Date of Visit: January 8-13, 2014
The Kilimanjaro Club with its complimentary food and beverage offerings throughout the day was definitely the highlight of our stay at the Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House. It was particularly convenient with our room being just two doors down from it. The only problem we had with it was that only the tables nearest the lobby overlook were tall enough for Mik to roll under and even those he could not roll all the way up to due to the large center post.
Mostly the table thing was not a problem as usually one of the three were available, especially when we went to breakfast right at 7 a.m. However, there were times when it was crowded and the only option was other tables, but we mainly only noticed it at dessert time and walking by during the later breakfast hours (around 8:30/9). For dessert, we just ended up bringing them back to the room. Breakfast would have been annoying if we had to do that, but since we like eating early it was always quite empty and we had a choice of table.
Sunrise Offerings (Macheo) and Adventurous Awakenings (Miamko) - They start serving coffee and juice at 6:30 a.m. and then breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mik loved the croissants, as that is what he usually gets in the parks for breakfast. He said they were smaller than in the park, but since you can get as many as you like it does not matter. They also have other pastries, bagels, oatmeal, quinoa, cereals, and fruit. There is also yogurt in the beverage fridge, which is also there all day.
Safari Snacks (Vitafunio) - From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. they have a variety of snacks out including granola bars, yogurt covered pretzels, spiced nuts, trail mix, goldfish, and kettle chips.
Chai (Afternoon Tea) - Tea time is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Of course, there is tea during this time. There are also scones, cookies, and biscuits.
Twilight Offerings (Kisikusiku) - This wine and cheese evening offering
was probably our favorite, although dessert was always good, too. This offering is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and was good enough to be dinner for us every evening we were able to be at the resort for it. The cheeses were only okay, but the hors d'oeurves were great, especially the spoons with shrimp and the salmon cakes. They also have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over in the kids area.
Evening Indulgences (Rehema) - Desserts and cordials are available from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. There were always sugar, chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin cookies as well as brownies and rice crispy treats. The other things seemed to rotate. These include a pineapple upside down cake, chocolate and raspberry dessert, pumpkin cheesecake, and blueberry dessert.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House
2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8410