Animals in the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Oct 17, 2019
    Cheryl from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be visiting January 2020 and staying in a one bdrm villa Savanah view with a roll in shower Do you know what buildings this type of room is available in I would like to request being close to lobby as I feel it will be too cold for pool area

    Jambo Cheryl!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You are about to stay at my first Disney "home," and I am so excited for you! You will love the theming of the Resort - when I enter the kraal (lobby), I feel like I've been transported to an African savanna. The animal Cast Members are spectacular (the human ones are too!), and the food is our favorite on property!

    Once your reservation is confirmed, you will be able to check-in online. On your desktop, or the My Disney Experience app, find your Resort Reservation (under My Plans), and then click on "Start Check-In." From there, you will go through a series of steps that include room location requests. At Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas (both Jambo House and Kidani Village), you will have the option of "close to elevator" or "close to lobby." Choose whichever option is the best for your family. If you would like to discuss a specific location with a Cast Member, feel free to call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations. Remember, Walt Disney World does it's best to sprinkle pixie dust and honor requests, but they are not guaranteed.

    Once you arrive at your hotel, make sure to stop by the savanna at night. From the viewpoint, you can talk with an Animal Specialist and enjoy a unique view via night-vision goggles. It's one of our favorite things to do at the Resort!

    Stop by if you have any other questions. Asante Sana!

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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