Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian
  • On Jun 17, 2014
    Kelly from ON Asked

    Staying at AK Kidani Villas (and a DVC member). Thinking about doing either the sunrise safari or the night safari. What are the highlights/specialties of each? Which would you choose?

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is one of the most exotic and culturally enriching vacation spots you'll come across at Walt Disney World Resort. It's our home resort and still my all time favorite place to stay. What better than seeing the majestic beauty of the animals from a savanna view!

    Sounds like you're into adventure, which is perfect for an up close thrilling night safari through the savanna. The after-dark one of a kind experience is exclusive to guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House and Kidani Village. So far only my husband and son Tech have been able take advantage of this adventure because guests have to be at least 8 years-old to participate.

    The exciting expedition takes about 1 hour and Tech thought it was super cool to use special night vision goggles to see the giraffes and zebras while riding in the rugged safari truck.

    On the flip side, rising when the animals do is considered a VIP safari. The 3-hour trck through the savanna at sunset is exclusive to Kilimanjaro Club Level Guests and requires admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. My fellow Disney Vacation Club Mom Mona Leigh says it was the most exciting adventure!

    On the day we planned to visit Animal Kingdom Park, we used a FastPass+ for the Kilimanjaro Safari. We LOVED the near 20-minute tour and saw a ton of animals along the way as we rode in an open safari truck. The best part is our entire family was able to experience this exciting ride through the savanna and we didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn.

    I hope you're able to experience the beauty and thrill of an up close look at the savanna during your stay!

    ~Juliette

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Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

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