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Raise a Glass at Jiko

Raise a glass for the hard working sommelier at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Signature restaurant, Jiko. For the second year in a row the wine list at this elegant retreat has been honored by Wine Spectator Magazine with the 2013 Award of Excellence.

Rare Breeds: Somali Wild Ass on the Uzima Savanna

Upholding it's dedication to wildlife research and conservation, the team at the Animal Kingdom Lodge recently added a new family of inhabitants to the Uzima Savanna.

Lunch at Sanaa Offers New Options!

Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog have recently posted some great information about the fantastic culinary adventures people have been having at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. We told you about the fantastic Wine Dinners that are happening at Jiko, but across the way at Kidani Village's Table Service restaurant, Sanaa, some fantastic things are happening lunch!

Two Wine Dinners Scheduled for Jiko This May

Jiko: The Cooking Place is Animal Kingdom Lodge’ s signature dining experience that features and an award winning wine list of entirely African wines. Each spring the Jiko’s Chef and Sommelier create a little something special to offer guests with a passion for the vine. This May two specialty-dining events are being held to celebrate the unique flavors and vintages of South African Wines. You can join wine makers from several unique wineries to share in an inspired reception followed by a meal of perfect pairings.

Pool Refurbishment at Uzima Springs: January 2013

Refurbishments are an important part of keeping out beloved Disney Resorts is tip top condition. Coming up this week, the Uzima Springs pool will be having some work done to it.

2014 DVC Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Point Charts Released

Is Animal Kingdom Lodge your "Home" Resort? If so, it's time to start looking ahead to the year 2014. 11 Month reservations for January 2014 are just a month away. To help make sure you can get the reservation you want, when you want it, the Disney Vacation Club has released the point charts for the 2014 season at the Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas.

Bedding Changes in the Works for Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas

The DVC Condo Owners Association meeting took place on Thursday December 13th, at Walt Disney World. Of not is a change in bedding that will be rolled out to most resorts in 2013 and 2014. This update across DVC properties will result in higher housekeeping costs for many owners as the rooms interiors are brought up to date to meet current industry standards.

Trip Planning with The "DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays"

The weeks surrounding Christmas are some of the busiest times of year for families from across the globe to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. It's no wonder with the show that's put on to celebrate all of the wonderful winter holidays. Disney spares no expense in decking the halls not only at the Parks but throughout the Resorts as well. With so much going on, it's easy to miss some of the details.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF)

The message of Disney's Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of conservation and stewardship for the land and it's inhabitants. To support this mission fans know that sitting next to the cash register at Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge every gift shop, they can buy a button or special merchandise to contribute to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF). But what is the DWCF and where does the money go to?

In-Room Dining at Animal Kingdom Lodge

One of my favorite parts about staying at Disney's Deluxe Resorts on my Orlando Vacation has got to be indulging in breakfast in bed. Or, rather in the case of home home at Animal Kingdom Lodge, dining on the balcony overlooking the savanna.

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