Published: June 11, 2009 at 12:00 PMWith the addition of the DVC Villas, this place has become a masterpiece. Probably the best ballance of everything: Kids resturant, adult resturant, accomidations, pools, and ANIMALS!
Probably the only downside to the place is that it is literally in the middle of nowhere on the Disney property. Still, they make up for this fact~!
Published: June 11, 2009 at 12:09 PMThe food alone is worth the stay. Jiko is probably the best theme park area restaurant I've eaten at, and Boma is a more affordable, but still delicious, alternative. Sanaa is getting good reviews, so I'd say this may be Disney's best dining hotel (Grand Floridian's food may tie it, but I cannot afford to eat at Victoria & Albert's and thus cannot compare the restaurants).
Published: June 11, 2009 at 12:19 PMI will add that I have visited Saana as well and the food was very strange, but very good! I would go back in a heartbeat. The bread service is worth the visit!
Published: June 12, 2009 at 4:11 PMWe've stayed there two times so far. We absolutely love it. It's now our home away from home at WDW. Why? Glad you asked. Here are some reasons:
-- ANIMALS! Zebras, Ankole Cattle, Giraffes, etc. right outside your hotel room. Awesome!
-- FOOD! Boma and Jiko have to be two of the best restaurants on property. The smells from Boma when you walk into the lobby of the hotel at lunch and dinner time are unforgettably delicious.
-- THEME! The hotel is thoroughly themed and authentic in many, many ways. It's the Disney version of Africa...period.
-- POOL! It has the largest and coolest resort pool on property with a great slide, walk-in edge and pool-side bar and quick serve restaurant.
Those are the main reasons, but I have more!
Published: June 14, 2009 at 12:57 PMI have never stayed at this hotel as it is a little out of my price range, but it looks amazing. Although we wont stay here when we visit in November we will spend one night dining at Boma and having a look at the savanah and an explore.