal … Continue reading "Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage – Day 0"
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December to Remember – Day 3

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Today’s big event was the Open House at one of the Grand Villas at Kidani Village. We arrived about 10:15, but other All Ears team members were already there and hard at work. The villa is two stories – there’s a nice living room area at the top of the steps on the second floor. … Continue reading "December to Remember – Day 3"
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Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge

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In December we stayed at the new Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village for the first time, and I’ve been meaning to post a follow-up of what I thought about it. There were a lot of things that I liked, but also several things that I didn’t. Since I have lots of photos of the room, … Continue reading "Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge"
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Holidays at WDW – Day 4

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We get up this morning…the morning that we are LEAVING Kidani Village…and of course all of the animals have suddenly found our savanna. Sheesh…they are as uncooperative as cats! The nyala (which we had not seen at all until this morning) were out grazing: And a pair of waterbuck were camouflaged in the brush: And … Continue reading "Holidays at WDW – Day 4"
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IN THE WILD: More than a new guestroom wing of Kidani Village, a Disney Vacation Club property, is scheduled to open Sept. 1

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IN THE WILD: More than a new guestroom wing of Kidani Village, a Disney Vacation Club property, is scheduled to open Sept. 1. The new Pembe Savanna, adjacent to the expansion, will treat Kidani guests to a rare look at okapis, a typically shy animal closely related to the giraffe. The distinctly marked okapis, along … Continue reading "IN THE WILD: More than a new guestroom wing of Kidani Village, a Disney Vacation Club property, is scheduled to open Sept. 1"
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Sanaa Brings Flavors of India, Africa To Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Fans of Jiko – The Cooking Place and Boma-Flavors of Africa have a new reason to dine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge as Sanaa debuts May 1 in the resort’s new Kidani Village expansion. (Editor’s Note: Disney previously released photographs of many of Sanaa’s new dishes, which you can find … Continue reading "Sanaa Brings Flavors of India, Africa To Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge"
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Disney Cruisin’ – Day 1 and 2

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We’re not actually cruising yet, but we are at least in Florida, so we are that much closer! We left San Diego this morning at the very civilized hour of 9:30. We usually have crack of dawn flights which require us to get up at 4 a.m. – instead we got up at our usual … Continue reading "Disney Cruisin’ – Day 1 and 2"
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MouseFest Sunday Part 1 December 2

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JAMBO! Reporting live from a one bedroom villa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom VIllas. The sun is starting to rise and that means the day is about to begin! The weather yesterday was beautiful… don’t know the temps, but very nice, not too hot, not too cold day. Later in the week when MF Land begins, … Continue reading "MouseFest Sunday Part 1 December 2"
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Animal Kingdom Villas

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We’re DVC members and spent the last three nights of our trip in the new Animal Kingdom Villas (AKV). We have not stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge in quite a while, but we get over there just about every trip to have dinner at Jiko or Boma or both. Back when they first opened up … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Villas"
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Quick Overnight to Walt Disney World

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I just got back from a quick trip to WDW and I do mean quick – less than 20 hours! I had a meeting to attend on Thursday, so I took advantage of the Southwest Ding fares to fly into Orlando on Wednesday evening. I had hoped to do some exploring once I checked in, … Continue reading "Quick Overnight to Walt Disney World"
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