The Walt Disney World Resort is gearing up for their phased reopening, and with it, more information is surfacing regarding new operational procedures that will affect visiting guests.
Just recently, Disney’s Vacation Club announced they will be transferring existing guest reservations from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jambo House to the DVC property in Kidani Village.
This is the information shared on the DVC 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. Learn more about new measures at Walt Disney World Resort hotel locations.
Notice guests with existing Jambo House reservations will be relocated to Kindani Village. It is also interesting to note that restaurants and merchandise locations might not reopen immediately as well. The update does not indicate if this will include guest favorites like Boma, Sanaa, or Jiko – The Cooking Place, however, due to these restaurants being located in Jambo house, chances are they will have a delayed reopening.
Disney also recently updated their resort day guest policy to include a dining reservation requirement for visitors. So, be sure to keep this in mind if you’re planning to visit any of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels in the near future.
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