NEWS: Disney Transfers Guests From Jambo House to Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom – as Jambo House Will Not Reopen At This Time

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After much speculation as to why room reservations weren’t available for Disney Vacation Club Members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House, Disney has finally made an announcement confirming Jambo House will not open during the initial reopening of select Walt Disney World Resorts on June 22.


As shared on the Disney Vacation Club website:

As Disney Vacation Club Resorts at Walt Disney World prepare to reopen on June 22, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House will not be open during this initial period. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village will initially welcome home Members and Guests. Member Services will contact Members with confirmed reservations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House to transfer their existing reservations to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. Over time, as the volume of reservations increase, inventory will be expanded to include Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House. Upon the reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House, some amenities such as restaurants and merchandise locations will likely remain closed until the rest of the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge opens. However, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village, merchandise locations and restaurants will be available.


Rumors flurried prior to this announcement that the reason DVC Members weren’t seeing an option to stay at Jambo House was due to the possibility of NBA players being housed there. Disney’s announcement shares it is awaiting a reservations increase.

Source: Disney Vacation Club website

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