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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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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2017 NEW
We visited as a family of three back in April 2017. Our first trip to Disney and the hotel and experience did not disappoint. Great theming throughout the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. The pool is great. Everywhere is clean and tidy. The breakfast at Boma restaurant is the best! - make sure you book. The room was lovely and the beds were super comfortable. We used the buses for all the Disney parks and never waited longer than 10 mins for one. The hotel is the furthest away from magic kingdom, but it's only 15-20 mins on the bus. It is expensive but worth it. We would definitely stay again. Please don't be put off by some of the other less than happy reviews - I read them all prior to going and it had me worried that we'd made the wrong choice with hotel. However we had the best time and couldn't have picked a better hotel .... thanks Disney 😀
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lindsay g
"A great few days..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2017 NEW
We only stayed a brief 3 days (Sept 15th-18th) so we unfortunately didn't get to really explore the hotel but we did enjoy ourselves... The Good: the hotel is beautiful, so much detail and a great theme. every worker we came across was very friendly and helpful. since it was my birthday they even had "Goofy" call and wish me a happy birthday. we were located on the 1st floor right near the pool (which was lovely) and the mara (delicious breakfast). the room was clean, spacious and the beds comfortable. we also requested early check in and received it which really helped us out as we had a very early flight. The Okay/Bad: the main reason we went was to see giraffes and we saw one from extremely far away which was really disappointing. my mom, whom I traveled with, made several calls to have a birthday surprise (a cheese platter and rose with balloon) ready for me and when we arrived at the room neither surprise was there so she had to make more calls which she found to be frustrating (though when it finally did arrive it was wonderful). I found the mara lunch to be pretty underwhelming.
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Cheryl L
Houston, Texas
"Like Being on Safari"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2017 NEW
Had a savanna room with wonderful views of the animals on the grounds. The lodge was like a safari hotel and was beautiful with very helpful staff. The pool was large, but somewhat crowded. It was hard to find 2 chairs together.
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"Beautiful Themed Resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2017 NEW
Just returned from a 6 night stay at this resort. It was our first time at a deluxe resort and I was very excited about that and the fact that I had a savanna view room. We arrived around 1030 am and our room was not ready so we were able to enjoy the pool area and have lunch. It is good to pack a swimsuit in your carry on so you are able to change since our checked luggage arrived about 330.. we did get in the room around 2...it was a very nice room with a queen bed and a bunk bed. Not overly big and the bathroom area had a separate 2 sink vanity with the shower and toilet in its own "room". The furnishings were rugged and the decor African inspired. But it was the view of the animals that made it wonderful. We were able to see giraffes and zebra and other animals.. I enjoyed sitting out there on the little balcony with my coffee in the morning just watching. There are several nice restaurants in the resort and we made use of the quick service location for breakfast and snacks... get the zebra domes if you go! We didn't have a problem with the bus service to the parks. I know some people complain about the long wait but we honestly didn't wait more than 10 minutes. The buses are super chilly so sometimes at night coming back from being so hot in the parks the air conditioning felt like too much! The resort is very close to Animal Kingdom itself. The resort is very spacious. Lots of pretty sitting areas inside and out. Firepits with chairs around them.. a lovely pool.. seemed like there were always chairs available. Overall we were very happy with our stay. I probably would try a different resort next visit just to experience a different theme but I highly recommend this one.. the people were friendly and helpful and I loved the gift shop. Lots of authentic gifts to be found. It's a beautiful property and you will not be disappointed! 😊
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"Absolutely brilliant"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 23, 2017 NEW
This is now one of the best parks. Spent the whole day there. Pandora flight is amazing. Soaring on steroids . Did it twice . Needs a fast pass as the wait times were in excess of 120 minutes. Dinosaur has reopened so that was also a bonus. The safari was excellent, very lucky as we saw loads of animals including baby elephant.
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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