Mom And Daughter Inside Disney hotel; in costume; cinderella
  • On Apr 7, 2015
    Mandi from NY 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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    Hi! I'm considering joining DVC and would like AKL to be "home". How do I know which I'd be assigned to Jambo or Kidani? Also, would like to bring along my parents for their 1st time. would be staying with us in the 2bdrm so can I add the DDP for

    Hi Mandy!

    It was just this time of year 6 years ago that my family was making this same big decision! It was actually a very exciting time for us as we considered if we were ready to become Disney Vacation Club Members, and we are so very glad that we did! Since becoming Members we have been able to travel to our favorite vacation destination, Walt Disney World, at least once a year, and we have been able to share some of these vacations with our extended family. I highly recommend bringing your parents with you for their first ever visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World!

    Our Home Resort is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas. When we purchased this was the best choice for us since we loved the overall theme of the resort, and the variety of room sizes and views available. Members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas are not assigned to either Jambo House or Kidani, as it is considered all one entity. When you book each individual vacation, you will be able to choose which building you prefer to stay in, based on preference and availability. 

    Disney Vacation Club Members are able to add the Disney Dining Plan to their vacation. The Disney Dining Plan must be added for all guests for the entire length of the reservation, and can be added to your reservation up to 48 hours in advance by calling Member Services or through the DVC Member Website. When we use the Disney Dining Plan we use the kitchen in the villa to make breakfast each day, then use our Dining Plan Credits for lunch and dinner in the parks. 

    Enjoy exploring all that Disney Vacation Club has to offer as you consider Membership. If you haven’t already, I recommend speaking with a Disney Vacation Club Guide. To speak to a guide, and for more information, visit the Disney Vacation Club Website. Have fun during this exciting time!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    - 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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