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 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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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.

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

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Crash620
Riverhead, New York
"Wonderful Stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2017 NEW
Loved the resort. Would definitely stay at this resort again. Room was clean and staff friendly. Did not have a Savannah room but animals were still visible at times although fences were in view. Had views of giraffes and others every morning.
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stink57
kent
"Absolutely FANTASTIC ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2017 NEW
We are a family of 4 from London & this is our 1st trip to the USA & Disney and I've got to say...... we LOVE it. Our transfer via Disney Express from the airport was very quick with our very friendly driver. Our greeting and check-in by Patty on Reception was the same. The hotel & surrounding area is beautiful, clean and very well kept. Our room was available straight away and I had booked a Savannah View room, on entering it the view was slightly disappointing as we seemed to be right at the end of the Savannah so only had a tiny section outside our balcony with no animals. My husband went straight to Reception and they changed our room straight away to 3561 which was at the opposite end to Reception and the view was wonderful. The rooms are clean, very comfortable beds and serviced everyday. My only quibble would be the pillows, they weren't particularly thick but you can just request more if needed. The fan & air-conditioning unit worked great and it was definitely a plus to have a balcony to sit on. Some people have mentioned about the long walks but we didn't find it a problem at all and also we found the transport system really well organised with friendly drivers all the time. It is the furthest hotel from MK but it was soooooooo worth staying here as it's just beautiful and the staff cannot do enough for you. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.
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Gaby T
"JAMBO everyone"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2017 NEW
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is unlike any other on Disney property. Modeled after African culture, the Animal Kingdom Lodge takes guests into a different world. Situated on multiple savannas, the resort offers guests a chance to view indigenous wildlife right outside their rooms. Giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and more graze throughout the day and can be viewed from every balcony. It's an absolute must see! Additionally, the resort offers African cultural experiences such as story telling as well as night vision viewings and outdoor movie nights. As DVC members, we stayed in the villas which, as always, offer fantastic accommodations including a full kitchen and washer/dryer. This resort is a bit farther from the parks (save animal kingdom) but the grounds and rooms are well worth the stay. I highly recommend!
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todd_fix
Winter Springs, Florida
"Especially nice for families with children."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2017 NEW
We adore Disney and all things Disney, so we were not surprised by being impressed with the breadth and depth of quality found at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Having said this, we have yet to find a Disney property which we feel "completely" caters to those without children. We do not intend that we want an adults-only experience, but one that offers the same level of experience for adults as they do children. The AK Lodge is a vast, expansive resort, with all the modern amenities expected by any higher-end resort, however; there were times when service was a bit lacking (restaurants, front-desk), and conveniences seemed odd (closing the pool for water testing during pool hours, promoting "special" buffets on "special" days that were more expensive than the prior day, yet exactly the same menus. Let's face it, in a time when there is so much competition for luxury travel, $500+ for a standard hotel room is rather much. Not sure it's worth it, as many off-property resorts are truly nicer.
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Ravi N
Tampa, Florida
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
We stayed here for 3 nights with our 4-yr old daughter. Everything was great - hotel decor, room, animal view, restaurant, pool, spa, shuttles and above all, the service. All the staff were quite friendly and our daughter was treated like a true princess (staff greeting her everywhere, seeking her autograph!). We were celebrating my wife's birthday and she was treated special too. We took the savanna view on 4th floor, though, I wish we had taken a lower floor for even better view (the trees might obstruct some view on upper floors). We had breakfast/dinner at 'The Mara' restaurant, which was a quick service restaurant with very reasonable prices and good quality food. Overall, it was a classic Disney experience and I would highly recommend this hotel.

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