Disney Vacation Club has confirmed in an announcement on their website this morning that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will be closed during the initial Walt Disney World reopening period.  

In the notice, which can be found on the booking availability page, Disney Vacation Club states:

“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.”

Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

This announcement puts to rest a long and confusing two week period that we’ve referred to as #Jambogate, during which we saw availability go from none to everything and also even had Member Services moving and canceling guest reservations.

No information was provided regarding an exact date when guests should expect Jambo House to reopen. The statement issued by Disney Vacation Club appears to imply that it will not open until “the volume of reservations increase” to a sufficient level.

DVC Members with affected reservations are encouraged to contact Member Services at (800) 800-9800 if they have questions about their upcoming travel plans.

Stay tuned to DVC Fan, the DVC Fan Facebook Group, and The DIS for more information as it becomes available.

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!