The trend of Disney Vacation Club pool refurbishment projects seems to be continuing at the Walt Disney World Resort!

Adding to the list of recent pool projects, such as the Luna Park Pool at Disney’s BoardWalk Villas and The Paddock Pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, we’ve just learned of another upcoming refurbishment.

Beginning in early 2022, the Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village will be closed for refurbishment.


In an announcement on its website, Disney states:

From January 2022 through April 2022, the Samawati Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village will be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village may enjoy the Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House. You may see and hear construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but you should not hear noise from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Samawati Springs Pool - Kidani Village
Samawati Springs Pool – Kidani Village

Previously, in 2018, Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Uzima Springs Pool at Jambo House saw a similar closure throughout the winter months. Most pools throughout Walt Disney World have received a new interior “pebble” concrete finish as part of recent refurbishments.

Let us know in the comments your thoughts and if this refurbishment will impact your upcoming plans to stay at Kidani!

Source: Disney Vacation Club

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, and Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!