• On Aug 22, 2017
    Jessica from ON 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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    We are planning to use dvc points to stay at AKL next yeare, I am wondering how the dvc rooms compare to regular rooms at AKL? Is the a significant difference in decor or amenities?

    Hi Jessica,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I am happy to describe the similarities and differences in Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village.

    I do enjoy all of these resorts. I think that you will find great similarity in the decor and feel at these resorts. The decor is rich, dark and lovely at all of them. There are savannas with exotic animals at each. They are very similar in these ways.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is in the same building as Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House. Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village is right next door. If you are comparing a deluxe studio at one of the villa resorts with a regular room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, you will find the amount of space to be quite similar. The deluxe studios do have a kitchenette whereas the rooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge do not. Also, typically a room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge will have two beds, whereas a deluxe studio at one of the villa resorts will have a bed and a pull-out couch. There are options for rooms with a traditional bed and bunk bed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. I think that both the standard rooms and the deluxe studios are very nice places to stay, and I always enjoy being able to wake up with a cup of coffee and see amazing animals at my resort!

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Jessica! Have a wonderful time planning your magical vacation, and please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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