AKV Refurbished room photos

Guest rooms located in the Jambo House building of Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas are currently undergoing a soft goods refurbishment.  Following are a series of photos of a newly-renovated room.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

With this renovation classified as a "soft goods" refurbishment, primary changes involve new wall and floor coverings, linens and minor fixtures throughout the room.  New 50" flat panel TVs have been added, but there are no changes to furniture throughout the villa.  Deluxe Studio rooms are not receving the fold-down Murphy Beds being added during more extensive "hard goods" refurbishments at resorts like Disney's BoardWalk Villas and Disney's Beach Club Villas.  

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

To compare to the original room decor, refer to the DVCNews Maps & Photos page for Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas.  

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

Note that these images were taken in a Value-class room located in Jambo House.  Value rooms are 3-4' shallower than standard-sized rooms, giving a more cramped appearance in side-by-side comparison.  

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

The refurbishment is expected to run throughout 2016 with work beginning on Kidani Village rooms as soon as Jambo House is completed.  

Thanks to Janet ("bakerworld") for the photos!

Reader Comments
Re: AKV Refurbished room photos -- denlo
2016 Apr 08 01:26:36 PM
It does look brighter with a 'cool' color palette. I noticed no wallpaper in the bathroom, I'll miss it. But living in the south wallpaper often means mold is growing under it. I wouldn't want to risk it.
Re: AKV Refurbished room photos -- SpaceMountain77
2016 Apr 08 09:32:38 PM
I was disappointed with the concept art and am disappointed with the finished look. It is an African lodge. Why are the walls white?
Re: AKV Refurbished room photos -- worldfanatic
2016 Apr 08 10:30:04 PM
I agree.
The white walls take away from the theme for me.
Re: AKV Refurbished room photos -- twinklebug
2016 Apr 09 12:20:25 AM
The white walls are most likely to address the low lighting in the bathroom area folk have complained about since day 1. Unfortunately, it was not the lighting itself, but rather the placement of the lights that caused the problems, casting shadows across the face from left and right. They didn't move the lamps, although they may have lightened the shades a bit.
Re: AKV Refurbished room photos -- SpaceMountain77
2016 Apr 09 08:36:55 AM
Also, the refreshed room is so contemporary and muted that the pops of color in the bathroom seem odd. Like many resorts before it, a visual disconnect has been created between the bathroom and living space.

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