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Food Finds at Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, like almost all the other Disney Vacation Club resorts, is partially open. This results in a few interesting moments, including a limited amount of dining options. Only Kidani Village is open which leaves Sanaa and the Maji Pool Bar as the only dining options at the Lodge.

Sanaa Breakfast

Sanaa is one of the highest-rated restaurants at Walt Disney World; our readers give it a 94% thumbs up rating, and it is ranks at number 7 out of 103 dining options. Besides delicious dinner and lunch, Sanaa is also open for quick service breakfast. The options are not as impressive as their lunch and dinner, but there’s still some decent choices.

While Mobile Ordering is available for Sanaa at lunch or dinner To Go, it is not available for this quick-service breakfast. Each breakfast item has some exotic influence, but is still approachable enough for anyone who prefers more traditional flavors. Breakfast at Sanaa debuted in 2016 and has come and gone as seasonal needs change. The menu has changed since then too.

Sanaa Breakfast Menu
Sanaa Breakfast Menu

Beverage stations are set up near the front of the restaurant, and along the Lounge. Grab and go pastries and beverages are available too.

Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast
Sanaa Breakfast

Maji Pool Bar

The other dining option currently open at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village is Maji Pool Bar. It has a limited casual food menu which is great for poolside dining, but leaves a bit to be desired as the only other dining option at the resort. A particularly disappointing dish is the Berber Black-Eyed Peas Harvest Salad with mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, and red onion. While this chilled salad is refreshing on a hot day, it lacks flavor, severely.

Berbere Black-eyed Peas Harvest Salad

The best food find of our team’s stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge is also the sweetest. Zebra Domes are the signature dessert of this Lodge. The silky desserts are made of Amarula Cream Liquor mousse with a light vanilla outer layer, white chocolate, and dark chocolate stripes. These iconic domes are available at Johari Treasures, the merchandise shop inside the Kidani Village lobby.

Zebra Domes have been available here for quite some time; the big news is our 30% annual passholder discount applied to them!

Zebra Domes at Johari Treasures

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

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  • We stayed at Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge 11/13-11/17/2020. As of that weekend, the only restaurant open between Kidani Village and Jambo was Sanaa. And, the only gift/sundry shop open between the two resorts was Johari Treasures at Kidani. So those two little spots were trying to serve everyone staying in both resorts. It was nuts. We were very disappointed, especially when we learned that twice the options are open at Poly and Grand Floridian. There’re were some very angry people standing in line on a Saturday night trying to get into the gift shop for a frozen meal or pre-made sandwich because Mobile Ordering (at 7:30pm) for Sanaa was no longer taking any orders.

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