Which part of Animal Kingdom Villas is better to stay in?
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Okay, good news....while on the phone with DVC, one room opened up for our entire stay for a Standard Studio in Jambo! Woohoo! At least we have a secured ressie for our entire trip...although we're still waitlisting for Boardwalk!
Should we put any room requests for our Standard studio? I heard some do have Savannah views, but you can't request that??
Laura in Austin
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Cheryl, I could not agree more! DH and I love Jambo and bought points at AKV b/c of the ambiance there. We stayed in Kidani last year with family and enjoyed the roominess of our 2-bedroom there. That said, when it's just us, we'll stick with Jambo.
The one thing I noticed that you missed (and DD's love) is the flamingos - only at Jambo!
I think they both have pros and cons and it comes down to what is more important to you. We love the quiet kidani atmosphere and the community room. But this week we are in jambo. We like having the kids club in the building so we can lounge in the hot tub and then have a short walk to the kids club and then the room.
Our family really enjoys staying in Kidani. We were in a two bedroom, and there's so much room. The lobby is very peaceful, however it can get pretty crowded.
It was not difficult for us to walk to Jambo House during our last stay, as we were practically at the end of Kidani. We ate at Boma twice and Jiko once. However it was a pretty good hike to the Kidani pool area. We have not tried to stay Jambo House, yet.
Disney Trips: BoardWalk Villas and Kidani Village 2011, BoardWalk Villas and Kidani Village 2010, BoardWalk Villas and Saratoga Springs Resort 2008,Beach Club Villas 2008,Villas at Wilderness Lodge 2006,BoardWalk Villas 2006,Beach Club Villas2005, Disney's HHI 2004,Polynesian 2003,Grand Floridian 2000/concierge, Honeymoon at Polynesian 1994,Polynesian 1980,Polynesian 1978
We love Kidani!! August will be our third time staying there in less than 2 years. For our family of 5, we can do with a 1 BR due to the additional full bath and the sleep chair, though we are trying out a 2BR at Kidani for the first time on our upcoming trp. We find the lobby area relaxing, our kids love the CH, and we love Sanaa. Also Kidani's pool area is great and the water sprinkler area is nice for our younger DS.
We love Jambo! The ambiance just seems more our style there. But we prefer the pool area at Kidani. We found it easy enough to walk over to the pool at Kidani from Jambo - especially since we were not with little ones where we might have needed more frequent access to our room.
Haven't been able to try Sanaa yet, but love Mara and Boma! And that lobby in Jambo....breathtaking!
DisneyLand too many times to count; DisneyWorld: ('82; '94; '00; '04; '05; '08 - twice!; '10;'11 - twice); DCL (3 ships): ('00, '05, '06, '10, '11); DVC Hilton Head Resort ('06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13)