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Kidani vs Jambo

Discussion in 'Disney Vacation Club' started by GoofyCathy, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. GoofyCathy

    GoofyCathy Member

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    Have you stayed at both? Which is better?
     
  2. lostpro9het

    lostpro9het Well-Known Member

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    Very subjective, obviously....deja vu time!
    Depends on how you are defining better I suppose. Pros and cons time!
    KIDANI:
    Pros:
    Covered parking under your area of the resort
    First bus stop
    Excellent TS service offering in Sanaa
    Better pool
    Better breakfast option in Sanaa
    Larger/more bathrooms depending on the room
    Community hall with many activities for the family
    Cons:
    No true QS offering for all day dining, but some grab and go items are available in the gift shop as well as a drink machine.
    Some folks don't care for the small lobby
    some folks don't care for the small gift shop.
    JAMBO:
    Pros:
    Huge beautiful lobby that smells magnificent.
    Huge gift shop area
    Dedicated all day QS offering
    Probably one of the best TS offerings in Jiko.
    Folks really seem to like Boma, but its not for me.
    Value rooms to save on points
    Cons:
    Its the second bus stop
    I think the pool is pretty "meh"


    IMO, its all about how you plan to spend your day and your dining habits. One thing to remember is that there is a shuttle that leaves the lobby every 10-15 minutes so getting between the houses is easy if you wanted to use the other pool or explore the other house. Both houses have fantastic savanna views and both houses can have very long walks to your room if you're at the end of a wing.

    Our personal preference is Kidani becasue we love the intimate lobby, pool, sanaa, and parking. We dont need a QS offering becasue we bring supplies to make coffee, breakfast, and so on in the room.
     
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  3. CaptainAmerica

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    What room type? I would absolutely NEVER stay in a studio (i.e. without a kitchen) in Kidani because there's no real breakfast option. In a 1- or 2-bedroom villa, that problem is solved because I'll order some eggs and make my own breakfast.
     
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  4. lostpro9het

    lostpro9het Well-Known Member

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  5. GoofyCathy

    GoofyCathy Member Original Poster

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    Thank you very much! Sometimes I feel like it's kind of far out...and I really like being able to take different modes of transportation other than the bus. We're getting a 3-BR villa in October. Our home resort is SSR so we'll be staying there but looking at other options. AK looks fun and just wondered which one you'd pick...thanks for the info regarding QS, especially.
     
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  7. lostpro9het

    lostpro9het Well-Known Member

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    Tried it twice and think its definitely a good option:
    October visit.
    December visit.
     
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  8. Simba's Mom

    Simba's Mom Active Member

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    My understanding was that the two resorts no longer share buses.

    I'm still a little undecided, however, because we want a 2 BR and Jambo doesn't have dedicated 2 BRs.
     
  9. lostpro9het

    lostpro9het Well-Known Member

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    My experience over Christmas was about 70/30 where 70% of the time we had our own bus and 30% we shared.
     
  10. DVC Mike

    DVC Mike Well-Known Member

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    Goofnut1980 Well-Known Member

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    Have they finished the refreshing of the rooms at Kidani?
     
  12. NormC

    NormC Well-Known Member

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    Brighter lights in the Kidani rooms would be nice. We felt it was too dark in the rooms. The sconces in the hallway were all burnt from overheated bulbs as well. I believe those were getting replaced. Beautiful resort. Lots to see and lots of walking.
     
  13. slappy magoo

    slappy magoo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was there in December. Not a crazy amount of choices but it's not nothing either. And the prepared to-go items would probably benefit a lot of people in a rush
     

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