• On May 22, 2021
    Leann from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are planning a stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge. We love to get a room with a view, but now we are considering trying a Kilimanjaro Concierge studio for the first time. Do the Concierge studios have views of the animals?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Leann! We are more excited than Hercules reuniting with Pegasus when we see a returning guest! 

    Leann, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge would certainly be a contender for the most unique resort experience at the Walt Disney World Resort if a prize like that existed. With highly themed dining options and over 30 species of wildlife, this is one of my favorite resorts! 

    Now, as the Walt Disney World Resort continues to operate in a state of phased reopening a few resorts and services remain on pause. At this time, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is unavailable for bookings as are Club Level rooms. I am happy to report that Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village is open and welcoming guests. In fact, my family and I stayed at this property just last August and loved our stay! 

    Since this likely isn't the news you were hoping for, let me offer a few recommendations that might help your vacation planning remain on track. First, if you are wishing to book your vacation now to lock in your travel dates, I encourage you to consider an alternate Disney Resorts Collection hotel. If you are interested in Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village, please keep in mind that as this is a Disney Vacation Club Resort, you may not see availability until 11 months before check-in. If you select another property and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge opens before your visit, you would be welcome to move your reservation (pending availability). I also encourage you to keep a close watch on the Disney Parks Blog as announcements (like those related to reopening) pop up there first. 

    Leann, I hope this information helps as you are planning ahead for your next vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Your pals hEAR at planDisney are always happy to answer questions, so feel free to come on back with any additional needs. 

    Wishing you a trip full of Magical moments, 
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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