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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 2021/12/29.
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#49 of 387 hotels in Orlando
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Step into the heart of Africa at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States as you experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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dani242leaf wrote a review Apr 2021
Bluffton, South Carolina27 contributions42 helpful votes
1st- to the review readers who have the displeasure of what reading the irritable Karen’s wrote about this hotel; ignore them. They have obviously forgotten that we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and Disney is in a phased reopening, with this hotel being one of the last ones with the most heavily reduced capacity. So ignore them. 2nd- WOW. This place was such a dream. I had wanted to stay here my entire life and it was just never an option for my parents. Now that I have my own kiddo, and we frequently use DVC rental points, my husband and I got to bring our 9 month old. Our room was spectacular and we saw all of the savannah animals in the 1st hour from our room. The hotel was fairly empty, not a ton of food options right now so limited staff as well but we were aware of this when we booked. The staff that was there went out of their way to make our baby’s first Disney trip a truly magical one. The pools were so fun and the pool bar staff were on it! Literally zero complaints and we plan to come back in the future. Future travelers, do your research. See which Disney hotels have food open options, resort amenities open, etc. Because right now it is very different than usual and that’s ok! But it goes for all of their hotels, and you don’t get to be a sour sally if you don’t do your research beforehand. You know, since we are still in a global pandemic and all. Way to go Disney! We will certainly come back to AKL!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
4 Helpful votes
JoeMammy_1 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hernando, Florida3401 contributions17 helpful votes
Returned yesterday from 3 days, 2 nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We splurged for a Savannah view room and were rewarded with a great balcony view on the lowest floor. It is the most we've ever spent for a hotel room but we both agreed it was well worth it and are planning to go back when they restart the private safaris. The animals are used to people being around. We learned their names from the zookeepers who would stop their Cushmans under our balcony and answer questions. My favorite was a giant bird, the Absyssinian Ground Hornbill infamously known as "Casanova" . I would call him from the balcony and he would come bounding over and just stare up at us looking like, "what, why did you call me over?" Herds of antelope, gazelles, zebras, giraffes, African pigs and the amazing Okapi- I'd never even heard of but looked like a cross between a zebra and an antelope yet in the giraffe family. Just before dark they become very frisky and frolic about chasing each other. Geese chasing native bunnies around was very entertaining. The African birds wake up calls were incredibly loud and exotic. Feeding times are the best. We witnessed a pack of zebra racing at full gallup to a fresh bale of hay and sliding in with a cloud of dust. We went to Animal Kingdom Park on Earth Day and got soaked. However, the park hours were 8-8 yet we Ninja Rope Dropped and were in @ 7:19 and beelined for Flight of Passage and did it twice with no wait- best ride evah! Previously Soarin' was my fav but FOP blows it away. We did the river ride and were not that impressed, Dino ride meh, safari- awesome as always. Lunch at Tiffins- we managed to get in using the walkup line when they opened at 11:00. Lobster mac and cheese very good, sliders so so. Earthday cktls excellent. We also got lucky to get into Sanaa our last nite. I had been trying for a ressie for months and could not get one. The hostess told me to try the "join walk in" on the app at precisely 5:00. It worked, only the only available spot was 5:05- my wife made record time getting ready in 3 minutes and we were in. I've never had African inspired fare before. I loved it. Lamb stew and short ribs had flavors that were remarkable. The service was impeccable and the South African cab we had was superb. They say crowds were limited to 35% but I don't believe it. By noon the park was packed and everyone was soaked and wading through puddles. We had MM ponchos and umbrellas and still smiled throughout the day, after all it is a rainforest.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Janet wrote a review Mar 2021
Land O Lakes, Florida1 contribution6 helpful votes
We have been going to Disney since it opened. I have never been spoken to so rudely by the manager Erin at the front desk. I feel bad for the staff with leadership like I witnessed. It was my granddaughters birthday. I was so upset I didn't sleep at all last night. They are using the virus to not staff appropriately.
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Date of stay: March 2021
4 Helpful votes
bret s wrote a review Sep 2020
Naples, Florida41 contributions76 helpful votes
Ok so I’m not sure what’s happened here but this hotel used to be one of the nicest and friendliest hotels ever! It seems to me that the staff has lost their hospitality skills here on this stay. Very rude people work here now. The hotel is still nice and the view of the animals makes it worth it to bring your kids here, but seriously the worst Disney staff I’ve ever seen in 35+ years of coming to these properties. I’m giving 2 stars instead of 1 because the animals are worth the star! Front desk, gift shop, restaurant, all just terrible! Wake up management, you have the worst staff in Disney’s history working at your hotel. I’ve seen construction workers with better manors!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
13 Helpful votes
KYJman wrote a review Sep 2020
Lexington, Kentucky126 contributions89 helpful votes
Our family (two adults, two elementary age children) spent a week in the Jambo House section on the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Jambo House is the main section of the hotel. The theming and level of service is exceptional here, even by Disney standards. The lobby is magnificent and massive. It was a treat to see the hotel transform overnight with Christmas decorations. The pool, restaurants and shopping are all top notch. What impressed us were the special touches. Cast members around the resort are happy to share stories and artifacts with an African theme. Our children especially enjoyed playing a traditional game with one cast member. Of course the animals are the big draw here and they did not disappoint. There was a variety of animals outside our room balcony most anytime we looked (though my son commented the giraffes don’t stick their heads right into the window like a commercial shows, for which I was glad!). Our room was fairly spacious, had recently been renovated and was nicely appointed. The double sinks separate from the rest of the bathroom was very convenient and the hard floors without carpet was appreciated. We really liked that the resort is off to itself away from the busyness of other parts of Disney World, it felt like we were able to relax and enjoy the hotel more than at other resorts. You do need to plan for more transportation time to the parks, except for Animal Kingdom, but the trade off was well worth it for us. We hope to return again soon!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
9 Helpful votes
Response from Disney Social Reviews, Owner at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
I'm so happy you were able to join us for a wild stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! It sounds like you had the perfect visit, from start to finish. I'm so glad to hear you had wonderful interactions with our Cast Members around the Resort. We always strive to provide magical experiences and it sounds like this is exactly what they delivered. As you mentioned, the stars of this Resort are the beautiful animals that roam right outside of our Guest's balconies. Whether you're spotting giraffes and zebras from your room or grabbing a delicious bite to eat at The Mara, you're sure to have an adventure you'll always remember! Thanks for going exploring with us. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Nina Disney Social Reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe (0.1 km), Dino-Sue (0.1 km), and Viva Gaia Street Band! (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jiko - The Cooking Place, Sanaa, and Boma - Flavors of Africa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.