Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4 stars
View map of 2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
10 reviews
Best Vacation So Far !!!

Disney Resorts really knows how to do it! Everything to do with this trip was handled very... See full review

  • Jon K.
  • Sep 12, 2015
lots of fun but bring that MONEY

The hotel was awesome....the theme was on point !!! It was true to word about the animals right... See full review

  • Jan W.
  • Jun 30, 2015
An entirely unique Disney experience to enjoy just west of DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM Theme Park. It's the thrill of staying at a wildlife reserve with animals grazing just beyond your balcony. Rejuvenate both body and spirit in luxurious surroundings while sharing the grandeur of the African wilderness. The beauty of the savannah, the rhythm of tribal drums, exquisite cuisine in lush settings and the lure of authentic African treasures all come together to celebrate the beauty and wonder of this vast and untamed continent. Resort features 1,293 guest rooms, pool with slide and zero-depth entry, two spas, kiddie pool, arcade, playground, children's activity center, animal programs and a health club with spa services. Rooms are available for guests with disabilities.

Complimentary Wi-Fi service is now available in all Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests will now be able to access complimentary Wi-Fi in their rooms as well as in select common areas within the resort hotel, including restaurant locations, bus load zones, feature pools, arcades, convention spaces (if applicable) and the porte cochere.

Disney Hotel Resort guests also enjoy their Extra Magic Hours Benefit. On select days, Disney Resort hotel guests can enter a Disney Theme Park an hour early-and on select evenings, enjoy a Park up to two hours after regular closing time. That's when lines may be shorter and the weather can be more comfortable. Guests have time for a midday break or a dip in the pool. Then the gang will be ready to head back to the same Theme Park for more fun! Don't forget your Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option! The Park Hopper option is the only way you will be able to fully enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit when the extra hours in the morning is a different Disney theme park than the extra hours in the evening.

Disney Hotel Resort guests receive complimentary Disney's Magical Express Service for roundtrip airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport, luggage delivery and airline check in*. To book Disney's Magical Express Service visit Disney's Magical Express Service Web site at www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/US to register once you have completed your booking. Luggage delivery service will be provided for Disney's Magical Express to Walt Disney World Resort for a resort stay who arrive on flights beginning at 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. You will receive your luggage tags and the Airport Transportation Information Booklet with specific direction and general information.
* Resort Airline Check-In Guests will be subject to the airline's checked bag fees policy.

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 Wi-Fi in Room
  • 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 Wi-Fi in Room
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Accessible 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by CheapTickets

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sirry
Couples
Boston, MA, USA
Nov 19, 2011

Weekend Getaway

Had a great stay. To have a room with animals grazing outside you door is quite a unique experience. Loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CAC4
Family
Turks and Caicos
Feb 26, 2013

Great family Hotel

Different very nice. Love the animals outside our window. Staff very friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sanaa Restaurant was very nice. Great value for money and great interesting menu and food. Boma breakfast was very nice but was not impress with the dinner there. Service at The Boma was not great

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
West Coast, FL
Oct 3, 2009

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Very restful scenic place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Moore Haven, Florida
May 25, 2009

Disney Animal Kingdom

It was a wonderful experience and would recommend it to others especially animal and nature lovers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grammy's Daughter
Family
Melbourne, FL
May 4, 2010

Mom's 50th Birthday Bash

We had a great time. It was worth the money. The worst thing I can say is that our room was kind of far from the main lobby and other activities. If/When we go again, I'll request a room closer to the center of activity and we'll stay at least two nights. Also, be sure you get there early so that you don't miss all the activities. Finally, I am glad we didn't waste any time in the Disney park -- there are plenty of things to do and animals to see at the resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Get the dining plan!

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jon K.
Couples
N/A
Sep 12, 2015

Best Vacation So Far !!!

Disney Resorts really knows how to do it! Everything to do with this trip was handled very professionally. The staff was great, answered any questions we had, and were extremely friendly! Every morning we woke to animals outside our balcony which was very unique and an exciting way to start the day. The dining options were good and definitely a new experience for us trying a new variety of foods. We spent a couple days at the pool and it was a great way to relax between visits to the parks. We definitely enjoyed the pool bar and the entire area was clean and had a great atmosphere! We also used the resorts transportation to other parts of the resort and the driver (didn't get his name) was excellent. He gave his opinions on dinner options which were very helpful when we ordered dinner and the food was excellent! There were many places to just sit and relax around the entire resort, and many different kinds of animals to see all over. The many different entertainment options were both fun and exciting, for example at random times a group of people playing drums would just pop up and entertain the guests. We did not travel with kids, but we noticed all of the different activities there were for them to keep them busy. We would definitely love to stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jim6
Family
Oxford, CT
Feb 13, 2012

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Overall, great experience, but room was small and sheets had hair on them the first day we checked in, prior to us using. Had to request maid service to come and change sheets. Also, AC was broken and engineer from HVAC had to come to room to fix.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

Buffet was well worth it. Unusual offerings, but very tasty.

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
taekwondo mom
Family
Tampa,Fl
Jun 1, 2009

fantastic memorial weekend getaway

Our family arrived on Friday and left on Monday, we had a great time we spend most of the time in the hotel pool and other facilities.we ate at different restaurants which the hotel had. One of the days which was Sunday we went to Walt disney world with our family which we had a great time..The only thing we did not like was that the pool was too cold to enjoy but we went in anyways..This trip has been the best because our sons enjoy the view of all the animals..We had a relaxing and fun time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Inside the hotel

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lauren Super Mom
Family
Bloomington, IN
Jul 7, 2009

Great atmosphere.

The atmosphere was fantastic. I love the fireplace in the lobby and the cartoons for the kids. The concierge and staff were very friendly. However, there was one day when we returned from the park at 4pm and our room wasn't clean. I called and they informed me they would clean it immediately, but they never showed. When choosing this hotel, you have to weigh the location of the hotel within Disney vs. the great atmosphere. It's a little far out, but may be worth it to most people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: In Hotel

Sanaa is the best restaurant with phenomenal views.

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jan W.
Family
N/A
Jun 30, 2015

lots of fun but bring that MONEY

The hotel was awesome....the theme was on point !!! It was true to word about the animals right outside of your balcony. They were in front of our window almost the entire time of our stay. The staff was incredibly friendly and accomidating! Only complaint I had was the cost. Everything was very expensive...food...gifts...it was Disney all the way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

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