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Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Lodge receives AZA Accreditation

We’ve written frequently about the animal care team at Walt Disney World and how they’re rock stars doing important work preserving threatened and endangered species through the species survival plan, veterinary care, conservation and educating the public about the animals under its care and everyone’s… Read More »Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Lodge receives AZA Accreditation

Limited Time Rhino Art at Animal Kingdom Lodge for a good cause

It’s an exhibit that is sure to get its point across in the end. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is hosting a unique showcase of Rhino art from the Horns and Heroes Project, a non-profit organization started by Disney’s Animal, Science and Environment Cast Members. The… Read More »Limited Time Rhino Art at Animal Kingdom Lodge for a good cause

Celebrity Spotting: Shakira pals with Mickey Mouse

In the new animated Disney feature “Zootopia,” popstar Shakira plays Gazelle, a popstar who works to unite the animal residents of the metropolis in peace via dance and song. In real life Shakira is an activist for civil rights, providing schooling for impoverished children in… Read More »Celebrity Spotting: Shakira pals with Mickey Mouse

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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