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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, FL

2901 Osceola PkwyLake Buena Vista, FL 32830  
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Overview

Designed with traditional African inspirations in mind, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers safari-themed accommodations that overlook a wildlife park featuring zebras, giraffes, gazelles and more. The lodge is located just a few minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and features two outdoor pools with waterslides and whirlpool spas, a wine bar, multiple dining options, and more.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Lake Buena Vista Travel Experts
  • Over 30 wildlife species roam the property's savannah.
  • African-themed resort.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Private balconies.
  • Two outdoor pools with water slides.
  • 11,000 square foot zero-entry pool.
  • 5 dining options.
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Good To Know

from Rosemarie, our Lake Buena Vista Market Manager
  • 4-minute drive from Animal Kingdom.
  • Transportation throughout Walt Disney World®.
  • Free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Disney Parks included.
  • Complimentary golf clubs.
  • Full service spa on property.
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Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • ATM/Banking
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Concierge Services
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Elevator
  • Express Checkout
  • Free Parking
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Patio/Veranda
  • Poolside Bar
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Valet Parking
  • Waterslide
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Description

from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am

Location.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a family-friendly resort located in Lake Buena Vista's Maingate West neighborhood, close to Disney's Animal Kingdom®, Blizzard Beach, and Disney's Hollywood Studios™. Additional points of interest include Wide World of Sports and Disney's Boardwalk.

Property Features.
Dining options at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge include 3 restaurants. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Complimentary shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle. Business services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and a children's club. This is a smoke-free property.

Exclusive Disney Resort guest benefits include:

  • Extra Magic Hours: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have a more private park experience. Each day, one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to two hours after regular closing time. Additionally, Disney Water Parks offer Extra Magic Hours during select times of year.

  • Complimentary Transportation: Avoid the hassle of driving and the cost of parking with Disney Resort’s complimentary transportation. Disney Resort guests have free access to complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort—including transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks. Travel by bus, water taxi, ferry or monorail!

  • Disney’s Magical Express Service: Let the magic begin as soon as you land at the Orlando International Airport! Climb aboard the complimentary round-trip airport transportation and head straight to your Disney Resort where vacation awaits!

  • Complimentary Golf Club Rental: Want to hit the links but didn’t travel with your clubs? No problem! Disney Resort guests are provided free rentals of golf clubs.

  • Simplify your Stay: When staying at a Disney Resort, you can use your Resort ID to charge your purchases to your room. You may also choose to have your purchases shipped to your resort.

Guestrooms.
The 1293 air-conditioned guestrooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge feature iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. All accommodations have patios. Refrigerators and microwaves are offered. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include safes and ceiling fans. Guests may request in-room massages, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Hotel Policy.
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

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MeeshiB

Jacksonville, Florida

"2 kids/2 Adults"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2016 NEW

Who doesn't love animals? That being said, who doesn't like to see them free in the wild? We do. The safari is awesome & it's nice to see the animals roaming (safely) and take an adventure with the family. All the shows are awesome and well performed. The bone park is probably our favorite. Our boys LOVE running around there & we feel safe knowing it's an enclosed gate/manned by an employee...one exit, one entrance. There's also a neat digging pit across the way we actually missed several times before discovering on a visit several years after our first time!

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Jenny D

Medina, Ohio

"Amazing Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

My family of 4 stayed 5 nights at Jambo House from June 6th-10th. We had booked a standard view room but upon check in I asked for an upgrade and they met our request with an amazing Savannah view room on the Kudu Trail near the lobby. A family of giraffes resided next to our balcony as well as zebra and some other mini deer type animal and others. The room was clean and comfortable with a huge separate closet and 2 dressers. No microwave but mini fridge and coffeemaker. The resort is great with many activities for the kids. My girls participated in an evening African instrument parade and a young lady was so kind in painting their faces when we had missed the face painting time. The lobby here is simply stunning and Boma buffet is awesome. The pool is very nice and includes hot tubs and a nice playground. Laundry is conveniently located near the pool and is $3 to wash or dry. The quick service Mara is also near the pool and is small inside but offers good food, try the butternut squash soup. I have explored all of the Deluxe resorts with the exception of Fort Wilderness Lodge and would definitely choose this one over all the others again if staying Deluxe. It was not a far bus ride to the parks- furthest was 20 min and it does not get the foot traffic winding through it that other Deluxe resorts on the monorail get. You will not be disappointed if you stay here

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TheOriginal007

Southern Indiana

"Wonderful place, little pricey"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

We stayed here in June of 2016 and had a wonderful room with bunk beds and animal view. The hotel is clean, has great staff, great pool, etc. It is big, so you may have a walk to or from the lobby to leave or return. Like most on premise high end resorts it's a bit pricey but not entirely crazy. I would definitely return. Picture is from my room's balcony

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Momtoexchangestudent

Michigan

"Meh with great view"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

We finally had enough cash saved for a Disney trip & really wanted to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The room was smaller than we expected with a tiny bathroom. The refrigerator was nice but small. The beds were comfy, but the furniture was dusty. The food was totally overpriced at the Mara. The breakfast buffet at Boma was pricy but very good. Pool area was great. Sink height was too high for our kids (ages 8 & 10). The shower was tiny, but the water pressure was great.

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Kimed0210

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"Amazing!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

This is our second stay. We have stayed in most of the resorts and this is one of our favorites. It is a little bit out of the way, but with the transportation, it is not a problem. The lobby is awesome. You can just sit there and relax anytime. There are two areas just off of the lobby (small library with a savannah view and fire pit area) where you can sit with a cocktail or book. Outside, past the lobby is a viewing area where you can see the animals. There are also several covered patios with rocking chairs for animal viewing. This trip, they upgraded our room. Rooms are clean and spacious. We had a very active savannah, which we enjoyed very much. Giraffes, oxen, gazelles, fowl, always out and entertaining. Restaurants are great here. Mara is open very late and is the best value in Disney in my opinion. It is a quick place to get a salad, flatbread pizza or pastry. You can eat there or take food to the pool or yr room. I highly recommend!

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