Walt Disney World Closing Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House for Refurbishment

If you have an upcoming stay planned for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, then you may want to check out this latest information.  The Uzima Springs Pool and Uzima Springs Pool Bar located within Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House, will be closing later this year.  The closing is for a lengthy refurbishment to take place.  Currently the work is expected to being on September 4th, 2018.  This work is expected to continue through December 4th, 2018.  At this time, the Uzima Springs Pool and Uzima Springs Pool Bar are both expected to re-open to guests on December 5th, 2018.


Guests who are staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House during this time would have access to use the Samawati Springs Pool and Maji Pool Bar, which are located at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village.  The resort areas are connected together and you can get to them either via a walk back and forth or by taking on of the buses to the other location.

We don’t have details on what all work Disney is expecting to do during this refurbishment, but we are sure that guests will be anxious to see the pool back up and running again.

How many of you out there always make use of your resort pool when you visit Walt Disney World?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!