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The Art of Kidani Village

By Dave Shute

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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.

Living Area Kidani Village Living Dining Kitchen from

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

Art at Kidani from (4)

More art on the doors.

The Art of Kidani Village from (6)

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…


The Art of Kidani Village from (2)



…and these.

The Art of Kidani Village from

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




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.


…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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