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  • On Nov 3, 2019
    Erica from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I will be staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge in January. I have seen beautiful pictures online of the newly refurbished rooms. Will all the rooms at the hotel be refurbished? If not, should I request a refurbished room?

    Hello Erica!

    Aren’t the photos of those refurbished rooms gorgeous! One of the reasons we love returning to the Walt Disney World Resort is the care and detail they put into keeping the rooms and resorts fresh, up-to-date and yet always magical! From what I have seen, even the luggage rack in the newly refurbished rooms at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is decorated to match the theme! And as a coffee person, it’s exciting to see that Keurig style coffee makers have been added, along with USB charging ports for all the devices we seem to travel with these days.

    This refurbishment is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, so with a January 2020 visit, you should anticipate a refurbished room. Please do know that this newest refresh is only for standard resort rooms at the Lodge, and the Deluxe Villa Accommodations located in Jambo House and Kidani Village that are part of Disney Vacation Club are not part of this refurbishment. Those rooms were given a beautiful update just a few years ago.

    I hope this is the exciting answer you were hoping for! Please let us know if you have any additional questions before your visit. We love to talk Disney.

    Happy Planning!
    - 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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