Giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • On Jun 18, 2023
    Ari from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be hoping to stay at a DVC resort with a confirmed reservation, are there any you recommend where we can avoid hearing fireworks from our room? (Traveling with someone w/ severe anxiety of explosions)

    Hiya, Ari!

    Welcome Home and welcome to planDisney!  How exciting that you are thinking of staying at a Disney Vacation Resort.  Having the benefits of a home away from home while being immersed in the magic of Disney sure brings a whole new world to family vacations.  From the family living area to the kitchens or kitchenettes full of gadgets and gizmos a plenty, and even laundry access, you can truly feel the comforts of home on your vacation.

    Ari, this is a great question.  While our family loves the nighttime spectaculars at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, and Disney's Hollywood Studios, when our kids were young, we did not love hearing them at night when trying to get our Mouseketeers to sleep. To avoid hearing the fireworks, I would recommend staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas.  You could either choose the Villas at Jambo House or for an even quieter experience, Kadani Villas.  

    These Resorts are closest to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, which closes earlier than the other parks.  Because of the animals, there aren't fireworks here, as there are animals that live in the park and in the savannah at the lodge and that would be frightening to them. You might hear some animal noises at night like the zebras making a hooting noise, but that is about as loud as it gets.  We have stayed in both, and the Jambo House is a bit more bustling as it is larger, but in your room, you won't hear much noise.  Both have wonderful restaurants and fabulous pools, and you can enjoy the amenities of both whether you stay at Kadani Villas or Jambo House, as they are a short 10-minute walk apart. In my opinion, these are two of the most immersive Resorts in Walt Disney World Resort, so they really add to your Disney experience.

    It's easy to get to the other theme parks during your vacation by using Disney Bus Transportation or booking a Minnie Van (for an additional fee.) So, you can have a unique "mane event" at your Resort and enjoy all that Disney has to offer.

    If you want a truly wild adventure during your stay, I recommend booking a Savannah view room.  You will be able to see animals free to roam around all day, and typically you catch a glimpse of giraffes, zebra, and wildebeest right from your balcony!  

    One last note, Ari.  To ensure you have a DVC Room, you will want to book either a Deluxe Studio or one of the one, two or three-bedroom Villas.   Disney's Animal Kingdom has both regular hotel rooms and Disney Vacation Club rooms, so if you are a cash-paying Guest, you'll want to look for these rooms. If you are using your Disney Vacation Club Points, those on the DVC site will automatically be DVC rooms.

    I hope this helps you, Ari!  If you have any further Disney Vacation Club questions, stop back and see me and I'll be so happy to help you.

    Magically Yours,
    Keri
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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