Thursday, August 23, 2012

Johari Treasures At Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village

   One of the unexpectedly fun parts of a vacation at Disney World is spending tons of time just gallivanting around your resort. (you are staying at a deluxe resort, right?)  Inevitably you'll end up in the resorts main store, eyeing up the wares.
   The "basic goods" store at Kidani Village is Johari Treasures and though its VERY small, it is super charming... and offers most everything you might need for a lengthy stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

    Johari means jewel or gem in Swahili...which makes the name of this store a little silly.  Jewel Treasures, really?  Regardless.  The store is divided roughly in half.  One side is basic necessities like food, toiletries, first aid, sunblock and medicine. (and beer...duh.) The other half is full of Disney merchandise, think mugs/snowglobes.  There is a limited about of resort specific merchandise, a few pins and mugs. They also sell wonderful potted plants, drums, and other faux African knick knacks.

 not a huge selection of food, but good enough for families...

refrigerated food and drinks... 

merchandise side...

   Johari Treasures is also the home of Kidani Village's main refillable mug station!  (there is another one at the pool bar, with limited hours...) You can also order soft drinks, coffee, and tea ala carte.  It is important to remember that Kidani Village does NOT have a counter service restaurant, and unless you're getting up early to walk to The Mara, this will be your main option for breakfast.  I'm happy to say that in addition to the prepackaged pastries and such, they also carry fresh fruit...which is a nice option considering how much you will probably end up eating throughout the day. 

ceiling detail. wonderful! 


   Next time you're visiting Kidani Village (for lunch at Sanaa?) make sure to pop in Johari Treasures for a quick peek at what they have to offer!  It might be smaller than the Jambo House store, but holds its own.

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