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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4 stars
2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
139 reviews
Overall Magical Experience

I loved staying here. All the staff was friendly, helpful, and completely willing to make your... See full review

  • Hakuna Matata Mimi
  • Aug 26, 2014
Disney vacation

We stayed in a room where you could see the animals & my daughter enjoyed immensely? The room was... See full review

  • LucyD100
  • Aug 22, 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

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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 (139)

Ratings and reviews for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
139 out of 139
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
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
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

5
5.01.0
LucyD100
Lowell MA
Aug 22, 2014

Disney vacation

We stayed in a room where you could see the animals & my daughter enjoyed immensely? The room was very nice & the hotel was very clean. I'd stay there again in heartbeat.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dxwwf3
Tennessee
Jul 6, 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 here again.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
stuart, fl
Nov 10, 2010

awesome

like being in africa

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orlando, FL
Aug 29, 2010

Disney Quality At Its Finest!

The hotel is breathtaking upon entrance into the Jambo house. Most rooms at the lodge overlook a savanna which contains a variety of animals giving the feel of the animal kingdom right outside of your balcony. There are many activities planned throughout the day at the resort itself or you could utilize the convenient location to all Disney parks and hop from park to park.

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

5
5.01.0
Lala512
Austin, Tx
Oct 27, 2009

Disney Animal Kingdom Adventure

The hotel was rather neat. Lots of African cultural items throughout, not just in the lobby. We explored the hotel grounds and found many different places to view animals (including night time viewing with night vision goggles)and artifacts. The staff was very friendly and there were family activities in the hotel throughout the day. The buffet style restaurant on site had many American food items to appeal to those that may not be so adventurous. The counter service restaurant located near the pool was open late (11:30pm) and if you're staying there for a few days, its a good idea to get the refillable mug. The store at the hotel offered a great option for getting those last minute gifts as well as junk food (at a premium price). If you plan to go to Disney as we did, its not necessary to get a rental car. By using the Magic Express and Disney shuttles you'll be just fine.

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

Look for the extended Magical hours available to hotel guests staying on the Disney resorts, also Fast Passes are great for getting through shorter waits once at the parks.

Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Parker, CO
Apr 22, 2009

Fantastic setting and value!

Without question the most unique and enjoyable experience we have ever encountered. African animals below your balcony, a great pool, free transportation and excellent food. We will certainly return to enjoy Animal Kingdom Lodge again.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hakuna Matata Mimi
San Francisco, california
Aug 26, 2014

Overall Magical Experience

I loved staying here. All the staff was friendly, helpful, and completely willing to make your experience as amazing as it could be. My friends and i were completely lost, and everyone was happy to help us along during our stay. You really feel like you're in a whole new world at this resort. Service is prompt and kind. When room service cleaned our room, they left everything in place where we left it before the sheets and everything were cleaned, that was pretty cool. Our view over the savannah was amazing and the animals ended up being really close! It was amazing. Also, the food was super delicious. I'd love to stay here again

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