Animal Kingdom – Kidani Village
Grand Opening: July 2, 2007
Deed Expiration: Jan 31st, 2057
Years Remaining: 35
2022 Dues per Point: $8.24
Direct Cost per Point: $210
Direct Cost per Point per Year: $6.00
Minimum Points for New Members: 50 Points
Minimum Points for Existing Members: 25 Points
Hard refurb: 2020-2021
Next soft goods refurb: 2027
Average Resale Cost per Point: $131
Average Resale Cost per Point per Year: $3.74
Resale / Direct Savings: 37.62%
150 Point Blue Card Premium: $11,850
Free Moonlight Mickey Bars to Break Even: 2,083
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Our Team's Shows About Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas
Let’s keep the bougie going this week as we tackle Disney Vacation Club’s worst Grand Villas. When we say worst, we really mean we’re going to be a bit nit-picky. Is there such a thing as a “bad” DVC Grand Villa? Probably not, but there might be some DVC Grand Villas that just might not be your style or might not just be your personal favorite.
What are the three worst one and two-bedroom villas in DVC? We asked our panel of studio staying experts to give us their top 3 choices. We asked them to focus exclusively on the room as we've discussed the resorts in numerous other shows. We also asked each guest to choose their own descriptive language to describe their bottom three villas. Floor plan and decor preferences were significant factors in Episode 225
What are the three best studios in DVC? We asked our panel of studio staying experts to give us their top 3 studio choices. We asked them to focus exclusively on the room as we've discussed the resorts in numerous other shows. The themes that ran in our show were colors, bathrooms, and decor. Episode 224
What are the three best studios in DVC? We asked our panel of studio staying experts to give us their top 3 studio choices. We asked them to focus exclusively on the room as we've discussed the resorts in numerous other shows. Episode 222
You’ve packed your bags, picked out the best Savannah or Standard View Room, and you’re ready to kick-off your stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge – but what is there to do here when not visiting the Parks? Join Chad, Sandy, Amy, and Aaron as they rave about all the fantastic activities Jambo House and Kidani Village have to offer their guests. With two resorts to explore, Animal Kingdom Lodge has something for everyone, and by the end of this episode, you’ll be asking yourself – What Parks? Episode 185.
Animal Kingdom’s Kidani resort and share their tips on which rooms to request. Wondering whether you should book a standard or savannah view? Which sections to request if you want to be close to the lobby, transportation, or the pool? Get ready to smile as these two couples tell you about maximizing your points, which savannah view is best, and the awesome bathrooms in the 1 and 2 bedroom villas! For those DVCers who love being immersed in authentic theming, staying at DVC’s Animal Kingdom Kidani Village is a must! Episode 184
This is your ultimate guide to Animal Kingdom Jambo House Disney Vacation Club rooms. Join Chad, Danielle, Brad, and Sam as they dig into an in-depth room review for each type of AKV Jambo House DVC room. Wondering whether you should book a value room, a club level room, a standard, view, or a savanna view? Trying to decide between a studio, 1-bedroom, a 2-bedroom lock-off, or a grand villa? Get your insider info on DVC’s AKV Jambo House and more including tips on when to book AKV Jambo House, how to maximize your points, which rooms to request, and how to make the most of your DVC stay. Who doesn’t love waking up next to a giraffe? You can do that with DVC at Animal Kingdom Jambo House! Episode 183.
On today’s show Chad and Sandy, have a blast chatting with Safari Mike from Radio Harambe, about the fascinating history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Their discussion will meander its way through the founding and design elements of the resort – delving into some of the underlying Imagineering concepts that make this resort so unique, enveloping its guests with incredible theming each step further across its threshold. Expect discussions not only about the Animals of the resorts but the layers of cultural elements that really make this resort sing. Episode 181
DVC Members love their home resorts for a variety of reasons. Chad, Valerie, Brad, and Sandy are back to discuss the three main factors people use when picking their home resort. Some people buy them because they love the resort. Others buy specifically for the 11-month booking window advantage. Yet other members are more influenced by the financial, economic, and deed expiration dates. We believe every resort is unique, and there's something for everyone to love in DVC. Join the conversation as we discuss these three factors across all of the DVC resorts.