Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas

 

Overview

Adjacent to Animal Kingdom theme park, Animal Kingdom Lodge opened in 2001. This African themed resort is warm and inviting. In 2007, Disney converted 134 of the original hotel rooms into Deluxe Deluxe Villas calling it Jambo House. In 2009, the Deluxe Villa project was completed with a separate building called Kidani Village. Kidani Village is connected to the mail building by a 1/2 mile walking trail. Guests using Animal Kingdom Villas as their resort of choice will have access to facilities at both buildings.

 

Rooms

458 total rooms between two locations

Jambo House: 134

Kidani Village: 324

Both locations have studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom villas. Most rooms at Kidani village are a bit larger which allow for additional guests in each room vs. availability at Jambo House.

ALL guest rooms have: Refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker in kitchen space, TV & DVD player, and private balcony.

Studios: Max of 4 guests, queen size bed plus full size sleeper-sofa.

One Bedroom: Max of 5 guests (4 in value rooms). Master bedroom with king bed and whirlpool tub. Kidani village rooms have 2nd bathroom available. Queen size sleeper sofa in living and sleeper chair living room (not available in value rooms). Fully equipped kitchen.

Two Bedroom: Max of 9 guests. Master bedroom with king size bed and whirlpool tub. Second bedroom with 2 queen bed. Queen size sleeper sofa and sleeper chair in living room. Three bathrooms. Additional TVs in each bed room. Fully equipped kitchen.

3 Bedroom (Grand Villa): Max of 12 guests. Kidani Village villas have two levels. with additional seating on upper level and queen size sleeper sofa Master bedroom with king bed and whirlpool tub. Two additional bedrooms with 2 queen beds each. Queen size sleeper sofa in living room. TVs in all three bedrooms. Four bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen.

Location

Animal Kingdom area

Transportation options

Bus only

Pools

Two Pools – One at Jambo House and a second at Kidani Village

Dining options (links are direct to Disney World’s web site)

Table Service

  • Sanaa (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Boma (buffet – Breakfast & dinner)

Quick Service

Cost

$487 – $1238 (prices subject to change, based on availability, and seasonality).

Pros:

  • Resort Theme
  • Some of the best dining around Disney World
  • One of the best pools on property
  • Most rooms with balconies
  • Cheapest among the deluxe resorts
  • Views of savanna from select guest rooms

Cons:

  • Remotely located in the far southwest corner of Disney property
  • Bus trips to Magic Kingdom are routinely over 30 minutes without wait time

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