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).

Orlando 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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Bex H
London, United Kingdom
"What a special experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2019 NEW
My partner and I treated ourselves to a one night stay here after staying at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter hotel for 10 nights (fab hotel). My word, it is absolutely breathtaking. Every detail is stunning, the staff are wonderful and every bit magical. The only negative was it did take us 30 minutes to check in. The queue wasn't massive but went very slow for some reason and there wasn't a staff member assisting down the line to see if it could be sped up at all (a staff member did this at POFQ). HOWEVER, once we did get seen Amy (i'm pretty sure this was her name, she usually works at the Grand Floridian) was fantastic. She even managed to assign us a room before official check in time! Once checked in, we headed to our Savannah room. Wow. Just, wow. Amazing bathroom facilities, including gorgeous shower - shame I couldn't fit that in my suitcase!) - big comfy beds and what a view from the balcony. We immediately had a giraffe outside our balcony along with many more. The 'spotter' guide in our room helped with identifying which each animal was. Can't believe we were only here for 1 night but it was an extremely magical end to our fantastic trip. Thank you! :)
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Melksham, United Kingdom
"Fabulous Disney at its best"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2019 NEW
We had a fabulous stay at this hotel. Been coming to Florida for past 20 years always stayed in a villa but thought we would go full Disney and well worth it. Loved every minute. The only downside was the main pool was shut so had to use shuttle bus to other pool which was disappointing considering we had paid a lot of money for this one off experience. The room was a good size with a Savannah view which was lovely and used the free bus to take us to the parks. Was lovely to stay in a Disney hotel once.
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David V
"Great stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2019 NEW
We had an amazing time staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We booked a standard view room and were upgraded to a savanna view with bunk bed without even having to ask. We did mobile check in through the Disney World App and was easy and convenient. Cast Members were great and friendly. Views were amazing. We would definitely stay at the lodge again.
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Lisa G
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
"We wanted the Disney Experience and we felt like we got it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed all the perks of staying at the hotel starting at the pick up at the airport. Our bags were delivered a few hours later right to our hotel room. Jambo House had us feeling like we were in Africa. The staff was friendly and shared their heritage and talked about their experiences. We enjoyed the casual dining as well as having a meal at Boma - Flavors of Africa.our room faced out front as we opted for a less expensive room giving up the view of the Savanah. We did not mind and felt we had able time to explore the grounds. We enjoyed shuttle service to all the Disney Parks. We would stay here again!
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Dorchester, UK
"Luxury Holiday "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2019 NEW
We have always stayed offsite, but saw a package in a UK travel agent ad, offering unlimited entry to Walt Disney World and included meal plan. We chose the AKL as we love wildlife and we weren’t disappointed. There were animals in abundance right outside our balcony. The hotel is beautiful, has a lovely pool, large gym and two hot tubs. It also has two table service restaurants and one offering quick service. It also has a good shop. The quick service restaurant has a drinks station where those with refillable mugs can help themselves. The nearby Kidani Village offers Disney Vacation Club accommodation and more restaurants, pool, tennis courts etc. Disney buses make regular trips to the theme parks, so although we rented a car, it wasn’t necessary. However, it was more convenient if going to other resorts, rather than changing buses. We also used the car to go to the nearby Walmart and other offsite destinations. We had a fantastic stay in great comfort, with excellent staff.
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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