Animal Kingdom Villas Resort Information


Animal Kingdom Villas Info:

Opening Date (Jambo House): July 2, 2007

Opening Date (Kidani): May 1, 2009

Deed Expiration:  Jan 31st, 2057

2020 Annual Dues per Point:  $7.67 (See Dues History)

Direct Cost (2020): $186 / point

Average Resale Cost (2020): $105-$120 / point

Next Expected Refurb date: In progress 2020

 

Animal Kingdom Villas (AKV) is the only DVC location that is made up of two sites under one combined resort. The Animal Kingdom Lodge was opened April 16, 2001. When the decision was made to construct Animal Kingdom Villas, Disney chose to get the resort available faster by taking the 5th and 6th floors of Animal Kingdom Lodge and converting them to mostly DVC rooms. The portion of the resort at Animal Kingdom Lodge - known as "Jambo House" - was opened on July 2, 2007 as the EIGHTH DVC resort in the system with a contract end date of January 31st, 2057.  Meanwhile, a second building later named "Kidani Village" was constructed adjacent to the main Jambo resort, where the majority of DVC rooms are located and opened on May 1, 2009. 

 

Sales started for AKV in Febraury 2007 for current members at $101 per point, and in March for $108 per point for non-members. AKV was considered sold out in January of 2014 with a final price of $150 per point. Current pricing (as of October, 2019) for direct purchse from Disney is $186 per point. 

Owners at either Jambo or Kidani have home resort advantage at both resorts - with the ability to book either resort at 11 months. The resort is the fourth largest in the DVC system with a total of 467 units, and 7,399,200 points. There are four room categories at AKV overall, though only two at Kidani. The value rooms are smaller and very limited in number. Club level or Concierge rooms are only 5 lock-offs, and are on the 6th floor. All remaining rooms are either standard view (pool or partial Savannah) or Savannah view.  Back in 2011 a lot of rooms were reclassified at the resort, so some of the standard view rooms actually have decent savannah views. Details of room distribution within the resort is shown below.

Contact Information for resort:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas: Jambo House
2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

GPS: 28.350304, -81.602880
Front Desk: (407) 938-3000
Fax: (407) 938-4799

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas: Kidani Village
3701 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

GPS: 28.354315, -81.606323
Front Desk: (407) 938-7400
Fax: (407) 938-7474

Room configuration:

All DVC studios have a kitchenette which containers a small coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, small sink, and dorm-sized refrigerator. Paper plates/bowls and plastic utencils are usually provided. All DVC 1-bedroom and larger have a complete kitchen with full-size refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher and sink. Also provided are dining ware and cook ware in basic amounts. DVC 1-bedroom and larger also have a free washer and dryer in the room, while studios have free access to a common laundry facility

Jambo House

  • Value/Deluxe studios have one queen size bed, one full size sleeper sofa, and one full bathroom
  • Value 1-bedrooms have one king size bed, one full size sleeper sofa, and one full bathroom 
  • Deluxe 1-bedrooms have one king size bed, one full size sleeper sofa, a single sleeper chair, and one full bathroom 
  • Value 2-bedrooms have one king size bed, one queen size bed, two full size sleeper sofas, and two full bathrooms 
  • Deluxe 2-bedrooms have one king size bed, one queen size bed, two full size sleeper sofas, a single sleeper chair,  and two full bathrooms 
  • Grand Villas have one king size master suite, master bathroom with a whirlpool tub, 4 queen size beds, 1 full size sleeper sofa, and 3.5 bathrooms, all on a single floor

Kidani Village

  • Deluxe studios have one queen size bed, one full size sleeper sofa, and one full bathroom
  • Deluxe 1-bedrooms have one king size bed, one full size sleeper sofa, a single sleeper chair, and two full bathrooms 
  • Deluxe 2-bedrooms have one king size bed, one queen size bed, two full size sleeper sofas, a single sleeper chair, and three full bathrooms 
  • Grand Villas have one king size master suite, master bathroom with a whirlpool tub, 4 queen size beds, 1 full size sleeper sofa, and 4 bathrooms, on two levels

Floor Plans:

Jambo House:

Deluxe Studio:


1 Bedroom Villa:


2 Bedroom Villa:


3 Bedroom Grand Villa:

Kidani Village:

Deluxe Studio:

1 Bedroom Villa:

2 Bedroom Villa:

2 Bedroom Lock-off Villa:

3 Bedroom Grand Villa, 1st Floor:

3 Bedroom Grand Villa, 2nd Floor:

Jambo House Virtual Tour:

Deluxe Studio

1 Bedroom Villa

2 Bedroom Villa

3 Bedroom Grand Villa

Kidani Village Virtual Tour:

Deluxe Studio

1 Bedroom Villa

2 Bedroom Villa

3 Bedroom Grand Villa

Points Charts:

AKV Jambo House Point Charts

AKV Kidani Village Point Charts

Dining:

Jambo House

  • The Mara - Quick Service on 1st floor (Pool level)
  • Victoria Falls - Bar and Lounge on 3rd floor (Acess from Lobby level)
  • Boma - African inspired Buffet with no characters on 1st floor (Pool level)
  • Jiko - Signature dining on 1st floor (Pool level)
  • Uzima Springs Bar - Bar only by Uzima Pool

Kidani Village

  • Sanaa - Quick Service breakfast / Table Service Lunch & Dinner - India and African inspired on 1st floor (below lobby)
  • Sanaa Lounge - Bar and Lounge on 1st floor
  • Maji Pool Bar - Bar and Snacks at Samawati Springs pool 1st floor (Left of lobby or elevators through parking garage)

Pools and Activities:

Jambo House

  • Uzima Springs Pool
    • 11,000 square feet
    • Zero Entry
    • Water Slide
    • 2 Hot Tubs
    • Children's Pool and Play Area
    • Flamingo viewing
    • Uzima Savannah viewing
    • Free night-vision viewing Uzima Savannah after dark
  • Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center
  • Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade

Kidani Village

  • Sawati Springs Pool
    • Zero Entry
    • 128 foot Water Slide
    • 2 Hot Tubs
    • Large Children's Splash Area
    • Pembe Savannah viewing
  • Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center
  • Safari So Good Arcade
  • Community Hall
  • Tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts

Transportation:

Both Jambo and Kidani Village share a single bus service with one bus stop at each location. Buses stop at Kidani Village first and then at Jambo House before heading to the parks, with the exception being the Disney Springs bus which stops at Jambo House first. In addition, there is a full-size van that shuttles between the two resorts constantly roughly every 10-15 minutes. There is also a walkway between the two resorts, but from lobby to lobby it is a 10 minute walk. 

Transportaion to other locations at Walt Disney World (not including typical wait times for buses which typically range from 0-20 minutes)

  • Magic Kingdom - 20-25 minutes
  • Epcot - 10-15 minutes
  • Disney's Hollywood Studio - 10-15 minutes
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom - 5 minutes
  • Disney Springs - 15-20 minutes
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach - 5-10 minutes
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon - 15-20 minutes

Laundry:

As mentioned above - 1-bedroom studios and larger have their own machines, but for those in a studio, there is also access to free laundry machines.

  • Jambo House laundry is located on the 5th floor at the point where the Zebra Trail meets the lobby area. There are 3 washers and 4 dryers.
  • Kidani Village laundry is located on the 2nd floor just south of the lobby past the community hall. There are 3 washers and 6 dryers.
  • There are two additional laundry rooms in Jambo House building on the 1st and 2nd floor but these are for the hotel side and require cash to use.
  • Washers and Dryers can be monitored by using the website Laundryview.com (or their app).

Shopping:

Jambo House

  • Zawadi Marketplace - Off lobby on 3rd floor

Kidani Village

  • Johari Treasures - Off lobby on 2nd floor

Jambo and Kidani Maps

Jambo House Map

Kidani Village Map

 

Sample activities listing for Animal Kingdom Lodge resorts

Resort Photo Tour

 

 

 

Kidani Lobbby 

Jiko

Victoria Falls Lounge

Boma

 

 

Sanaa

 

 

 

 

Zebra Domes (Available at The Mara)