Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Jul 16, 2019
    Melissa from Worcs Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi We are staying at AKL May 2020 a s have seen that there are room renovations currently happening. Any idea when these will be completed? Thanks

    Jambo, Melissa! 

    Walt Disney World Resort is dedicated to providing Guests with the most magical stay possible, but sometimes that means that attractions and resorts have to undergo refurbishments from time to time. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has been undergoing renovations for some time now, beginning with the Uzima Springs Pool last year. At the very least, it looks like the exterior painting and room refurbishments will be continuing through late fall 2019. I've also heard an unconfirmed rumor that work will begin on Jambo House's Value Studios this winter through early spring. All that being said, I feel confident that your stay in May will be unaffected by the construction. I've seen a few pictures of the updated rooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, and they look beautiful and refreshed with wood laminate flooring, new mattresses, and all-new soft goods. Lots of USB ports have been added as well as plenty of lighting for convenience. 

    The theming at  Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is second to none, so make sure to notice the treasure trove of details including the African art collections. It's also home to my favorite restaurants on property. Jiko- The Cooking Place is my top choice for a special occasion meal, but I'm also just as happy relaxing at Victoria Falls Lounge- the Braai Burger is one of the best burgers on property!

    So, have no worries, Melissa, as I'm sure you'll have a fabulous trip!

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