Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios! An amazing sight to see Why spend $10,000 or more on a Safari in Africa, when you can go to Disney's Animal Kingdom and spend less than half of that!
Every year thousands of people descend on Walt Disney World Florida and I am usually one of them.
Disney World happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. I have been to Walt Disney World almost EVERY year since I was in high school.
Now that I am in my 30's I still love the place. There really is something for everyone. At the Animal Kingdom park you can get up close to stunning creatures and have a great yet SAFE time doing it. I always say EVERYONE needs to experience Disney World at least once in their life.
One day I hope to be able to take a safari ride in Africa but until then I will continue my safari rides at Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom Lodge is my favorite #disney resort for a reason. An unbelievable array of millions of lights at the sadly past Osborne Family Lights. One of Disney's greatest mistakes, removing this phenom. Our #weekendgetaway was to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where we got up close and personal to some baby elephants playing in the water (we counted about four). The animals were surprisingly active, and we thought it was quite funny that the lions were just sleeping on top of rocks peacefully while it poured. The Dolphin and its sister property the Swan are within the Walt Disney World property. Keep in mind these are Starwood hotels not Disney hotels so... the process for getting any reservations, park passes or things like linking your fastpass are going to be a bit of a hassle. I have been here dozens of times over the past twenty years working various conventions and that's primarily the hotels specialty. Expect to see large groups of conventioneers with name badges taking over every little space and then all disappearing at once into workshop and general session meeting rooms. As a business meeting hotel it works... going to the parks ? Not my first choice.
As to being a #StunningStructure ... I am always impressed by the giant lotus flower fountains and clamshell waterfalls that balance out the pyramid on the Dolphin. The walk from the Swan to the Dolphin gives a wonderful view. Lined with majestic royal palms and mirror lakes on either side the property's landscaping certainly keeps up with the high bar set by its neighboring Disney properties. Hey, you're on vacation. Go ahead and have the mac and cheese hot dog :) Last time for the beautiful Osborne Family lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let them know if you're disappointed. Our annual summer trip to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where a lot of the animals were super close to our Mountains at Animal Kingdom. 🇱🇷 Just some Christmas in July. Animal Kingdom. I know zoo's aren't very popular these days but personally I enjoy Animal Kingdom and in particular the safari ride.
#disney #florida #disneyworld #safari #zoo #animal Pure adrenaline at the Lights Motor Action show. Mickey's Sorcerers Hat #disneymagic #florida #usa The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is a spectacular collection of holiday lights that one Arkansas family collected and donated to Disney World in Orlando.
The lights have been on display for 20 years every holiday season and will cease their annual celebration as of Jan. 3, 2016, so see it while you can!
The lights are in the Streets of American section of the park. Access is and are included with the regular admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
#lights
#holidays
#Disney
#amusement
#Orlando
#FLorida
#UStravel
#colorful #thetreeoflife amazing piece of engineering and art. Great morning hats off to Walt for finding the best talents to create his world. Mary Blair was a color genius. Don't miss the Indiana Jones stunt show, great entertainment and a nice shady spot to sit. Tip: get there a few minutes early and raise your hand for a chance to be an extra (speaking from 1st hand experience, it's lots of fun! ) I love this little discovery at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's tucked away in one of the most bustling areas of the park. What a happy message :) Morning explorations Scaaaaary! Pool side view of a beautiful Florida day. One day I will get to see real prayer flags in Asia, until then these will have to do!
#prayerflags #asia #disney One of my favourite rides, really enjoying all the new Star Wars additions to the park too.  Disney Tip: Visit the parks mid-week for smaller crowd sizes. #LifeAtExpedia Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to photograph in the evening, especially when there's a beautiful sunset as the backdrop. #lifeatexpedia #waltdisneyworld #animalkingdom Riverof lights depicting river ganga and mount everest india,Asia. Lightshow. A full school of exotic baby fish. An Italian eatery within Disneyworld's Hollywood Studios that's a refreshing change from the many other cafes that pepper the theme parks. The food is served hot and fresh off the stove, cooked just for your order. This is the Penne Alla Vodka with chicken, with Red Sangria and the Mama's Margherita in the background (2nd drink not mine :P) The spectacular Christmas lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios...literally millions of lights, accompanied by music and real snow. Well worth a trip to Orlando at Christmastime. As I was shooting this pic in Animal Kingdom, I visualized I was in Africa, where lions run free! Play with Woody, Buzz and their Toy Story friends in Beautiful lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World. This was a must on my bucket list. Got to love Disney Animal Kingdom.... Expedition Everest is not for the faint of heart. This is an awesome roller coaster that not only has twists, turns, and drops but also goes backwards. It also has amazing views of the greater orlando area.
#expeditioneverest
#mteverest
#asia
#animalkingdom
#disneyworld
#orlando Tree of life #green When I see Flamingos, I think of Florida. #EndlessSummer On the safari with the giraffes Which way did he go, George...which way did he go? the Muppetational fountain at Muppet Vision 3-D! Pandora Calm and composed ... I saw the yah-tee! Such an awesome BUT short ride Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Seeing the gate that marks the entrance into Disney World has brought joy to the hearts of countless children and adults Who doesn't love these guys?! Disney's Hollywood Studios #disneymagic #florida This little fella is perched atop a 2 Taken at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park early one morning. Catching a beautiful sunrise over expedition everest Safari sky evening in Orlando, FL 🦁🌳🐘 © HBR Just love this place 😁 Probably the coolest place I've ever been. Unique dining experience at #disneyworld Pandora Pandora Pandora Snapped!! G-Force Records Bert's Men's Fashions, BOGO. Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Disney World's Animal Kingdom Spotted a lion on the safari tour! No animals in this pic but I love the landscape! Clock at the train station. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Buzz Lightyear statue Pandora Entrance to Navi Pandora Pandora. world of avatar. Luminiscent landscapes. Preserve wildlife. GoGreen. Pandora at Disney World Th floating mountains of Pandora at Animal Kingdom. What an incredible world! Disney Animal Kingdom
Pandora Good atmosphere, fast service It's not in Africa but the closest thing :) Got up and close to some Giraffes During the rain my family and I had a ball relaxing in the eatery!! We laughed the whole time. A great pic to show something you don't see normally when you visit Disney World. Christmas at the Animal Kingdom at Disney Lake Buena Vista, FL - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Sunset Blvd - Art Deco Building Detail
Visit Sunset Blvd, eat at the Brown Derby, fly through space, watch Stormtroopers marching, see the Muppets, or hang out with Ariel. Your inner child will be brought to the surface by a visit to this park!
#Green Definitely my favorite out of all their theme parks! Can you find this restricted Customs area in Star Tours? As a Customs broker, anything related to Customs catches my eye....
photo by

Get an overview of this hotel4-star family-friendly resort near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
24-hour front desk

Near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Located in sunny Lake Buena Vista, this family-friendly resort is a 6-minute drive from Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and within 6 miles (10 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Oasis-style pool with waterslide

Inspired by traditional African cattle ranches, this elegant resort features an oasis-style outdoor pool with a 128-foot waterslide and 2 spa tubs. Flamingoes, zebras, giraffes, and birds live on 2 onsite savannas, and guests can dine in 4 onsite restaurants. WiFi is complimentary.

Free WiFi, private patios

All 493 rooms feature elegant safari-inspired decor, and offer home comforts such as free WiFi and flat-screen satellite TVs with satellite channels. Guests can enjoy views of the lush grounds from private balconies or patios.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a huge oasis-style outdoor pool with a 128-foot waterslide, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village also features a health club, 2 hot tubs, and an underwater experience for kids. There are also 2 savannas onsite, where guests can catch a glimpse of stunning birds and majestic wild animals. Guests can enjoy international cuisine at one of the resort's 4 restaurants, or unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free.

This family-friendly resort also offers a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room. A theme park shuttle and an area shuttle are complimentary for guests. Parking is available for a surcharge.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village has designated areas for smoking.

  • Express check-in 
  • Waterslide 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Children's pool 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 493 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free local calls 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village has 4 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a health club, a sauna, and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD $24.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD $33.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Animal Kingdom Kidani Village
  • Animal Kingdom Kidani Villas
  • Animal Kingdom Villas
  • Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
  • Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village Hotel
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas Kidani Village Hotel
  • Kidani
  • Kidani Village

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay:

  • First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required)
  • Extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required)
  • Complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks
  • Complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants
  • Complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms
  • Resort Hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences
Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?

Top Positive Review

Top Positive Review

Top Critical Review