Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, FL

2901 W 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® Resort and free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World® Resort theme 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.
  • A self-parking fee applies.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Children's Pool
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Express Checkout
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Security Guard
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • Valet Parking
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Patio/Veranda
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Waterslide
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
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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.

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.

Self Parking Fee:
Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

Valet Parking:
Valet Parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night (sales tax included).

Tripster Customer Reviews

april moss
maumelle, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Moss Family Vacation 2018"
March 2018
We just love our visit to the Animal Kingdom Lodge! Very friendly staff and nice rooms! This was our 1st visit here and our children’s 1st visit to Disney World and they made it spectacular! Will stay again and will highly recommend!
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Tip: Two things you should know is that meals plans are not for everyone and remember it’s vacation, have fun and enjoy yourselves!

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
"Disney Animal Kingdom - expensive but worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
Stayed at Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge for two nights. What a great hotel. Very big - so you need to walk a lot just to get to the lobby. Great service of coarse, it’s Disney. Check out all the restaurants. They were delicious. Expensive. We stayed in a room with it with a safari view. You wake up and a giraffe is outside your room. Isn’t that spectacular! We only stayed two nights because the ungodly cost. But worth it. We moved our hotel to another Disney resort which was more affordable. Glad I got the experience. Your kids will remember it forever.
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Jakub P
"Animal Kingdom Lodge experience - Oct 2019"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2019 NEW
I am not sure where to start. We are a huge Disney family (especially with a 7 and a 6 year old), and went there first time probably 7-8 years ago (staying off Disney resort property that first time). Trying to manage the expensive vacations, we tried different combinations of stays during our trips - trying to mix and match: - off and on Disney property stays - driving or flying to FL from Midwest - value Disney Resort vs. premium resorts - ordering groceries or eating onsite/parks - base tickets vs. park hoppers While mostly the trips were successful with wonderful experiences, I wanted to write (this is my first review of any sort) about our experiences at Animal Kingdom Lodge as a Disney resort and why we will come back here any chance we get. To say it’s amazing it’s an understatement and would not do it justice. The feel of getting off the bus into a relaxing, peaceful and quiet atmosphere is priceless after bumping elbows during the day with thousands of other Disney enthusiasts. But that’s not all - walking into the lobby turns into a magical experience - it’s like walking into another Disney park, taking one back to Africa with exotic animals right outside the doors, while plenty to do under the protection of a roof during rainy days. I can’t describe it with words. As with every Disney resort, the staff is helpful, attentive and provides a great customer experience. But...something special takes place here at the AKL - for example, when checking in a year or two back, we were randomly upgraded to a semi-Savanh view with bunks bed (our kids loved it while we enjoyed the view of the animals and a double sink to accommodate all my wife’s stuff!!!). This year, 2019, we visited the AKL twice (lucky us, the first trip paid by the in-laws), and something just clicked the second time that made me come out of my shell and write this review. During check-in (October 5), we were fortunate to be taken care of the front desk supervisor (Nina) who made us aware of being selected for the ‘Safari of the Day’ - another continuous effort by AKL to enhance the customer experience. We were upgraded to a Sunset Savanh view room which was completely remodeled including: - new laminate flooring vs carpets - easier on my allergies - sliding glass doors for the shower - preventing water spilling on the floor, - modern sinks - sliding doors both to the bathroom area and the bathroom itself - made it easier getting ready without waking up the kids (I am a early riser) This recent stay has been sprinkled with Magic such as extra trips by the staff to remake the beds throughout the day, complimentary water in the room, extra fast passes and chocolate on the beds at night time. To put the Cherry on top of the cake, our experience with Anne on Thursday (October 10) was amazing when we tried to see if there was any flexibility to upgrade our last day in the parks to park hopper passes (the kids wanted to attend different parks - of course). Not only did she make it happen, but in a way that saved us money, time and reduced complexity on us as the customer (regular process includes upgrading each and every ticket separately - phew, that would have taken forever). While going to Disney is expensive and many families weigh the different options, there is no question that one should stay at least once at the AKL - being here is as close as getting an additional Disney park experience without going to the parks.
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Pflugerville, Texas
"Fun for all generations"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019 NEW
We had a Savannah view room with our children and grandchildren right around the corner. We were able to see giraffe, zebras, impala, wildebeest, addax and many other beautiful animals up close from our balcony. Taking a day off from the Disney parks, we enjoyed face painting, cookie decorating, swimming, and short lectures about African animals - all activities come free with the hotel reservations. All three restaurants on site were great, but our favorite was splurge night at Jiko.
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Darren W
"Love this resort!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019 NEW
Fantastic for kids...especially if you get the savanna view! One of the only deluxe resorts that has a playground! Great pool and the zebra domes are delicious! You can get them in the quick service location! :)
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Warrington, United Kingdom
"Family holiday"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019 NEW
Stayed here with my two adult daughters for 2 weeks we thought it would be a change to stay in a hotel rather than the larger accommodation that Disney offer. The theme of Africa was very tastefully done and the pool area was lovely. We had an upgraded room which was great however I am only 5 foot tall and had difficulty getting into the bed as it was so high. The savannah outside the windows was wonderful giraffes came in the evening to feed. Not being Americans we didn’t realise that it was love bug season so couldn’t use the balcony as it was constantly infested with dead bugs which no one swept up. We used Boma for breakfast and dinner and both were very good also the food court had a decent choice of food. This hotel was lovely but I’m afraid the housekeeping in my opinion was abysmal. There were 3 times when they had knocked early morning we told them give us 30 minutes and when we were returning from the parks at around 3.30 the room was not done. We also just asked for towels because it was too late in the day and I needed to relax after walking 10 miles a day. As I stated previously our balcony was a love bug graveyard which ok no one can control nature but we had dead bugs on the floor in our room and no attempt was made to sweep them up so no stars from me for that. Did this spoil my holiday no because everything else made up for it would I stay here again probably not It’s too far away from the parks except Animal Kingdom and I would like to experience other Disney properties
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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