• On Jan 31, 2021
    Justine from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is it worth staying at Jambo House if everything is closed? Will the price be cheaper than Kidani Village because of this? When will all the offerings at Jambo House reopen?

    Welcome to planDisney, Justine and thanks for dropping by with your question.
    Just as Mufasa had Zazu to help his kingdom run smoothly, we here at planDisney are happy to help with all of your vacation planning needs, so let’s talk about “everything the light touches” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  

    Justine, my family and I stayed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village this past August and hopefully my experience will help as you’re making your decision. 

    First, you are correct that as the Walt Disney World Resort continues to operate in state of phased reopening, you will find a few restaurants and areas that are currently closed. When my family and I selected Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village we did so partly because we wanted easy access to Sanaa. This restaurant is one of my favorites at the Walt Disney World Resort and during our visit was open for Quick-Service style breakfast and then for lunch and dinner as a Table Service option. If you find yourself here during lunch or dinner, I highly recommend starting your meal with the Indian-style Bread Service. It is one of my favorite dishes and would even have Simba's sinister Uncle Scar smiling! While we don’t yet have any information on reopening dates for the restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Jambo House, keep a close eye on the Disney Parks Blog as information often pops up there first!

    Next, Justine, in your question you also mentioned pricing so let’s talk about how to find the best deal on the Serengeti! Since you will see prices fluctuate, I find that when my travel dates are flexible and I can compare different weeks or even seasons, I can save a few dollars to put toward another Dole Whip! I also recommend checking out the Special Offers section frequently as Tinker Bell likes to help by sprinkling pixie dust there.
    Finally, Justine, as you’re making your decision, I encourage you to read this question about activities taking place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village and this question answered by my fellow panelist, Wyatt, about Disney Bus Transportation at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Best wishes, Justine for a truly Magical vacation. Please come back and see us here at planDisney with any other questions you might have. 

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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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