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ShuisFan584
06-04-2009, 11:45 AM
Our trip to Kidani was scheduled from Thursday May 28 - Friday June 5. We stayed at a 2 bedroom villa with a savanna view. I'm always excited about Disney trips, but I think I was most excited about this one for many reasons. First of all, it was our last family trip before I get married. My sister and I haven't been on vacation with our parents in years, so we were excited to go with them along with my fiance and her boyfriend. It was also my first trip being a DVC member (my parents have been members for a few years, but I just joined a few months ago), and my first trip was to my home resort! I've also been looking forward to getting away from the stresses of real life...just like everyone else. I've been so busy with wedding planning, work, and studying for actuarial exams and feel like I never get a break. I also lost my first grandparent a couple months ago and I'm still having a hard time with that since I was really close to my grandfather. Only about 2 weeks after he passed away, we found out that my other grandfather's cancer was back. These two things have put me and my family a bit down in the dumps recently and we were so excited to go to Disney for 9 days since Disney is such a great place to lift our spirits.

We arrived Thursday the 28th in morning and weren't supposed to leave until Friday June 5 at night. On Friday the 29th, my parents and I were up early in the morning. Around 7:30am, my aunt called my dad. My heart stopped because I knew she wasn't calling that early in the morning just to chat. Sure enough, she was calling to let us know that my grandfather had passed away during the night. We were all devastated. Obviously, they couldn't put off the wake and funeral for another week, but at this point, why would we want to stay on vacation? Since we were already there, we figured we would have to make the best of it. The wake/funeral were scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, so we ended up cutting our vacation in half and instead of staying until Friday, we stayed until Monday. So we tried to make the best of our long weekend.

I would like to say that Disney, DVC and JetBlue were very helpful and understanding with all the changes we had to make. JetBlue was able to change our flights from Friday night to Tuesday morning with just a couple days notice. Normally they charge $100 per person fee for changing flights. We're not sure if they charged us yet, but if they don't, we definitely know we'll continue to utilize their services in the future. DVC was very understanding and instead of my points being forfeited or put into a holding account, they were able to give me all of my points back for the nights we lost which can still be banked. We were also able to easily change the Magical Express service, upgrade my sister and her boyfriend's passes to annual passes, and get a refund for the last 4 days on my parents passes. So I would like to thank Disney and JetBlue for being so understanding and helpful for having to make all of these last minute changes.

Ok, now I'm going to try to make this post a little more happy and talk about the good things we experienced at Kidani. Like I said, even though it wasn't exactly our dream vacation and was very short (4 and a half days), we still managed to have somewhat of a good time.

We stayed in room 7238 which was on the second floor (second floor is the same floor as the lobby). We arrived pretty early (around 11:30am). Everytime we've stayed at a DVC resort, we've always arrived before noon and our room was always ready. Our room ended up not being ready until about 3pm or so. I know our room doesn't have to be ready until 4pm, so I can't blame them for that, but I guess we've just been spoiled the last few times being able to get into our room right away.

I have to say that once we checked in, we absolutely LOVED our room! Even my mom, who wasn't sure if she'd like it because of the dark theming, thought the villa was "adorable." I've stayed at OKW, SSR, and BWV so far, and I can definitely say that Kidani is my favorite so far. The villa was huge, the theming of everything looks even better in person than from pictures, and I loved the fact that we had 3 bathrooms. This was so helpful considering we had 6 people so there were 2 people to each bathroom.

The deck was also bigger than the 2br's I've stayed at in SSR and OKW. We all loved sitting out first thing in the morning or late at night to watch all the animals. During our 4 and a half day stay, we saw tons of animals. You never knew which animals would be out there next. I definitely believe the extra points towards the savanna view are worth it and that everyone should experience it at least once! It was disappointing when we came home and stepped out onto our deck and there were no animals to see.

The pool was amazing! It's definitely smaller than a lot of other pools on Disney property, but the slide is what makes it so great. It's definitely the longest and fastest slide I've been on at any resort. This was our shortest Disney trip we've ever taken, but we spent more time at the pool on this trip than any other. I don't think I'd be able to count how many times me, my mother, sister, and her boyfriend went down that slide. It's definitely not just for kids. We saw so many other adults constantly going down it just like us. It was so much fun. *Edited to add that the pool is open 24 hours a day! I never realized any of the pools were like this. The pool slide closed at 10pm and the lifeguards left at 10pm. But they make a big announcement that they are leaving and that swimming is at your discretion. They also let everyone know where the phones are to dial 911 in case of emergency.

Refillable mugs can be refilled at 3 places: the Mara over at Jambo, Johari Treasures (gift shop in Kidani lobby), and the pool bar at Kidani. The pool bar only had sodas, and the gift shop had sodas and coffee. I thought I remember other resorts having more options, such as hot chocolate, but I could be wrong. But it was nice having multiple places to refill our mugs.

The busses as with any resorts were hit or miss. We had some days where we watched every bus go by before the one we were waiting for, and other days when our bus was right there when we got there. Our first day we were headed to Hollywood Studios. We saw one MK, one AK, two Epcot, and two DTD come before Hollywood Studios came. We also had to wait for the second bus twice at MK since the line was so long, but these were on EMH nights and practically every resorts bus line was long. Other than that, for the most part we didn't wait much more than 10 minutes for a bus. My parents actually had to sit on a bus one day listening to one woman complain the whole ride about how she will "never, never, never, never, never, NEVER, stay at AKL" again. She just kept complaining about the busses and how they've been bad "ever since they added that new Kidani building." Oh well, that's one less person I have to worry about booking before me at my resort.

I've also never stayed at Jambo house, so I can't really compare staying at Kidani to Jambo.

Overall, we all thought Kidani was amazing! It's definitely my favorite resort and I hope that next time I go, it will be under different circumstances. I would have liked to try this vacation again with the same 6 people, but my parents said they won't be going again this year because they're too busy with other things. My sister, her boyfriend, my fiance and I are hoping to use my developer points (which I was originally using towards Williamsburg) to go again in late August so we can try to do a full 8-9 nights this time. Unfortunately they can't be used towards Kidani, but we wouldn't mind staying at SSR and we're hoping it's not all booked up!

I'll be posting pictures in another post below this one since this one is already long enough. My dad also took some videos of the room, going down the slide, etc. I'm sure people have already seen these videos, but if not, I can get those from him and post those later.

If anyone has any questions, I'll try my best to answer!

ShuisFan584
06-04-2009, 12:01 PM
Pictures (sorry the room pictures were taken AFTER we had already made our mess :rotfl:):

Resort exterior:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/2Resort1.jpg?t=1244130392

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/2Resort2.jpg?t=1244133984

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/2Resort3.jpg?t=1244134018

Walkway to the pool:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/3Pool1.jpg?t=1244134087

The pool:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/3Pool2.jpg?t=1244134131

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/3Pool3.jpg?t=1244134162

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/3Pool4.jpg?t=1244134190

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/3Pool5.jpg?t=1244134221

The room:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/4Room.jpg?t=1244134260

Living Room/Kitchen:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/5LivingRoom1.jpg?t=1244134337

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/5LivingRoom2.jpg?t=1244134366

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/5LivingRoom3.jpg?t=1244134394

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/5LivingRoom4.jpg?t=1244134422

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/5LivingRoom5.jpg?t=1244134454

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/5LivingRoom6.jpg?t=1244134506

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/5LivingRoom7.jpg?t=1244134537

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/6Kitchen1.jpg?t=1244134564

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/6Kitchen2.jpg?t=1244134593

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/6Kitchen4.jpg?t=1244134625

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/6Kitchen5.jpg?t=1244134653

Bathroom off of the kitchen:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/7LivingRoomBR1.jpg?t=1244134758

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/7LivingRoomBR2.jpg?t=1244134792

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/7LivingRoomBR3.jpg?t=1244134816

ekball
06-04-2009, 12:02 PM
So very sorry to hear about your grandfather. :hug: What a tough time for your family. I'm happy to read that you were able to be together and enjoy what you could of your vacation. It's important to celebrate the happy times together as a family when you can, and I'm sure Grandpa would have been happy that you all were together.

Thank you for your review of Kidani. We were there for opening weekend and I couldn't agree more with your views. We are in love :love: with our home resort too. It's great to read more positive reviews like yours.

TINKERIFIC
06-04-2009, 12:10 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. That is just awful. I am 34 years young and still have both sets of grandparents. It will hit me hard when my day comes.

On a more positive note, I think the way DVC, Disney and Jet Blue handled the situation was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! Kudos to you!

Question - Was your 2bdrm a lock off or dedicated? Close to the pool? I am looking for ideas of room numbers to request. I want a 2bdrm l/o close to pool...SV.

ShuisFan584
06-04-2009, 12:17 PM
Master Bedroom:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroom1.jpg?t=1244135010

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroom2.jpg?t=1244135077

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroom3.jpg?t=1244135099

Master Bathroom:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroomBR1.jpg?t=1244135126

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroomBR2.jpg?t=1244135146

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroomBR3.jpg?t=1244135168

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroomBR4.jpg?t=1244135188

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroomBR5.jpg?t=1244135210

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/8MasterBedroomBR6.jpg?t=1244135234

Second bedroom:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/9Bedroom1.jpg?t=1244135254

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/9Bedroom2.jpg?t=1244135279

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/9Bedroom3.jpg?t=1244135300

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/9Bedroom4.jpg?t=1244135320

Mickey in the bedspread:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/9Bedroom5.jpg?t=1244135340

Mickey in the carpet:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/9Bedroom6.jpg?t=1244135369

Second bedroom's bathroom:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/10BedroomBR1.jpg?t=1244135388

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/10BedroomBR2.jpg?t=1244135407

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/10BedroomBR3.jpg?t=1244135431

The deck:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/11Deck1.jpg?t=1244135501

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/11Deck4.jpg?t=1244135566

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/11Deck5.jpg?t=1244135588

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/11Deck6.jpg?t=1244135612

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/11Deck7.jpg?t=1244135633

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/11Deck8.jpg?t=1244135659

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/11Deck9.jpg?t=1244135682

ShuisFan584
06-04-2009, 12:25 PM
Some of the animals:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals3.jpg?t=1244135961

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals4.jpg?t=1244135992

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals5.jpg?t=1244136026

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals6.jpg?t=1244136046

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals7.jpg?t=1244136068

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals8.jpg?t=1244136091

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals9.jpg?t=1244136111

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals10.jpg?t=1244136133

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals11.jpg?t=1244136155

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals12.jpg?t=1244136178

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals13.jpg?t=1244136202

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals14.jpg?t=1244136233

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals15.jpg?t=1244136257

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/1Animals17.jpg?t=1244136291

ShuisFan584
06-04-2009, 12:40 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. That is just awful. I am 34 years young and still have both sets of grandparents. It will hit me hard when my day comes.

On a more positive note, I think the way DVC, Disney and Jet Blue handled the situation was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! Kudos to you!

Question - Was your 2bdrm a lock off or dedicated? Close to the pool? I am looking for ideas of room numbers to request. I want a 2bdrm l/o close to pool...SV.

Wow, definitely consider yourself lucky! I always felt very lucky to have all of my grandparents up until the age of 25, since I know most people don't have them all around for that much of their life. I definitely think it was harder dealing with it at this age since I never dealt with it when I was younger. I took my first grandfather's death very badly. I just pray that both of my grandmother's are around for a very long time because dealing with the death of both of my grandfather's in such a short time frame has been way too much for me to deal with.

As for your questions, our 2 bedroom was a dedicated 2 bedroom. Here is a map of where our room was (circled in red):
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/AKV/map.jpg?t=1244137080

I don't know why it came out so small, but hopefully you can see how far it was from the pool. Even though it was one of the farther rooms from the pool, the walk to the pool was a lot shorter than I thought it would be!

Mom2BCCC
06-04-2009, 12:41 PM
So sorry about your Grandfather. I'm glad you were treated well by DVC and JetBlue.

Thanks for the report and pictures. My family of 6 will be in a 2 BR in April 2010. I wish it were sooner!

"Got Disney"
06-04-2009, 12:57 PM
First let me tell you that I am sorry to hear about your loss:hug: :flower3:

Your pictures are really great. It makes me wanna stay there. By the way are the pictures of the animals from your balcony, or were you walking around??? I like to stay at the BCV because my one son(12) and I always close Epcot and can walk back....DH and my other son(15) like to head in earlier.

We are yet to stay even at SSR our home. We have thought about breaking up our days at the resorts so to stay at more. This looks like it would be very nice.

Thanks for sharing and again....sorry about your loss.

jakenjess
06-04-2009, 12:59 PM
I'm so sorry about your grandfather.:grouphug: I know I took it very hard when my grandfather passed away also. Grandparents definitely hold a special place in our hearts.:flower3:

Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures and the review.

Best,

ShuisFan584
06-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Your pictures are really great. It makes me wanna stay there. By the way are the pictures of the animals from your balcony, or were you walking around??? I like to stay at the BCV because my one son(12) and I always close Epcot and can walk back....DH and my other son(15) like to head in earlier.

The pictures of the animals are from the balcony and from the viewing deck outside the main lobby. I actually don't think I took that many pictures from our deck. But there were always animals out there. I think one morning we didn't see anything, but any other time we went outside, there were always a few animals outside.

I know one day while I was out at the parks but my parents were back at the room, my mom had called me because she was so excited at how many animals were outside the room. I think my dad might have taken some videos from the deck, so I'll have to see if I can find them.

ltms
06-04-2009, 01:07 PM
Do you know what floors/buildings have the 1 bedroom villas?
Would you have preferrered a higher floor for the view?
thanks

ltms
06-04-2009, 01:09 PM
Also, do you think that there is a way to fit the sleeper chair in the living area through the bedroom door?

ShuisFan584
06-04-2009, 01:11 PM
Do you know what floors/buildings have the 1 bedroom villas?
Would you have preferrered a higher floor for the view?
thanks

I don't know the answer to your first question, but I'm sure that there must be maps floating around somewhere that show where all the studios/1 br/2 br/grand villas are located. I know I've seen them before for other resorts.

We're actually glad we got the second floor. The second floor is the lowest floor (so it's still above ground level) and the fifth is the highest. We had a very nice view from the second floor and I felt like we were much closer to the animals being on a lower floor.

rascalmom
06-04-2009, 01:15 PM
I'm so very sorry for your loss - I lost my grandmother this past December, and my grandfather is now 91....so I know how hard this must be for you!

:hug:

Your pictures are wonderful - thanks for sharing.

ead79
06-04-2009, 01:26 PM
I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for your loss. :hug:

I hope it works out that your family is able to head down to the World together again!

Dreamfinder2
06-04-2009, 01:34 PM
I, too, am so sorry about your loss! My mother-in-law died while we were doing an overnighter in New Orleans for our anniversary, and it was especially poignant. Bless you!

But, on a much happier note, we're big Kidani fans now, too. It rained like the dickens the whole time we were there, so it's nice to see some photos of the savannah when there wasn' a monsoon.

Also, do you think that there is a way to fit the sleeper chair in the living area through the bedroom door?


That sleeper chair is so heavy, I couldn't even drag it by myself. I don't think there is enough room in the bedroom to put it anywhere. :confused3

ltms
06-04-2009, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the reply. It just looks like it would fit on the opposite side of the bed by the window.

TINKERIFIC
06-04-2009, 02:18 PM
Another question - dedicated vs lockoff

I have heard the dedicated 2nd bedroom does not have the kitchette, true? Also, does the 2nd bedroom have a DVD player? Outside of the 2 beds vs bed/sofa combo, I am trying to figure out the difference between a lockoff 2nd bedroom and dedicated.

JasonDVC
06-04-2009, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the great pics of our home resort

My family of 6 will be in a 2 BR in April 2010. I wish it were sooner!

We have a 2 bedroom from April 17-23, 2010. Can't wait!

LisaS
06-04-2009, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the reply. It just looks like it would fit on the opposite side of the bed by the window.The sleeper chair is very heavy (just as sleeper sofas are much heavier than regular sofas). Also, it is wider than a standard arm chair. It would not fit between the bed and the window unless you also removed the night stand and lamp and even then I'm not sure it would fit. I wouldn't even think of doing that myself since moving such large and heavy furniture risks doing damage to the walls, carpets, doorways and the furniture itself. As an owner at AKV, I wouldn't do anything that could potentially damage the walls or furnishings in my "home".

If you are trying to avoid having someone sleep in the living area, why not bring along an aerobed and put it on the floor of the master bedroom?

LisaS
06-04-2009, 03:29 PM
Another question - dedicated vs lockoff

I have heard the dedicated 2nd bedroom does not have the kitchette, true? Also, does the 2nd bedroom have a DVD player? Outside of the 2 beds vs bed/sofa combo, I am trying to figure out the difference between a lockoff 2nd bedroom and dedicated.There is no outside entrance in the second bedroom of the dedicated 2BR. The second BR of the dedicated has another closet instead of a kitchenette.

kid-at-heart
06-04-2009, 04:20 PM
I also want to extend my sympathies regarding the lost of your grandfather. I am glad Jetblue, Disney and DVC worked with you to find acceptable solutions during such a stressful time.

I also want to add how appreciative I am of your photos. They are some of the best AKL interior and animal shots I have seen.

Thank you,

edk35
06-04-2009, 07:55 PM
WOW WOW WOW WOW your pictures are gorgeous. I love your report. Now I wish we were staying longer in July. We are are there in July for our last two nights in a 2 br savanna view. I can't wait. This report me sooooo excited. I am sorry for your loss and I hope you get to go back soon.

Thanks for sharing. :goodvibes

goofydad99
06-04-2009, 09:56 PM
I am sorry for your loss. I am glad that Disney and Jet Blue were so kind to you and your family.

If you would like to ride the AKV slide virtually you can find it here.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2192743

disney0210
06-04-2009, 11:33 PM
So sorry for your loss. :grouphug:

Jillpie
06-04-2009, 11:51 PM
I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss.

You did a fantastic job with your trip report! I can't tell you how much, even at my age (49), I LOVE slides!!!! Wait, did you say your Dad videod the slide there? I would LOVE to see that!! I am always the one, even more than my kids, that is going down the slide no matter where we stay. So it was so fun reading about this one.

vladimir10
06-05-2009, 05:59 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have lost 3 of my 4 grandparents, and, being very close to all of them, I know how hard it can be. Thank you so much for taking the time to take pictures and posting them. Be strong!

bobbiwoz
06-05-2009, 06:09 AM
I am sorry for the loss of your grandfathers.:grouphug:

Your pictures are wonderful, thank you for sharing them.

Bobbi:goodvibes

MiaSRN62
06-05-2009, 06:36 AM
So sorry for your loss.....and hope and pray your other grandfather can recover from his illness soon.

Thank you very much for posting your TR and photos. I enjoyed them very much.


Maria

dopeygirl76
06-05-2009, 06:46 AM
I am so sorry for your loss - they must have been very special people in your life and I hope those memories give you and your family some comfort!!! :grouphug:

SLM
06-05-2009, 01:05 PM
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your grandfather. I'm glad the airline and DVC were so helpful-it's one less thing to worry about during such a difficult time.
Thank you for posting your amazing pictures-they really were beautiful.

ShuisFan584
06-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Thanks everyone for all your kind words. :goodvibes

I also have quite a few videos that my dad took. He did a video tour of the unit, took some videos of the animals from our deck, the pool slide, etc. But I have no idea how I would even get them on here. If anyone is willing to explain to me what I would need to do (since I'm an idiot when it comes to computers :rotfl:), I could probably post a few of those.

KathyRN137
06-05-2009, 04:32 PM
If anyone is willing to explain to me what I would need to do (since I'm an idiot when it comes to computers :rotfl:), I could probably post a few of those.


Sorry, I can be of no help here, I am a confirmed techno-phobe!

I'd like to add my condolences to the rest and I'm so happy the Disney, DVC, and Jet Blue treated your family with the consideration that they did.

I truly enjoyed your pictures and am so excited for our upcoming Kidani Stay!! :yay:


Kathy

TagsMissy
06-05-2009, 06:35 PM
Thank you for posting... and I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I certainly feel your pain, I lost my grandmother and mother in law within a week of eachother earlier this year. Hang in there. :hug:

ShuisFan584
06-05-2009, 06:48 PM
Ok finally here are some videos. Sorry if the quality isn't that great on some of them!

Apparently my dad did two video tours of the room. I don't know if one is any better than the other. They're probably practically both the same. And again, these were taken after we had already made our mess!
Kidani 2 bedroom Room Tour1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSLzVUKhqak)

Kidani 2 bedroom Room Tour2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK1_mkTQKvM)

This is a pretty pointless video of the pool since it looks like my dad didn't know how to operate the camera or something. But I figure it gives you an idea of what the pool area looks like.
Kidani Pool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5N1pFWNbjM)

Here is a video of how we enjoy the pool slide and finally my dad doing a virtual tour of the slide.
Kidani Pool Slide (http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/ShuisFan584/?action=view&current=60bd6fc7.pbr)

We took tons of videos of the animals from our balcony and from the viewing deck off the lobby. Here are two videos taken from our balcony.
Kidani Animals1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSfnhcBtD0Y)

Kidani Animals2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N30pbY5P9X0)

Enjoy! :)

AnnaS
06-06-2009, 06:01 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. :hug:

Congratulations on your wedding.

Your pictures are awesome. I also just posted on another thread that I wish we were staying here the entire 7 nights and not splitting our stay (even though I also can't wait to try HH for the first time). I think we will be spending most of our 4/5 days at the resort this time around.

Thank you so much again for sharing and glad everything worked out in the end.