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You’ve packed your bags, picked out the best Savannah or Standard View Room, and you’re ready to kick-off your stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge – but what is there to do here when not visiting the Parks? Join Chad, Sandy, Amy, and Aaron as they rave about all the fantastic activities Jambo House and Kidani Village have to offer their guests. With two resorts to explore, Animal Kingdom Lodge has something for everyone, and by the end of this episode, you’ll be asking yourself – What Parks? Episode 185.
The theming at Animal Kingdom Lodge is some of the best in the Disney Vacation Club network. The activities and restaurant experiences it offers guests are unmatched by any other resort. Where else can you stay at a Disney Resort that makes you feel like you’re on a Safari and immerses guests with the cultures, sounds, and tastes of the African continent?
From the resort's animal experts, you can learn about the wildlife at the resort and on the African continent. Fill your days Savanna hopping between look-outs at the Pembe, Sunset, Arusha, and Uzima Savannas as you check the over 30 animal species off your wild-life spotting guide. Participate in wildlife information sessions, animal enrichment activities, dine with an animal expert and even book a ride on one of the many safaris offered to learn even more about the resort's fauna.
For foodies, Animal Kingdom Lodge offers fantastic, authentic dining opportunities between its buffet at Boma, the outstanding bread service at Sanaa, and ethnic flavoring to quick service favorites at the Mara. Not to mention the sweet deliciousness of the resort’s signature dessert – Zebra Domes. Why not sip lively libations at the Victoria Falls lounge or the Uzima Springs and Maji Pool Bars? Also offered are food tours and wine tastings.
Little ones will be thrilled to splash their days away at the Uwanja Camp water play area, Uzima Springs, or Samawati Springs Pools with their zero-entries and waterslides. For dryland play, check out the Hakuna Matata playground, Pumba’s Fun & Games Arcade as well as the community halls at both Jambo House and Kidani Village.
Ready to immerse yourself in the art of African cultures? African Art is used in the textiles and other decorations of guests' rooms and exhibits found throughout the resorts, along with African proverbs inscribed along the walls. Animal Kingdom Lodge boasts the 2nd most extensive African Art Collection outside of Africa! Why not take in an art tour or talk with one of the cultural ambassadors?
Tune in as Chad, Sandy, Amy, and Aaron walk you through even more of the activities that Animal Kingdom Lodge has to offer its guests. By the end of the show, we’re confident that you’ll be jumping at the chance to book your next stay here!
- Chad Pennycuff – Host and myDVCPoints Founder
- Sandy Symianick – Episode Producer, Show Notes Author, and Guest
- Amy Meeker-Taylor – Guest
- Aaron Del Prince – Guest
- Editor – David Kluber
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