• On Sep 8, 2018
    Michaun from NV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For our first trip to Disney world, we are staying in a 1 bedroom DVC room at Kidani Village. I would love specific room request suggestions for great pool access for our middle school boys.

    Hi there, Michaun!

    Oh my goodness, how exciting to be planning your very first trip to Walt Disney World. With so much to see and explore, a lot of effort goes into making things just right for your family. 

    I absolutely love Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village. With beautifully appointed, comfortable rooms, access to some of the most incredible animals from the African savanna, and a collection of African art that is a feast for the eyes, there's something to see around every turn at this resort. Plus, like with other Disney Vacation Club resorts, it can feel like a vacation within a vacation, to go from the theme parks of sunny Florida to the majestic beauty of Africa.

    The very easiest access to the Samawati Springs Pool is right off of the Rafiki elevator. The pool area is just north of the lobby, so if I were making the request, I would probably request a room closest to the lobby and the Rafiki elevator. That gives them something a little more specific to work with when assigning rooms, and then even if you're on an upper floor, if they can honor the request to be near the elevator, you won't be that far from the pool after a quick trip down.

    Room requests cannot be guaranteed, although I know they do try hard to accommodate guests when they can. I will definitely keep my fingers crossed for you.

    Have an absolutely magical first visit to Walt Disney World. If there's any other help we can provide, we welcome you back at any time!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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