Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4 stars
2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
138 reviews
Great time at Animal Kingdom Lodge club level

Great experience from the time we pulled up to the hotel.We were greeted at the front of the hotel... See full review

  • Jason from Texas
  • Jul 16, 2014
No need to pay for Savannah View

Great room in an amazing resort. Plenty of places to see the animals all over the resort. Will stay... See full review

  • dxwwf3
  • Jul 6, 2014
Watch animals grazing in their natural habitats, or take a quick tour through well-maintained conservation areas at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando. Amazing creatures are right outside your window, so guests can see everything from zebras, giraffes, and gazelles to elegant pink flamingoes basking in the sunshine. Enjoy a range of African, Mediterranean, Indian and European cooking at one of the four restaurants attached to the lodge complex. Then dive into the pool or watch your kids squeal with delight, sliding down waterslides, clambering across the rope bridge, and playing in big (safely fake) Venus flytraps.
Key facts
  • 1,293 guestrooms
  • 5 floors
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Fine dining: Jiko - The Cooking Place
  • Themed dining: Boma - Flavors of Africa, Sanaa and Jiko Wine Tasting
  • Quick-Service: The Mara, Maji Pool Bar, Uzima Springs Pool Bar
  • Lounges: Cape Town Lounges and Wine Bar and Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • In-room childcare
  • 24-hour room service
Neighborhood
Staying at the resort offers a great opportunity to explore Universal Studios and Walt Disney World, as well as the Animal Kingdom. Once you're done sun-worshiping, check out an Orlando show in the city or visit one of the local music venues, all within walking distance.
Hints and tips
Take advantage of Simba's Clubhouse, a supervised children's activity center, where you can safely leave the kids before going to sample South African wines nearby.
The resort is filled with jogging paths and bike trails, so burn off some of the great food by taking a morning trip around the pools or biking to the other resorts via wooded paths.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Rooms

Standard View
Rooms offer view of the parking area. Features two queen-size beds, one queen-size bed and bunk beds or one king-size bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan, private balcony, vanity area with two sinks and a bathroom. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people
Savannah View or Savannah View with Bunk Bed
Rooms offer view of the Savannah at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Savannah View with Bunk Bed features one queen-size bed and bunk beds or one king-size bed. Savannah View features 2 queen beds or one king bed and one single (day) bed. Both rooms offer table and chairs, ceiling fan, private balcony, vanity area with two sinks and a bathroom. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people
Pool View
Rooms offer views of the pool area. Features two queen-size beds, one queen-size bed and bunk beds or one king-size bed, table and chairs, ceiling fan, private balcony, vanity area with two sinks and a bathroom. Amenities include in-room wall safe, voice mail, coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people
Arusha View
Two queen beds, Private furnished balcony with Arusha Rock view. Sleeps four people. Compact refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. hair dryer, ironing board/iron, Cable/satellite TV. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. Ceiling fan and air conditioning. In-room safe. Pak 'n Play Crib. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people
Arusha View with Bunk Beds
One queen bed and one set of bunk-beds, Private furnished balcony with Arusha Rock view. Sleeps four people. Compact refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. hair dryer, ironing board/iron, Cable/satellite TV. Direct-dial phone with voice mail. Ceiling fan and air conditioning. In-room safe. Pak 'n Play Crib. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Maximum occupancy - 4 people

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

Hotel Map

28.3564 -81.59
Area served
WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort
Nearby airports
MCO - Orlando International Airport
Area description
DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM Resort Area

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 3.8 mi

Dining

Sanaa
A restaurant offering flavorful tandoor oven and slow-cooked specialties inspired by the cultures along the historic spice route. While you eat, look for animals roaming the Savannah. Open for lunch and dinner only.
Mara
A quick-service restaurant open morning to night offering great food and poolside dining.
Boma - Flavors of Africa
Flavors of Africa, a family restaurant open for breakfast and dinner, captures the essence of vibrant life in the African marketplace. This family-fun buffet restaurant provides Guests with the opportunity to savor the African experience, with its multicultural influences. The restaurant showcases an exhibition kitchen, wood-burning grill and rotisserie.
Victoria Falls
A mezzanine lounge, serving specialty coffees and teas and a variety of beverages at night. The lounge overlooks Boma - Flavors of Africa.
Uzima Springs
A pool bar serving beverages.
Jiko - The Cooking Place
A signature restaurant open for dinner featuring Modern African cuisine with the unique blend of multi-cultural influences from Europe, India and Asia with respect for the African heritage and tradition. It's comfort food with a twist - creative and fun!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (138)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
138 out of 138
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orlando
Jan 18, 2010

Animal Kingdom Lodge-Quick Weekend

Had a great stay. Enjoyed the Savanah view with plenty of giraffs and other wild animals. Had reservations at Boma restaurant. Food was great...staff very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
carol jayne
ga
Jan 18, 2010

great weekend getaway

in and out , restarants should stay open longer for late flight. Reasonable ones!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
St Augustine Beach,FL
Jan 17, 2010

comfortable room [...]

Had written documentation for upgrade from a friend but after a very long wait management said upgrade was not available. Desk staff were condescending and not very helpful. I have to use a cane presently and it was a very long walk with no offer to get assistance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Great menu and selection of South African wines. May need to brush up on the SA wine offering since they were the only ones offered but a great selection.

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tampa, FL
Jan 6, 2010

These are great accommodations

Imagine opening your drapes for the first time to find four giraffes....and it only got better! Clean,comfortable, first-class, scenic and more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Boma's breakfast buffet is spectacular!

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fl bound family
Sevierville TN
Dec 26, 2009

Christmas at Disney

Great hotel food abit pricey but its Disney, the only thing was this resort was close to Animal Kingdom but a bit far from the other parts took an average of 25-30 minutes to get to the other parks on the buses, but when your on vacation no time frame had a great time here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take advantage to the extended hours that you get by staying at a Disney resort it gets you on the rides quickly.

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
boston, ma
Dec 25, 2009

orlando

ok stay. great pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Disney Dave
Ashburn, VA
Dec 20, 2009

Outstanding

We knew what to expect and the resort lived up to expectations. Don't miss Boma and if you are planning to stay for enough time to enjoy the resort and can stretch to it then pay the extra for the savanna view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Boma dinner is wonderful and reasonably priced. The breakfast there is good but is frankly nothing too special and is a little pricey for a run of the mill breakfast buffet. We also found the check in for your airline on the day of departure to be more of a hassle than it is worth, if you are traveling with a major US carrier then just check in and print the boarding pass then check your bags at the airport, it is faster.

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Love good service!
OH
Dec 3, 2009

The animals are worth it, non-existent s

The animals are fun to look at, if you can spot them that far away. Spa is open 8-8, as if anyone would use it during the day instead of a Disney park. Disastrous food - fast food and everything is pre-packaged including the tiny baby carrots and apples. No culinary urprises with shared kitchen for all three "eateries". You clean your own tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were WORK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KARL AND BELINDA
TAMPA, FL
Nov 16, 2009

Great Hotel. You will enjoy it!

The hotel is great considering design, theme, and ambiance. Early check-in is a waste of time unless you are the member of some sort of privileged club of some sort. We ordinary guests arrived about 12:00 hoping to check in right away but had to persist to get checked into a room by about 2:00. Of course they tell you they only guarantee check-in by 3:00 or 4:00 PM. Meanwhile, privileged guests are getting rooms as soon as they arrive. Pool is great for kids (although they have the rule that kids cannot slide down the pool slide with a parent makes no sense to me). Poolside bar is good for adults to buy beverages and sit around the pool. Sitting around the outside fire was very enjoyable for the whole family (they also have an in inside fire). Seeing the animals in the wild was neat, especially the giraffes and zebras. Boma dinner buffet is a nice treat. Price is reasonable. Definitely go there. Wait staff is fabulous and food is good. They deserve a good tip. Boma breakfast buffet is a rip-off... no more than an over-priced Golden Corral with fewer choices, long lines and frequently out of food at various stations. Most of the cooking and food line staff seem bored with their jobs and indifferent to customers. If it were half the price it would be worth it. Gift shop is cool! Definitely go there. Overall, Animal Kingdom Lodge is a very worthwhile experience. You would enjoy it... can't quite give it five stars because of disappointing breakfast buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Enjoy Boma dinner buffet. Avoid Boma breakfast buffet.

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
blu bambu boca
weston,florida
Nov 4, 2009

1 st class Disney

Very Friendly staff....Well run activities for children. My wife and I were impressed by our short but much needed vacation. My son had a blast and more importantly had a smile...We plan on making many returns.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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