off-site hotel to Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Oh sweet baby Jesus it was good to be in our DVC happy place!
While we own at AKV we'd never stayed at Kidani Village, only Jambo House. We primarily picked Jambo because of the Value Category for rooms. On this trip though we had nine people in our Two-Bedroom, so we liked the idea of the extra sleeper chair and the third full bathroom.
We loved our room. We got a standard view two-bedroom around 7940. Officially the view was off the pool area, though that was difficult to see through trees and the buildings around the pool area. But the awesome part was we were on the edge of the Pembe Savanna. So one end of our balcony (Master side) we saw the pool while the other end (Two-queen room) we saw the savanna. Best of both worlds and we only had to pay the standard point rate. One downside of that spot if you saw the fence surrounding the savanna that you do not see in a normal savanna view room, but we were OK with that.
Once we checked in we took my sister and soon-to-be brother-in-law to the Magic Kingdom for Wishes and The Magic, The Memories and You show. It was the first time we saw the latter and it was awesome! The effects the placed on that castle are ridiculous! If you have not seen it yet run, don't walk, to the Magic Kingdom right now.
Late that evening my Aunt and Uncle from Nevada joined us. They had not been to Disney World in over 20 years and they were blown away! We got a scooter from Walker Mobility for my Uncle and they were absolutely top notch in getting it to us. One piece of advice though if getting a scooter while staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge-- specify what building you are in. Our scooter was delivered to Jambo, so we had to take a quick shuttle ride over to pick it up.
Monday and Tuesday we hit up Magic Kingdom (Monday) and Hollywood Studios (Tuesday). Tuesday evening we had dinner at 'Ohana and followed it up with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. We all had a great time and we made sure to pick up a Dole Whip on that way out of the party for my lovely bride.
Speaking of my lovely bride-- she is giving away a Disney Cruise Vinylmation to a randomly selected new follower of her Facebook Page. Check it out, click "like", and you will be entered in to the contest!