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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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judgedoll

uniondale, ny

"Ok"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 05, 2016 NEW

While the decor was amazing and splendid and some of the staff very nice - we did run into a few snags of unhelpful staff and we paid the high price the Savannah view that we found to be far less than worth the cost- we can say we did it but would not do it again - we only saw animals on one afternoon- the zebras were far far away and we did see 3 giraffes and a bull and a few other smaller animals but not as close as we expected. I expected them to be out when we woke up in the morning but they were not and we awoke at various different times but no animals! That was upsetting for amount of money we spent.

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Jillian M

Valparaiso, Indiana

"Expected more"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

If I could rate service by itself, this would be a 5 star review. The staff at this lodge was awesome. Front desk would do anything to make you happy. Lifeguards were very friendly and helpful as well. I dont know how many times I heard them telling the same kids to stop doing something. Never once did they raise thier voice or inforce anything really. The pool is very nice and my kids loved the slide. We had a 2 queen pool view room. We did go and look at the animals and I would never pay to upgrade to that type of room. Our room was tiny. I was always running into stuff and tripping over my kids. The bathroom is very small and basic. Water pressure was horrible in the shower. I just thought the rooms might have a little more space for the price you pay. We had breakfast at the Boma and it was very good. We ate at the Mara a few times. It is basically a food court. The prices are very high and the food is horrible. We tried the burger, pizza, turkey sandwich, and hot dogs. The breakfast was ok. I love disney, but with the prices for food and water ($3 a bottle) I am not sure we will ever stay at a disney resort again. The shuttle service was great. We were never crowded. So, service and staff were amazing but food cost and room were not.

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bucko3200

Palm Harbor, Florida

"Beautiful resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

We really liked the Animal Kingdom Resorts especially looking out our windows and seeing all giraffes and other wild animals. However, the price was so high. I took my daughter and family there for a special occasion but do not know if I would go back due to the cost.

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Georgina Olivia T


"Beautiful stay!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

Regardless of the bus system being pretty shoddy for this hotel (furthest one out and least amount of buses?) The hotel, the food and the staff are what you would expect in a deluxe hotel! The room was spotless, smelled fresh and we had a pretty great view of the animals(even though we were in a standard room) not my first time in Florida but my first time in a Disney hotel! My only advise would be, if you are from the UK and you're not hiring a car but you want to see more places in Orlando, download and set up uber in the UK and then you can use it in the states! Uber is over 50% cheaper than checkers and mears and the drivers and cars are superb! (Cost me $15 to universal studios from AKL, compared to a $45 quote from a mears guy!)

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RoxanneW43

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

"Truly Engaging atmospere"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

5 star from arrival to departure! The magic truly began the moment we arrived - from the perfectly themed architecture to the tropical themed landscape, Jambo House invited us in to the warm embrace of Africa. Tasteful, intriguing, engaging and educational - the decor entices guests to explore, relax and learn. Alluring surprises await around every turn and are tucked into every corner! With welcoming and authentic staff to greet and advise, AK Lodge, which includes Jambo House and Kadani Village, has a friendly and home-like atmosphere. And then....open the back door, or step onto your balcony and BAM!! African wildlife! Right there!! Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, antelope, gazelle, and cranes, to name a few, wander leisurely among the trees and grasses of the Savanna that surrounds the lodge. We spent hours just watching them - nearly forgetting to eat! Ok, well maybe not that much, but WOW! So amazing! There is so much more to share about this place, that it would take me 10 more paragraphs - all I can say is - COME HERE if you can! You will not be disappointed :D

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