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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, FL

2901 Osceola PkwyLake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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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 water slides and whirlpool spas, a wine bar, multiple dining options, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lake Buena Vista Travel Experts
  • Watch as over 30 wildlife species roam the savannah at the African-themed resort.
  • Just a short 4-minute drive from Animal Kingdom.
  • Take advantage of the transportation throughout Walt Disney World® and free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Disney Parks included.
  • Complimentary golf clubs.
  • Full service spa on property.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Private balconies.
  • Two outdoor pools with water slides.
  • 11,000 square foot zero-entry pool.
  • 5 dining options.

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

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.

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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Miami, Florida
"Amazing week at Animal Kingdom Lodge!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2016 NEW
All I can say is that we loved everything about the hotel. From the moment we set foot on the hotel, we were transported to a whole other place (Africa).The lobby is simply breathtaking, the walk to our rooms was nice and the room itself had everything we needed. Our housekeeper, Nora was super nice and helpful. Our kids loved the pool, specially the slide and the activities by the pool. The food court was small compared to other Disney hotels, but they had plenty more restaurants to chose from. Our favorite was Jiko, where we had a delicious anniversary dinner, while our kids enjoyed themselves at Simba's Cubhouse! I think that was the best part, knowing that our kids were super well cared for while we had some adult only time. We will definitely be back!
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Kanesha R
Orlando, Florida
"Not impressed"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2016 NEW
The room was damp, our socks were wet by the time we walked over to the balcony. It was humid wet. The room was small and the bathroom was also tiny. The decor was dark and it was not luxurious at all. However seeing the giraffes on our balcony was pretty cool. The staff, restaurants, activities, offered as well as the pool was phenomenal! Not worth the price.
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Steve S
Valrico, Florida
"Wonderful 3 days at Animal Kingdom Lodge"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2016 NEW
Rather than a cruise we took my octogenarian mother to the Animal Kingdom Lodge for her birthday. For us, it did not require any air travel, was close to home, had exceptional food, walking was limited (could get a wheel chair when needed), and she loves watching African animals. We did book very early for a room overlooking the savanna (wish we had booked even earlier for a room with a separate bedroom). But we did not spend too much time in the room so it really did not matter that much. We also did the Wanyama safari, offered by the lodge, which included a rather unique South African gourmet dinner with wine pairing following the actual drive through the savannas, all done with a fun Disney flair. We were probably the minority in that we did not visit any of the the parks durning our stay, only enjoyed the lodge which was huge and had all the amenities anyone could ask for. When we did check out we stopped by Disney Springs (renting a wheel chair) for lunch which was a great way to end our visit. For my older group the lodge was all we needed; however, a younger crowd would probably want to also visit a Disney park.
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Williamsport, PA
"We expected better."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2016 NEW
So, I decided to take my mom on a trip to Disney World. This was my 5th time and her 6th time going. It was also our first time staying at a deluxe resort and it did not meet our expectations. The decorations are nice and the staff are nice, but nothing else seems "deluxe" about it. Upon our arrival (which was right at check-in time), our room was not even ready. We were told that we would be sent a text when it was ready. So, we waited in the lobby. 45 minutes passed, no text had been received. I used to do housekeeping at a hotel and we had to finish rooms in less than 20 minutes. So, I went back to the front desk to ask about the status of the room. It was finished, but for whatever reason, no one had bothered to let us know about it. The room itself was smaller than we expected for a "deluxe" hotel. The lighting in the bathroom was quite dim. We found large ants in the bathtub two days in a row. One of the towels also had dark streaks on it, as if it hadn't been washed. The door to the balcony was very difficult to open (it seemed to stick a lot, or require a lot of force to even move). The beds were comfortable, at least. There was also a lot of walking involved. Walking from the bus to the lobby to the elevator to our room seemed to be a mile long. That doesn't count the amount of walking it takes to go do laundry, or go down to The Mara, or to the other hotel building. It was very inconvenient that some things weren't more centrally located, or that there weren't multiple options (ex. two places to do laundry, instead of one). (Normally, I wouldn't complain about walking at all, but adding that to walking 10+ miles a day in the parks plus having a chronic pain condition did not make it enjoyable.) We did see some animals, but it wasn't really any different than seeing them at a zoo. All in all, we expected better from a deluxe resort, especially given what was paid for it and given that past stays at Moderate and Value resorts provided better accommodations and amenities than this. (In comparison, we stayed at a non-Disney hotel the night before flying down to Florida, full kitchen suite, larger room, for half the price). It is questionable whether or not we will even return to Disney at this point, but I do not think we will return to this resort.
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London, United Kingdom
"Best Disney hotel "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2016 NEW
Stayed here with my family over the summer! When you walk in, there is the proper wow factor, the lobby is spectacular! The pool area is great, and just amazing to be amongst the animals whilst sun bathing! I couldn't imagine staying here without a Savannah room. Waking up and seeing the giraffes and zebra was just unbelievable. The food here is fantastic, with very friendly staff. There are frequent shuttle buses to the Disney parks, however can get very busy in the peak times. It is very expensive but so worth the money, this hotel is completely magical and makes the Disney experience even better!!

Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Is parking available?
Yes. Guests can take advantage of either the ample complimentary self-parking or the valet parking.

Is theme park shuttle service available?
Yes. Hotel guests can utilize Disney’s Bus Transportation for shuttle service around the Walt Disney World resort and Disney’s Magical Express for transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport.

What amenities are available for guests?
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is bursting with extraordinary amenities for all guests to enjoy, including:

  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center
  • Resort Concierge
  • Locker Rentals
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
  • Childcare Services
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-Room Celebrations

What recreational activities are available at the resort?
In addition to premier amenities, the resort also offers guests activities such as:
  • Pools
  • Simba’s Cubhouse
  • Jambo House Campfire Activities
  • Hakuna Matata Playground
  • Pumbaa’s Fun and Games Arcade
  • Movies Under the Stars

Are smoking rooms available?
No. However, there are designated smoking areas located throughout the resort.

What dining options are at the resort?
Guests can enjoy the following dining options:
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Sanaa
  • Jiko Wine Tasting
  • The Mara
  • Maji Pool Bar
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
  • Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Dine with an Animal Specialist
  • Jiko Wine Tasting
  • Wanyama Safari
  • Room Service