On our recent visit to Walt Disney World we decided to splurge and spend the night in a club level room. We wanted to hang out at the resort and watch the Super Bowl plus we’ve never stayed in a concierge room before. Since it’s one of our favorite resorts, we decided to go with the Kilimanjaro Club at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It was a really, really fun stay!
When we arrived at the resort a Cast Member waiting outside asked our name and then took us up to the Kilimanjaro Club on the sixth floor to check in. You have to be a club level guest to access the lounge so you tap your magic band (after check in) on the Micky and it gives you access. All of the Cast Members were helping other guests when we arrived so we were settled in and had some snacks.
We had arrived in time for Vitafunio, or afternoon snack time. It lasts from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm. There were cookies, chocolate chip and white chocolate macadamia nut, granola bars, house made chips, trail mix, yogurt covered pretzels, gold fish, spiced nuts, and gummy bears. To drink you can grab coffee, tea, soda, water, lemonade, and my favorite, jungle juice. We grabbed some chips and juice and watched some of the Super Bowl pre show while we waited, which wasn’t very long. Check in was very smooth and since our room was ready we decided to head down and check it out.
We booked a standard room and had a nice view of the savannah. There weren’t too many animals out but it was still nice sitting out on the balcony. We had a welcome letter waiting on us and two chocolate flamingos. Since we were only staying the one night we didn’t take too long to settle in. Another nice feature is a few extra H2O amenities plus a toothbrush set.
We wanted to take advantage of all of the offerings of the Kilimanjaro Club so at 3:00 we headed up for Chai or afternoon tea. It lasts from 3:00 until 4:30 and you can expect cookies, scones, brownies, rice krispy treats, and various types of tea along with the drinks that were available during the afternoon snack period.
The had set up and extra television for the Super Bowl and the Cast Members had decorated the lounge so we decided just to hang out there until the game started. At 5:00 pm Kisikusiku began. It features a variety of hot and cold snacks. We always love dining at the restaurants at the Animal Kingdom Lodge so we really loved all of the offerings available. This particular evening they had Moroccan beef with tomato chutney, mealie dogs (fancy corn dogs), black olive and white bean hummas, bread service, several types of cheese, chilled mango ginger soup, and olives. There is also beer and wine available. Drew had the Tusker Beer, which he loves, and I had a glass of wine.
For the Super Bowl they also included an extra course before dessert. There were chicken breast nuggets with buffalo sauce, sambal BBQ glazed meatballs, NYC subs, and more house made chips. The subs were pre-made so the Cast Members offered to have a vegetarian version made and brought in. It had mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, and peppers. Yum!
If you can believe it, we some how managed to save room for dessert or Rehema. It is served from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm. They brought out cupcakes representing both the Broncos and the Seahawks, football brownies, chocolate covered strawberries, and a few other options. They also have cordials and liqueurs available.
After dessert and half time we headed back to our room. Evening turn down service is included when you stay club level. It seems a little decadent but it was really nice. The bed was turned down and there was an African proverb and some chocolates. The television was turned on and the robes from the room were placed on the bed.
The next morning we got up early to head back to the Kilimanjaro Club for breakfast or Miamko. You can get coffee beginning at 6:30 and then breakfast is served from 7:00 am until 10:30 am. There was a nice variety available. There were several types of cereal, oatmeal, quinoa, muffins, croissants, bagels, danishes, and fruit available. There were also several types of juices (including jungle juice), water, milk, hot tea, coffee, and expresso. I also recommend asking one of the Cast Members for a jungle juice mimosa. They are so good!
After breakfast we headed back to our room to enjoy the view and pack up. It was a little foggy so we didn’t get any great photos of the animals but we enjoyed seeing the giraffes and gazelles. I also liked watching the ducks. We really enjoyed our one night at the Kilimanjaro Club at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Cast Members at the Kilimanjaro Club were amazing. I highly recommend checking it out sometime, especially if you are already planning on booking a savannah view room.
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