Day 21: Out Of Africa / WDW-40, 2016

Day 21 of WDW-40, the latest of my Disney Trip Reports, is here! Today we checked out of one Disney Resort, and checked into a different Disney Resort. We also had Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian, and dinner at Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

If you haven’t read my pre-trip planning report yet, why not have a quick read now to bring you up to speed about who we are, and why this trip report is called WDW-40! You might also want to start reading from the beginning of the report!

A Walt Disney World Trip Report, including a resort tour of Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village; Afternoon Tea at The Garden View Lounge at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Dinner at Jiko: The Cooking Place at Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House.

 

Day 21: Check In Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Afternoon Tea at Grand Floridian / Dinner at Jiko – The Cooking Place
September 24th, 2016
My trip reports are generally photo heavy, images in tiled galleries can be clicked on to enlarge. All the photos from this day can be found here | Florida 2016 photo collection on Flickr here.
WDW-40, 2016: Trip Report Index | Pre-Trip Planning Report


Today we said goodbye to our room at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort as our two week stay here had come to an end. We were moving on to our third Disney Resort – Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village for a week. We moved one more time at the very end of our holiday, but more on that then.

When you switch between Disney Resorts you have the option for Disney to move your luggage for you, or you can do it yourself. Since we had some time between checking out at Poly and our Afternoon Tea at Grand Floridian, we decided to just do it ourselves. Plus we wanted to have a chat with a Cast Member at Reception.

Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

As I mentioned, we had one more Resort change during this trip – just one night at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. This was because I tacked on an extra day of our holiday quite last minute so that we could be at Walt Disney World for the 45th anniversary on 1st October 2016. I had tried to get the extra night at Animal  Kingdom Villas, but they were all booked out. My friend who is also a Disney Vacation Member, suggested we ask when we checked in, as people do back out of their bookings. We asked, but sadly, still all booked. It wasn’t too big a deal in the grand scheme of things, but it would have been handy to save us the move.

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Read about the day after:
Day 22: Underwater World
Discovery Cove

Read about the day before:
Day 20: Robots In Disguise
Universal Studios / Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe

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