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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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lake Buena Vista Travel Experts
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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PGIOmi
Florida
"Kilimanjaro Club"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2016 NEW
We have stayed club level at AKL at least a dozen times. Our experiences with the cast members in Kilimanjaro Club have been wonderful. Having stayed club level at three other resorts, the way non-club level guests can access club level is the same. If someone on the elevator uses a Magic Band for access, everyone else on the elevator can conceivably go there as well. The travel agent I use has visited all the resorts and club levels and deems Kilimanjaro Club to be the best.
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DhoomMachale
"Nice but not extraordinary "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2016 NEW
The staff was friendly at the concierge and reception. We arrived at midnight because of delayed flights. The in room service was not available but Mara resturant was open. It actually is not a restaurant but we could atleast get some food. We stayed in Jambo house and woke up looking out onto water hole in african savannah setting. As the day passed by, animals started coming. The first day we spent in the hotel itself but that was the only day out of our 6 day stay. We spent a bit of time at the pool which was nice. It had a waterslide which was perfect size for my little one. She enjoyed it the most. If you are planning to be away at the parks, I would not recommend staying here. You are paying premium but are not there to enjoy the premises. They have shuttles going everywhere but we had to wait majority of the times. There doesnt seem to be a printed schedule or atleast we werent made aware about it if such a thing exists. The rooms are good size with big bathrooms. We went to Boma, Mara and Sanaa but will write different reviews for them. Overall a good stay. Would I stay there again? Probably not. Too expensive for what you get.
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piegirl
Sacramento, California
"Wonderful hotel, but hard bed"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 28, 2016 NEW
We stayed here for 4 nights in a standard room, that had a view of the savanna. This was our second stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and in many ways it surpassed our first (also wonderful) stay. The staff here are simply the best. Ever single person we interacted with was welcoming, friendly, and eager to be helpful. Some of our favorite moments of our whole WDW were interactions with the AKL cast members. This is a gorgeous and unique hotel. I loved the decor in both the public areas and in our hotel room. We learned about some of the thoughtful architecture from the cast members and it made me appreciate the lodge even more. We ate at all of the restaurants, and all were good and some of the best food we had on WDW. We tried Boma for dinner for the first time, and felt it wasn't as good a value as the other restaurants. The buffet was smaller than I expected and we preferred it for breakfast. We did the Wanyama Safari and got a behind the scenes look at the savanna. It was the highlight of our trip. We have so many photos of the animals from the safari and it was fun recognizing the giraffes by name when we later saw them from our hotel room. The only reason I can't give this hotel 5 stars is the beds in our room. The mattresses were extremely hard, with a thin egg crate pad on top. I have slept on the ground and been more comfortable. It was like sleeping on a carpeted floor--there's a little bit of softness over a hard concrete surface. Ultimately, the purpose of a hotel is to provide a comfortable place to sleep and we had four rough nights because of that terrible bed. We did call the front desk after the first night and they sent two blankets for us to drape over the bed for padding. This helped, but what would help more is getting higher quality beds to reflect the deluxe status of this hotel. We went on this trip considering becoming DVC owners, and decided against it based solely on the bed!
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Lisa V
"Amazing!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 28, 2016 NEW
I love this place. We were upgraded as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the lady was helpful at making our stay fabulous. There is plenty of places to visit in the hotel and people to help. The only minor thing is I'd say the staff could cheer up a bit. Hakuna matata!! There was the most lovely lady called Geeta in the souvenir shop. Well done to her she went over and beyond to help everyone. The buses are the slowest I've ever known. Horrendous. Do not leave any later than an hour to get somewhere. Very slow!! The rooms savanna view is magical and just breathe taking. Overall a lovely experience
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Sheila F
Parsippany
"Vacation "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 28, 2016 NEW
My husband choose kidani village at the animal kingdom resort. I don't really fancy the decor. I really wanted a nice view so I can see the animals but instead we had a view of some trees and a parking lot. Not much food items to purchase in the market place..as we have a kitchen and like to cook sometimes. They don't have a quick service..that is like a 10 mins walk to Jamba house..seems like u pay more and get less accommodation..