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Animal Kingdom Villas

Animal Kingdom Villas is a Disney Vacation Club annex to Animal Kingdom Lodge and shares the same facilities and activities while offering some new ones just for DVC members. The Villas are a resort in two parts, the top two floors of Jambo House, the main Animal Kingdom Lodge building are entirely dedicated to the Villas (the rooms were converted from standard hotel rooms to the larger suites required of a DVC resort. In a separate building is Kidani Village, an entirely DVC structure built from scratch.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Address: 2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830.
  • Resort Phone #: 407-938-3000
  • Resort Fax #: 407-938-4799
  • Reservation #: 407-934-7639
  • Date Opened: Jambo House on July 1, 2007; Kidani Village Phase 1 on May 1, 2009; Kidani Village Phase 2 on September 1, 2009.
  • Resort Category: DVC
  • Room Information
  • # of Buildings: 1 large winding building for Kidani Village, Jambo House rooms are on the 5th and 6th floors of the original Animal Kingdom Lodge building.
  • # of Rooms: 216 rooms in Jambo House and another 492 rooms in Kidani Village for 718 rooms total. Kidani Village rooms are 0.25 to 0.5 miles from the lobby area of the main Jambo House building.
  • Room Rates: Rooms are available in many several sizes from simple studios up to three bedroom grand villas. See the official Disney page for Animal Kingdom Villas for current room rates.
  • Services Information
  • Concierge Service: Yes, Kilimanjaro Club rooms are available in the Jambo House section.
  • Valet Parking: Yes ($12/day)
  • Room Service: Yes; a special menu of Africa-inspired dishes from the Boma kitchen. Available until midnight.
  • Internet: Wired in-room ethernet port. $9.95 for 24-hours. Free for DVC members staying on points.
  • Laundry: In Jambo House, a free laundry room is located on the 5th Floor. In Kidani Village a laundry room is located near the lobby and all non-studio units also have their own washing machine and dryer.
  • Pools and swimming: The Uzima Pool at Jambo House is 11,000 square feet and features a children's area, a water slide, two Jacuzzis and a sloped entry at one end. The pool is open 24 hours, though lifeguards are unavailable at 10 p.m. The Samawati Springs Pool in Kidani Village is for the exclusive use of Villas guests and is 4,300 square feet, water slide, two hot tubs, and a children's pool.
  • Gym and Exercise: The Zahanati Fitness Center in Jambo House is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In Kidani Village the Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center is available exclusively to Villas guests.
  • Spa: Yes, Zahanati Fitness Center in Jambo House also provides massage and body treatments by appointment.
  • Turndown service: No
  • Smoking:
  • Owner's Locker
  • MousePlanet partner Owner's Locker provides a highly useful service for repeat Walt Disney World visitors. It will allow you to to store a large amount of your "only-in-Florida" belongings on-site between your visits. Owner's Locker will deliver your locker to your resort early on the morning of your arrival and pick it up the day that you leave. Your locker will stay in climate-controlled storage until you return on your next visit. Owner's Locker delivers to resorts throughout the Orlando area, not just to Walt Disney World. Some of the many things that Owner's Lockers have been used to store are full-sized liquid containers to avoid the TSA hassle, clothing, holiday decorations for annual visits, pool playthings, and more. Visit their site and check them out for yourself, or order now!
  • Transportation Information
  • On foot:
  • Bus: No dedicated shuttle is provided between Jambo House and Kidani Village. Each has a dedicated stop for the regular Disney World buses connecting to all theme parks and Downtown Disney. From Jambo House, catching any theme park bus will stop next at Kidani Village. From Kidani Village taking a Downtown Disney bus will next stop at Jambo House.
  • Monorail: Not directly available.
  • Ferries: None
 
Dining - Hide Section
  • Sanaa— Table service dining at the Kidani Village annex serves lunch and dinner, featuring flavors of the historical spice route of the 1400s through Africa, India, China and Europe.
  • Other dining — Mara is the resorts self-service fast food counter with decent sandwich, salad, and burger options. Uzima Springs is a poolside bar that also offers some light snacks. Victoria Falls Lounge is a bar located on the mezzanine above Boma and Jiko.
Entertainment and Shows - Hide Section
  • Community Hall — A game room (foosball, ping pong, TV, arts and crafts) for children at Kidani Village. Followed by dinner at Jiko. Available only to concierge-level guests and only by reservation. Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; $150/person.
  • Mnyama (Sunset) Safari — A 90-minute van tour of the lodge's savannah areas, allowing close up views of the animals as well as backstage access to the animal care areas. Followed by dinner at Jiko. Available only to concierge-level guests and only by reservation. Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; $150/person.
  • Night viewing — On most nights a cast member can be found at Arusha Rock (Jambo House) with a low-light viewing scope to allow viewing of nocturnal animals. Check posted schedules.
  • Pumbaa's Arcade — A video game arcade near the pool at Jambo House.
  • Savannah Trails — Trails for all three savannah areas are open to everybody.
  • Simba's Clubhouse — An evening (4:30-midnight) activity center for children 4-12 and requires reservations.
  • Safari So Good Arcade — A video game arcade at Kidani Village.
  • Sports Courts — Basketball, tennis, and shuffleboard courts can be found at Kidani Village.
  • Storytelling — Storytelling, for both adults and children, happens every night at the Arusha Rock fire pit. Check posted schedules.
  • Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure — A 45-minute early morning tour of safari area at the Animal Kingdom park followed by breakfast at Tusker House. Available only to concierge-level guests, reservations required. Availalbe Sundays and Thursdays; $39.95/person.
  • Uwanja Camp — A children's playground themed to a wildlife observation center, adjacent to the Samawati Springs pool at Kidani Village.
Stores and Shopping - Hide Section
  • Johari Treasures— A smaller version of Jambo House's Zawadi Marketplace but located in the Kidani Village lobby area.
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