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The Art of Kidani Village



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Kidani Village, see this.)

THE ART OF KIDANI VILLAGE

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The animals are the star at Kidani Village, and are covered on my page on Kidani Village theming here, but also a delight is the art of Kidani Village, in both its private and public spaces.

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The rooms combine carved adventurous-looking furniture and fixtures with interesting textures in the floors and curtains, plus fun art on each side wall.

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More art on the doors.

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Outside the rooms there’s not as much scope as at sister resort Jambo House for public art, but I still find the light fixtures charming…

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…these…

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…and these.

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There’s also original art here and there–not as much as in Jambo, but still fun.

More:

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Kidani’s principal negatives are its distance from Walt Disney World theme parks other than the Animal Kingdom, its limited quick-service meal options, and the lack of drama of its lobby compared to that of Jambo House.

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…although the lobby does gain grandeur in an evening storm.

Returning visitors will likely find Kidani Village to be a favorite. Its spaciousness is a delight, it is quieter and more serene than Jambo House, and then there’s those animals!!
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