Posted by: spectroswdwblog | May 23, 2009

Good Food Great Times

We left the room yesterday around 4:00pm to head out for dinner. Kim and I spent some time in the great lobby here at the Animal Kingdom Lodge before heading out to dinner at Sanaa located in Kidani Village. If you are not familiar with Animal Kingdom Lodge layout here it is 411. The original resort used to be 100% resort hotel. A few years ago they remodeled the rooms on the 5th floor and made them part of the Disney Vacation Club. On May 1st they opened up Kidani Village. This is a new building with its own check in area, restaurant, and pool but it is part of the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is all DVC. The main Animal Kingdom Lodge is now called the Jambo House. The Downtown Disney bus stops over at Kidani after stopping at Jambo House and all of the theme park buses stop at Jambo House after stopping in Kidani. The walk to the resort is not that far. It only took us about 10 minutes to walk back from dinner.

Dinner at Sanaa was great.  The restaurant was themed like and outdoor African market and well decorated.  Large arch windows alow for viewing animals that are right outside the restaurant.  The dining room was far nicer than I expected for a moderately priced sit down location.  The menu is not your typical steak and seafood.  For the less adventurous there is a strip steak offered. Kim had Chicken cooked in the tandoor oven and I had the spice-crusted Cornish game hen.  Both were really good and well seasoned.  There is no question that we will return on another trip. I should give a shout out to our waiter Ken, amazing service and more importantly in a place like Sanaa, knew the menu. In a location specializing in such unusual offerings a knowledgeable server is a necessity.

After Dinner the sun was out and the rain was gone.  We checked out the resort, including the pool area which is really cool but the pool looks small for the amount of rooms this resort will have once it is fully open.  There is still a section that is not finished.

We went over to Port Orleans Resort Riverside to see Bob Jackson’s show.  We were meeting our friends that we met at Magic Meets , Jim and Marie, over in the bar.  They are spending 2 nights before their cruise on Sunday.

Bob Jackson was as fun as ever. We had him take our picture so we will be on his Facebook page on Sunday.  If you have never checked out his show you owe it to yourself to head over to Riverside to see him. 

“Are you sure my hair isn’t messed up”
  Bob Jackson

Dinning Room

Kidani Village Entrance

Kidani Village Entrance

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