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      Last Review Posted Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (Deluxe Resort)
      We stayed here over the wine and dine 1/2 marathon weekend this past November 2012. My DD 18mo loved it! She received a cute tiara at check in and had just as much fun exploring the resort lobby, playground, and flamingo pool as she did at Magic Kingdom. Because we were here for such a short time and we booked through the race reservation line, I did not request a certain view. Actually, they told me savannah view was not available for the race participant reserved rooms. Maybe they had already been booked or there were none to begin with. I did not request a pool view but did request 2 rooms with a shared interior door for MIL and FIL. When checking in, the CM told me we had adjoining rooms and that we over looked the pool. But when we got to the rooms, they were standard view and adjoining rooms does not have a shared door. They are just next to each other. Make sure and specifically request connecting rooms for a shared door. I wasn't expecting a pool view before checking in but when told me I had one, it was a bit of a let down when they weren't. Also, both rooms had an overhang so low over the balcony that you couldn't see anything except the underside of the roof unless you stood right at the window and then got a sliver of landscaping. The overhang ended 2 rooms down from us so those standard view rooms would have had a pretty view of the excellently manicured front grounds.


      We we only there for 2 nights and the trip was more about my first 1/2 marathon; we hardly spent time in the room so the bad view wasn't as big of deal to us as it could have been under different circumstances. The benefit is that the overhang made the room so dark that we had no issue creating a bedtime environment for nap time. Moral of the story, don't take a chance on a standard view if it really matters to you.


      The other annoying thing is that it took four requests and several hours to get crib sheets delivered to the room.


      Positives: the entire resort looked brand new. No scuffs on wallpaper or stains on carpet. Furniture gleaming and wood floors polished. It had such great kid appeal. DD loved running around the lobby and climbing steps. CM's were all friendly and helpful (except for the crib sheets.) Great restaurant choices on site and animals watching was superb. Some people don't like the dark rooms but that did not bother us and worked to our advantage. Bus ride to Magic Kingdom was on the long side but not to Animal Kingdom. We were expecting that so no surprise there. I would love to stay there again one day but with a savannah or pool view.
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