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Okapi calf born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The population of Okapi in the world has just increase by one. Staff at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge celebrated the arrival of a rare okapi on October 1, 2018. With around 20,000 okapi left in the wild any birth is move in the right direction… Read More »Okapi calf born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Zootopia – Meeting the team in person

With a movie based on the animal kingdom, it made sense for Disney to host the promotional tour for Zootopia at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. That meant we Orlando locals also got an invite to sit at the table and share a few moments with the… Read More »Zootopia – Meeting the team in person

Celebrity Spotting: Adam Sandler has a Goofy moment

Funny man Adam Sandler and daughter Sunny Madeline (age 6) enjoyed a Goofy moment on Aug. 1, 2015 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge while vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort. Say what you want about his movies, he knows how to pick a vacation destination.… Read More »Celebrity Spotting: Adam Sandler has a Goofy moment

Review: Sanaa for Lunch

Do you see the Hidden Mickey at the entrance to Sanaa?

Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village is one of Walt Disney World Resorts hidden dining gems. We’ve been there a couple of times for dinner and enjoyed the Indian-African fusion cuisine thoroughly. When the opportunity came to grab a table for lunch we quickly made reservations.

Upon entering the restaurant we immediately saw one of the benefits of dining at lunch, you can see directly out to the savannah shared by Jambo House and Kidani Village. For much of the year, it’s dark out by the time dinner seatings start, so you don’t get to see the animals walk right by the restaurant while you’re dining. Giraffes, Cranes, Ostriches and more all passed by while we dined. That very much adds to the charm of Sanaa.

This bird was nesting right outside the window

Speaking of charm, service was outstanding from the greeting through to the delivery of the check. My only quibble was with the pace of delivery. Our appetizers took a long time to come out and then our entree followed almost immediately. Due to the nature of Sanaa’s ‘little plates’ feel, I didn’t mind it too much, it was must more flavors to consider and they made up for it with an extra portion of appetizer.

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The Moms of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and the crew at Disney’s Animal Kingdom wanted to show how several new mothers are celebrating a bit differently than the typical vacationing guest. For starters, they aren’t on vacation. They live at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.… Read More »The Moms of Disney’s Animal Kingdom