• On Mar 9, 2021
    Elizabeth from ON 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 want to stay at AKL with DVC this fall, Studio or 1 Bedroom. We really want a renovated room or a room with the Lion King Paintings on the bathroom tiles! Are all DVC rooms renovated in Kidani & Jambo? Do I need to make a specific request??

    Hello, Elizabeth and welcome to planDisney! 

    Elizabeth, finding the perfect villa accommodations for your stay is every bit as comforting as watching Simba return to the Pride Lands, so let's talk about Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas. 

    First, Elizabeth, beginning in 2019 the rooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge did undergo a refresh where some new touches were added. It is important to note, however, that these are a separate booking category from the Deluxe Studio and 1-Bedroom Villas you will find through Disney Vacation Club. While these rooms are gorgeous, I'm happy to report that you will find Lion King themed bathroom tiles in both the Deluxe Studio rooms and 1-Bedroom Villas at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village. In the Deluxe Studio you will be treated to a subtle tile pattern with animal paintings similar to how Rafiki traced Simba's likeness. In the 1-Bedroom Villa you'll find a tiled sunset mural with silhouettes of well-known characters from Disney's Lion King in the Master bathroom. If you are hoping for a specific room (in this case a refurbished one) I always recommend calling in advance. If you are a Disney Vacation Club Member, you can make this request by calling into Member Services. If you are booking as a cash guest, you can make this request by calling into the Disney Resort Hotel Reservations line

    My family and I enjoyed a few nights in a Deluxe Studio at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village just the past August and I hope you love your stay as much as we did. Regardless of which space you choose, I'll be wishing that your trip is filled with Magic. 

    Please come on back to planDisney with any other questions you might have. We are all EARS! 

thumbnail image for Lauren

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.

Learn More About Lauren

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas

Tips from a Disney Vacation Club Panelist

Make The Most of Your Disneyland Resort Vacation

view tips

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.