We returned back this evening from our trip to Kidani. We were completely blown away by the resort. We were in room 7504. We loved this location. We were in the first bead to the right of the lobby on the fifth floor. Very close to the lobby elevator and 2 beads down from the Timon elevator for the garage. My DH actually videoed our boys pulling their suitcases down the hall from the Timon elevator looking for our room. The walk from the garage elevator to our room took less than one minute. The room was a quick walk to the bus stop and to the pool. We would definitely request being in the first bead again. I know that the 1BR has about 100 sf more than other 1BR, but we did not realize how much bigger it would feel. We thought the room felt so much roomier than our 1BR at SSR. When we returned from dinner on the first night, there was a maintenance man waiting at our door for us to return. Housekeeping had reported a need to replace some light bulbs. My DH likes to keep the privacy sign on the door throughout the entire trip. He just so happened to come to our room as we were returning. He said even though he had a report of burned out light bulbs by housekeeping, he would not enter the room because of the privacy sign. Lots of animals roamed the savanah the entire week. The boys liked checking off the animals on the identification sheet. We had dinner at Sanaa on Sunday night. My DH has said that this has easily become his favorite restaurant in all of WDW. We requested and were granted a seat by the window. Even though they could see the animals from our room, the boys loved being able to see them while we ate. There were so many things for us to do around the resort. After dinner SUnday night, my DS2 and I were heading to community hall and ran into some of the CM singing in the lobby on their way to the library to give a lesson on marriage traditions in Africa. My DS6 LOVED the arcade. He could have easily spent all day in there if we would not have limited his time. The pool was awesome. A good piece of information for parents is that there is only one way in and out of the water play area. It may also be a good idea to wear a pair of aqua shoes because my boys were constantly slipping and falling near the water cannons. BTW, some of those waterfalls come down pretty hard. The pool never seemed overcrowded. There was always a place to sit. We visited the pool everyday around 2 and would leave around 4 or 5. The slide was fun and QUICK. The key card gate worked off and on throughout the week. The buses were great. There was never a problem. We were often some of the only people that got off at Kidani. We didn't wait longer than 10 minutes for a bus. I walked to Jambo on Sunday morning to get a few croissants for breakfast. I get 2-3 at a time and put the rest in the fridge for the week. I walked inside of the building all the way to the Zazu elevator and followed the trail to Jambo from there. I returned the same way. I was able to walk to Mara, get pastries, and walk back into my room in 15 minutes. It was not a bad walk at all. We also walked the trail on our first night to go to Boma and were there in less than 10 minutes. We loved the parking garage! I didn't care what it looked like. I just love that our vehicle was less than 80 degrees when we would get in it in the middle of the day. The only negative thing we had to say about the room was that the beds were the squeakiest beds we have ever experienced. Just rolling over on your side made it sound like something x-rated going on in the room. It eventually became a joke with us that the bed was so loud. It was a very comfortable bed though. All we have to say is that we loved this resort! The boys cried when we left, and my DS 2 told my DH this morning that Kidani was his new home. He said we didn't have to go back to Louisiana. We cannot wait to return next year!