• On Nov 3, 2019
    Mandy from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hey there! We are staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House for Thanksgiving and would love a newly-renovated room. Do you know if the room renovations are complete, and if not, which sections are completed? Thank you! 

    Hi Mandy!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanksgiving is an exciting time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! We were there last year at that time and it was a perfect way to spend the holiday with my family. By the time we came back, we were full of the holiday spirit and ready to deck our own halls for Christmas!

    Currently, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House is nearing completion on a months long room refurbishment of their regular resort rooms. While I don’t know exactly what sections are complete, the entire refurbishment was scheduled to be finished by the end of this year, so it is likely that most rooms have been completed, or will be by the time your visit occurs. Just to be safe, it never hurts to put in a room request. You can speak with your Travel Agent, or call Disney Resort Reservations to have your request for a refurbished room noted on your reservation. While Cast Members will do their best, please do remember that requests can never be guaranteed.

    If you have a Deluxe Villa accommodation, such as  Deluxe Studio, 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Villa booked, please know that these rooms are not part of the current refurbishment. The hard and soft goods in these Disney Vacation Club rooms were replaced within the last few years, so they are not currently scheduled to be redone. While the Deluxe Value Studios at Jambo House are on the schedule to be closed for renovation this winter, that should not affect your upcoming stay.

    I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday at the Walt Disney World Resort, Mandy, and I am sending you extra pixie dust for that beautifully refurbished room request!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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