New here—first time posting😊. I’ve been reading along and have learned so much good info from reading the forums. Unfortunately it may be one of those times when knowledge does not mean power but rather confusion as I’m all turned around.
Before finding this site, we (myself, husband, 5yr old and 10mth old) were booked to stay 9 nights at Bay Lake one bedroom lake view villa.
Then I learnt about split stays here and that little bit of knowledge made me dangerous —wait! I can actually stay at the hotel closest to the parks we plan to visit? Let’s do it! So our 9 night stay at Bay Lake has now devolved into 4 nights at Bay Lake, 4 nights in one bedroom villa at Beach Club Villas and 1 night at animal kingdom.
I started by booking the 1 night animal kingdom Kidani one bedroom villa and then after going down a rabbit hole of info online and on YouTube, I called and changed it to the one bedroom villa at Jambo. Now it looks like the Animal Kingdom Lodge rooms are newly refurbished and may make the most sense for just one night. I’m so lost and would appreciate any help/direction in just plainly stating the differences . What we’re looking for is some rest on that last day and a half—our 5 year old loves animals and crafts etc and it sounds like Jambo has a lot of that to tap into. Given that we won’t spend much time in the room, I’m really thinking about moving us down to a room versus villa for that last night. Is the one bedroom villas at Jambo worth the extra cost if the rooms get access to the same services? I admit the driving force for this new niggle is that the one part of the one bedroom villa that I don’t care for is the tub/shower combo—I prefer the walk in like in the new refurbished rooms that I saw on YouTube for just the rooms. I will need access to microwave/fridge but it doesn’t seem like the standard Jambo rooms have that.
Thoughts? Sorry for being all over the place. This is our first visit to Disney and we most definitely will not be returning for a few years so I welcome all comments from you experienced folks.