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Old 06-27-2020, 09:38 PM   #521
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Disney needs to open all of Jambo including restaurants. DVC owners have paid their MFs for all the amenities. To stay in a hotel with no dining is ridiculous. It dosen't matter if there renting out cash room. They have lived off the cash cow that is DVC for a long time and I'm sure come the first of the year there going to want our dues even if were not receiving the product we are paying for. DVC is 20% of Jambo, Disney needs to suck it up for their part if they cant get cash renters. They screw owners with new restrictions every chance they get and try to pull crap like chart pocolypse. Anything but a full open resort is unacceptable. If they want to buy me out of my AK contract at current rates if they dont provide what they should I'll gladly take the $186 a point.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:06 AM   #522
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I had a reservation for 3 days/2 nights on July 31 to Aug 2 with reports that DVC Jambo was open for rooms but the gift shop/restaurants/fitness site are closed and only the pool and pool bar are open amenities. We can bus to Kidani for food options at Sanaa. We had a studio and no car so I cancelled our reservation and moved to BWV so I can walk to EPCOT and not be dependent on the limited bus service as reported.
I was a bit concerned that BCV will share the feature pool since SAB is closed but we like a quiet pool just fine (it is yet to be seen HOW quiet it will be in the heat of the summer).
Since it is a short stay (3 day weekend) I wanted to be efficient with my limited time. Plus, I can easily bring food to the room from the yummy F&G/F&W hybrid kiosks for late night snacks or AM breakfast.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:09 AM   #523
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The saga of Jambo reservations ended for November for us. I read reports that there were no front desk CMs at the opening. I have no idea if this is true, but I checked and was able to move to Kidani Village for our stay the week before Thanksgiving. I like the standard views better at Jambo and I thought through it and didn't think we'd really need a front desk CM, but DH uses the fitness center which I don't believe is open either. My kids who are coming down for the weekend I moved to Kidani because when I called regular reservations I was told they would not honor their reservation even though they are booked in a dvc value studio. I had visions of our magic bands not working and having to trek to Kidani's front desk. So, I jumped on Kidani when it was available again. DD can go to Jambo to use the pool if she wants..she pushed for us to move...and we'll have two bathrooms at Kidani.

And...I love the parking at Kidani!!
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:14 AM   #524
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The saga of Jambo reservations ended for November for us. I read reports that there were no front desk CMs at the opening. I have no idea if this is true, but I checked and was able to move to Kidani Village for our stay the week before Thanksgiving. I like the standard views better at Jambo and I thought through it and didn't think we'd really need a front desk CM, but DH uses the fitness center which I don't believe is open either. My kids who are coming down for the weekend I moved to Kidani because when I called regular reservations I was told they would not honor their reservation even though they are booked in a dvc value studio. I had visions of our magic bands not working and having to trek to Kidani's front desk. So, I jumped on Kidani when it was available again. DD can go to Jambo to use the pool if she wants..she pushed for us to move...and we'll have two bathrooms at Kidani.

And...I love the parking at Kidani!!
I will have to see if the gym is open. I would assume it is since it's not staffed by anyone.

There is 1 club level concierge staffed at Jambo house for any issues.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:20 AM   #525
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I will have to see if the gym is open. I would assume it is since it's not staffed by anyone.

There is 1 club level concierge staffed at Jambo house for any issues.
If we were CL, I wouldn't worry about limited/no front desk CMs.

It will be nice when my son and DIL arrive if we are all at Kidani. Sometimes I just listen to the "signs".
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:25 AM   #526
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If we were CL, I wouldn't worry about limited/no front desk CMs.

It will be nice when my son and DIL arrive if we are all at Kidani. Sometimes I just listen to the "signs".
The club level concierge is for all guest since club is closed. I assume it's because DVC already has 1 club staff already paid by our dues.

I assume they used the rest of the front desk staff dues to pay for the lifeguards and cleaning crew.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:28 AM   #527
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The club level concierge is for all guest since club is closed. I assume it's because DVC already has 1 club staff already paid by our dues.

I assume they used the rest of the front desk staff dues to pay for the lifeguards and cleaning crew.
Gotcha! Thanks for the clarification.

DD and DH can get their morning java at Kidani too.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:32 AM   #528
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Gotcha! Thanks for the clarification.

DD and DH can get their morning java at Kidani too.
It is unreal how quiet Jambo house is. Its sad I miss the off beat drum pounding at 9pm.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:37 AM   #529
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It is unreal how quiet Jambo house is. Its sad I miss the off beat drum pounding at 9pm.
We love Jambo...that is sad. We always touch the craving on the way out of Jambo by the door for travel luck.

No smells from Boma either. I assume no Zebra domes at Kidani either even though some said there might be. They come from Boma so I assume not.

Disney has always been an escape, but I have a feeling it's easy to be reminded of what's going on in the outside world with all the changes there.

Thanks for reporting.
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:32 PM   #530
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I really miss Kidani and Jambo. Maybe next year.
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