Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, FL

2901 W Osceola PkwyLake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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$594.40
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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.

Important Information

You must present a photo ID and E-ticket when checking in. A valid credit card required for incidentals. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property. Disney Dining Plans not valid.

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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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.

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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carlbarry
North Woodmere, New York
"Another wonderful stay at an amazing resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2020 NEW
This was my 5th stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge. I stayed in September 2019, in a Deluxe studio, savanna view. Is 5 times too many to stay at AKL? No! It’s too few. It is an incredible resort. Where else in North America can you sit on your balcony and watch zebras, giraffes, Ankoli cattle, and on and on? But Disney did not leave it at that. When you walk into the resort—no, even when you approach the resort—you are transported to Africa. But Disney did not leave it at that. There are Cultural Ambassadors to tell you about their homeland. There are loads of activities for children, both fun and educational. There are activities for adults. In fact, you could spend a week there without ever leaving for a park. The pool at Jambo is large and beautiful, with a small but fun water slide. There is a splash area for the kids. There are also 2 hot tubs. The pool at Kidani is smaller, but with a better water slide. And the kids’ splash area at Kidani is one of the best at any Disney resort. My room was nice, and clean. The TV was a big one, with plenty of channels. WiFi worked fine. The bed was very comfortable, pillows a little less so. The staff is, of course, superb: helpful, dedicated, and friendly. As I wrote, I’ve been there 5 times, and I can’t wait for the 6th.
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nannyliv
Kent, United Kingdom
"Loved this place!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020 NEW
Loved this hotel.... amazing ambiance! Loved the grand Reception and it’s African Theme! Wasn’t so thrilled with the buffet restaurant .... overpriced for what was on offer but then all the Disney restaurants are the same . We had a savannah view room .... little shabby and outdated... needs a revamp! But watching the wildlife especially the Giraffes up so close more than made up for it!
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michaelaw159
Thatcham, United Kingdom
"Breath taking "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2020 NEW
Absolutely amazing and magical, was so Christmassy and warm feeling. We had a savannah room and it was amazing to sit on the balcony watching the sunrise and seeing the giraffes, zebras and all the other animals. The room was one of their new ones, beds were so comfortable. We are definitely staying here again and would recommend it to anyone considering it
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GuyHGuernsey
Guernsey, United Kingdom
"Simply amazing "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020 NEW
Our first trip to Disney and so picked the right hotel. Could not have been more helpful despite being so busy. Takes a while to work out Disney first time like us but the reception team were superb. Easy to shuttle between hotels and parks, food was great and Roo was superb. Watching live animals patrol the savannah, off our balcony, amazing. Stay in Disney for Disney, best advice!! ❤️
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bluegoose29
Naples, Florida
"overpriced for what you get..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020 NEW
Granted this is Disney and we were there doing the holiday period when the prices go up....but for what we paid for a Savannah view room we did expect a bit more....We were there for several days and thou the room description said microwave in room we had to ask for one to be brought to the room. Room just average, we did have a balcony and were able to watch animals while enjoying a morning coffee which was a treat but we saw all the animals when we took the Safari ride with is really great.The lobby was quite nice with a beautiful Christmas tree in the center. We have been to Disney numerous times and this is the first time we were disappointed in one of their resorts.
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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