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Old 09-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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AKV Jambo Value Villas: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Welcome to the unofficial AKV "value" villas info thread! This is a work in progress, with info gleaned from various sources that I have come across in researching my own stay, as well as my personal observations and opinions from actual experience in the units.

I cannot confirm that absolutely ALL of my info is correct, so if you notice something that I've misstated, please let me know so that I can change it in this first post! I also invite everyone to add their own info and experiences, as well as ask questions

Basic Info

The "value" villas at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge are a small group of Disney Vacation Club units that were converted from AKL's "standard" class of hotel rooms, and therefore ended up approximately 3 ft. shorter (measured from front door to balcony door) than all of the other AKL DVC villas. All of the other studio and 1 bedroom villas at AKV - Jambo were converted from the "deluxe" sized hotel rooms.

All of the "value" villas are located in the Giraffe and Ostrich trails of AKL - Jambo House (the main AKL lodge building, map HERE), which DVC units share with AKL's normal hotel rooms. All of the "value" villas are on the 5th floor.


When booking a "value" category villa, guests are not able to choose a view or room location. There are idenitcal numbers of Sunset Savanna and Uzima Pool area view villas, and a smaller number of parking lot view units, but those booking this villa category are still rolling the dice and it IS possible to end up with one of the parking lot views. AKL/V will not only not accept requests for the savanna view, but they will not accept ANY requests on "value" villa reservations (i.e. requesting adjoining units, or Giraffe Trail or "close to lobby").

Here are the specifics on villa numbers and the views they have (All room numbers listed from closest to furthest from lobby)

Sunset Savanna (Ostrich Trail):

4 dedicated studios (#s 5120, 5122, 5124, 5126)
4 adjoining* studios (#s 5112, 5114, 5132, 5134)
4 adjoining* 1 bedrooms (#s 5110, 5116, 5130, 5136)
4 2 bedrooms* (#s 5110+5112, 5116+5114, 5130+5132, 5136+5134)

Parking Lot (Ostrich Trail):

2 adjoining* studios (#s 5131, 5133)
2 adjoining* 1 bedrooms (#s 5129, 5135)
2 2 bedrooms* (#s 5129+5131, 5135+5133)

Uzima Springs Pool Area, Jiko stream, and Boma roof (Giraffe Trail):

4 dedicated studios (#s 5014, 5016, 5018, 5020)
4 adjoining* studios (#s 5006, 5012, 5026, 5028)
4 adjoining* 1 bedrooms (#s 5004, 5010**, 5024, 5030)
4 2 bedrooms* (#s 5004+5006, 5010**+5012, 5024+5026, 5030+5028)

* 2 bedroom "value" villas are ALL lockoffs, or 1br units with adjoining doors to studio units. In this case, the studio is the second bedroom, which means that it will have a kitchenette and it's own door to the public hallway (useful info if you plan on keeping children in the second bedroom). There are no studio/studio adjoining units.

** Handicap accessible, but no roll in shower (jetted tub/shower combo).

Video Walk Throughs

Value studio, rm 5012:


Value 1br, rm 5010:

Ashley and DD Claudia

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