2009: Kidani Village, Bay Lake Tower and Treehouse Villas
Editor’s Note: This post is part 39 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat Beth Choisez, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.
Throughout 2009, new resort staying options were added to three popular Disney Deluxe Resorts: Kidani Village, Bay Lake Tower and The Treehouse Villas.
While Africa may technically be across the Atlantic, you can experience the African plain and villages when you visit Kidani Villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. With the animals outside many windows, this resort makes you feel like you are on safari. Located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, the pool has a zero entry in order to resemble a river. Jiko – the Cooking Place brings unique flavors to traditional dishes. Boma – Flavors of Africa is a buffet where you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. With a variety of fresh foods, it is a great way to try something new but save room for desert. Finally, there is no better way to end a day of vacation than touring the resort and seeing the animals at night.
If your idea of the perfect hotel room is less-safari, more-Tarzan, The Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is your dream vacation resort. Located next to Downtown Disney, you can take a short boat ride over to the shopping and dining plaza. Want to spend an evening relaxing by the pool? The quiet pools have barbecue and picnic tables with a washer and dryer in the adjacent building, which makes it truly feel like home. You can also take advantage of the amenities at Saratoga Springs including a spa day or even a round of golf or two. The Treehouse Villas can accommodate up to nine guests, so it is a perfect spot to have a family reunion and everyone can be a child at heart.
Did you ever want to look out your window and watch the fireworks at Magic Kingdom? Or maybe stroll to the Magic Kingdom for a morning of Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain and it’s a small world, and then back for the afternoon by the pool? If so, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a great location to stay. The pool area is enclosed, which helps keep little princesses and pirates in constant view and you can always grab a bocce ball to play a game or two. Connected by a bridge to the Contemporary, you can jump on the monorail or eat at The Wave…of American Flavors, Chef Mickey’s or California Grill.
No matter your final destination, rest assured you can’t go wrong in the newest fleet of Disney Deluxe Villa Resort hotel offerings.
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