• On Jun 6, 2021
    April from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have a reservation for a Jamba House studio using DVC points, can I upgrade to Club Level, if it becomes available?

    Hello April!

    Welcome Home and welcome to planDisney! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas is one of my Home Resorts, and after more than 12 years it is still a family favorite. Enjoying your morning coffee on the balcony while the giraffe and zebra roam about makes this resort a one-of-a-kind experience. We love the feeling that we have traveled to a far-off destination, and appreciate staying inside the magic of a Disney Resort Collection Hotel.

    April, Disney Vacation Club Members are welcome to change or modify their reservations as long as there is availability. Club Level is a specific booking category, so while you can’t simply pay an upgrade fee to take a non-Club Level room to Club Level, you can rebook into a Club Level room if one is available.

    But April, if you are really hoping for Club Level, I would not wait to see if the reopening is announced. Disney Vacation Club Members can book Kilimanjaro Club Concierge at Jambo House now, and due to its popularity, it usually books quickly. Members who book a Kilimanjaro Club Level Room will be refunded the additional Vacation Points between the Club Level Room and a room of the same view after their stay is complete. It looks like Kilimanjaro Club Concierge Deluxe Studios are quite full next winter, so you may want to consider a Wait List request. I do see 1-Bedroom Villas available on Club Level in February in case that was an option for you.

    You are welcome to wait and see if a reopening announcement is made, but based on how tight the booking looks currently, I think the longer you wait, the lower your chances are of booking Club Level if it reopens.

    I hope this helps to answer your question, April. Please let me know if you have any additional questions about booking, your Membership, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas at either Jambo House or Kidani Village!

    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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