I gotta jump in here. I was pleasantly surprised at the apparent uptick in Animal Kingdom Lodge clientele during my visit last week. Plenty of respectably dressed families.Guests at UNI resorts are of a noticeably higher caliber than guests at Disney resorts.
At night, the crowd at Jiko had a distinctly upscale vibe to it. You remember, sort of like the 1990s when professional adult couples used to visit WDW sans children.
Maybe the word is getting out that Animal Kingdom Lodge is WDW's best hotel.
Or maybe the Honey Boo Boo crowd is spending the family fortune so they can stay at a Monorail Resort.