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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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Chris B

Plymouth, Massachusetts

"Beautiful grounds"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW

I took my family to AKL over the 2016 April school break. The hotels lobby was breathtaking. The hotel staff was excellent, we called the front desk for an extra towel and in two minutes a staff member brought a stack of towels and enough extra toiletries for an army. The animals outside you room really give you a exotic feel. We saw giraffes, and all sorts of African animals every day. I think the room is a touch small for a deluxe hotel but we spent very little time in the room because the grounds are gorgeous. The pool is really nice but very hard to find a spot to sit, people tend to hoard lounges which is kind of silly.

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disneymar

Chicago, IL

"Beautiful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW

We've stayed a couple times here. The resort is huge, you'll find walks to your room are a bit long! If you want to be close to an elevator I would suggest requesting that when you reserve. The property is gorgeous, we had an amazing g Savannah view. The pool is fun, we visited both pools, and they're each different but awesome. Take advantage of the great food here! Boma is not to be missed, have lunch at Sanaa and sit near a window to enjoy the views!

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symonsezz


"Fabulous!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW

I can't even put into words how much I love it here. The atmosphere, decor, restaurants...just everything is fabulous. We love Sanaa and Boma, but we still have to try Jiko. The rooms are cozy and sitting out on the balcony and watching the animals is an experience like no other. We have stayed twice and now I am hooked. I can't imagine staying anywhere else again!

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utex99

Flower Mound, Texas

"5 Nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW

I stayed here with my 4 year old daughter and sister for 6 days and 7 nights. We had a room on the 4th floor above the main lobby. It was a quick walk to the bus stops, pool, playground, arcade and Mara quick service restaurant. Service was great and check in was a breeze as we did everything online. Once we got off the Disney Magical Express from the airport, we were able to go straight to our room. The bus ride to Magic Kingdom was anywhere from 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. Epcot was about 5-10 minutes shorter on the bus, same with Hollywood Studios. Animal Kingdom Park was about 5-8 minutes on the bus. We did not travel to Disney Springs or any other areas that were not one of the 4 theme parks from the resort. When coming back from the 4 parks to Jambo House, it is the second stop on the bus after stopping at Kidani Village. Maid service in the room was great and we had no complaints. I am not a picky person at all, thus had no problems about the room. Those who are high maintenance might feel otherwise...it is really all about personal perspective. The only complain I had about the room was that around 4-5 PM in the lobby, Disney Cast Members played some drums, interacting with guests. Each day, after spending 4-5 hours at the park, I brought my daughter back to the room to take a nap. She was able to sleep with no problems through the noise, but others might not like it. We ate at the Mara quick service restaurant twice and found the options fine. We had the Disney Dining Plan so it was great for us. My daughter and her cousins loved seeing the animals at the resort. Other than sleeping, napping, eating at The Mara and going to the pool once, we didn't do much else at the resort. Daughter loved the pool, especially the slide. There is a zero entry section of the pool. My daughter can swim pretty well so the slide wasn't an issue even though it was in deeper water for her. If your child isn't very tall (mine is around 43 inches) or can't swim, you will need to monitor the slide area. I think it is about 3.5 feet deep in this area. They do offer children's activities throughout the day, but we did not participate. They did have a movie for children to watch (i think near the pool area) at around 8:30 each night. There are other table service restaurants to eat from at Jambo house but we didn't choose to do so. Leaving the resort was easy as we were able to check in with our airline (Southwest) and luggage at the resort. We had an evening flight, so we were also able to leave any carry on luggage with Bell Hop while we went to the Magic Kingdom during the morning and lunch time. You do have to check your luggage 3 or 4 hours before the flight and the desk closes by noon. Overall it was a great experience, especially for children.

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John C

Branford, Connecticut

"First try at animal kingdom "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW

Well to start..we are long time disney vacation club members. First try at animal kingdom lodge. Stayed in 2 bedroom with lock off. The rooms here are smaller than other resorts. Lighting is dark in rooms. But its the atmosphere of Africa i guess. We were actually surprised at the overall resort cleanliness. We found it to be subpar for a disney property. Dont get me wrong. Its way better than most everywhere else but my wife and i commented about it as soon as we arrived. Its long walk to pools and restaurants and the bus rides seem long.. the animals from the deck are gorgeous. If you have animal lovers with you ist spectacular. For us the extra points needed to stay are not worth it. But we are happy we gave it a shot. Next year it will be back to old key west or Saratoga Springs. ...

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