Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jambo House is home to some of Disney World’s more adventurous dining locations including Jiko – The Cooking Place, Boma – Flavors of Africa, and Victoria Falls Lounge. Plus Uzima Pool is a great place to relax after a day at the parks.
Since February this resort has also been home to a test — going cashless.
It is not uncommon for Disney to select a limited number of resorts for a test. In the past they introduced the Minnie Vans at a limited number of resorts, started the whole “open your room with your phone” thing at a limited number of resorts, and are currently testing allowing dogs in guest rooms at a limited number of resorts.
What does “cashless” mean for you if you are a guest at Animal Kingdom Lodge or dining at one of their locations?
Cashless means accepted payment methods are:
- Credit Cards
- Debit Cards
- Disney Gift Cards
- Disney Reward Redemption Cards
- Contactless Payment Options including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay
When will cash be accepted?
- Cash deposits will be accepted at check-in to fund room charging options
- Cash will continue to be accepted for gratuities by restaurant services, bell services, valet parking attendants and other applicable staff members.
But, payment for all other resort services, including dining purchases by guests not staying at the resort, must be made via an accepted cashless payment option.
What do you think of this transition to cashless operations? Will it change how you plan for your trip? Let us know in the comments below!
Check out our 6 Reasons to Visit Animal Kingdom Lodge (Even if you aren’t staying there)! When you’re done – check out all of our Food Tours on You Tube!