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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Orlando 4.0

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Overview

An entirely unique Disney experience for guests 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 their balcony. Rejuvenate both body and spirit in luxurious surroundings while sharing the grandeur of the African wilderness. The beauty of the savanna, 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 type:
Deluxe

Check in

3 p.m.

Check out

11 a.m.

Rooms

1293

Rooms

Standard View
  • 2 queen beds
  • Views of the Parking Area or Rooftop
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Standard View
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Crib (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Pack 'n Play playard available upon request
  • Fridges can be provided on a "request basis only" and will be based on need priority.
Additional details

*Rooms can accommodate up to 5 guests per room if one guest is under 3 years of age. 5th person will be accommodated in a crib. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 to book.

Pool View
  • 2 queen beds
  • Views of the Pool or the Flamingo Pond
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Pool View
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Crib (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Pack 'n Play playard available upon request
  • Fridges can be provided on a "request basis only" and will be based on need priority.
Additional details

*Rooms can accommodate up to 5 guests per room if one guest is under 3 years of age. 5th person will be accommodated in a crib. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 to book.

Savanna View
  • 2 queen beds
  • View of one of the Savannahs at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Savanna View
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Crib (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Pack 'n Play playard available upon request
  • Fridges can be provided on a "request basis only" and will be based on need priority.
Additional details

*Rooms can accommodate up to 5 guests per room if one guest is under 3 years of age. 5th person will be accommodated in a crib. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 to book.

Amenities

  • Elevators.
  • Public areas wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Accessibility features are based on request and availability, and are not guaranteed. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 for further information.

  • Child care services available ($)
  • Children’s pool
  • Playground
  • Observation Station: For children ages 4 and younger, this play space invites kids to unscramble animal images, cross a rope bridge and frolic through a geyser and shallow pool.
  • Observation Station: For children ages 4 and younger, this play space invites kids to unscramble animal images, cross a rope bridge and frolic through a geyser and shallow pool.
  • Departure Zone: For kids ages 5-7, this area includes a water tower, pulleys and squirting gardens.
  • Base Camp: For kids 8 and older, this play area includes water canons and overflowing water buckets.

Simba's Cubhouse Children's Activity Center($)

Open daily.
Children are invited to play videogames, enjoy dinner and snacks, watch Disney movies and interact with other kids their age, while parents are off experiencing more adult-oriented fare.

Open from: 4:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The age range below will determine the quantity of children during booking.
  • Children ages: 3 to 17
Type Amenities
Uzima Springs Pool Bar Bar, Pool bar
Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar Bar, Lounge
Victoria Falls Lounge Bar, Lounge
Check-in time: 3 p.m.

Check-out time: 11 a.m.

Wi-Fi

  • Lobby
  • Room

Internet

  • Business centre
Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
The Mara Café American Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Boma Buffet International Breakfast, Dinner
Sanaa Restaurant* at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas (Kidani Village) À la carte International Dinner, Lunch Dress code
Jiko À la carte International Dinner Dress code
  • Rooms: 1293
  • Property view -
  • Fitness centre: on site
  • Sauna steam room: on site
  • Spa treatments: on site ($)
  • Senses - A Disney Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort (offsite) available ($)
  • Senses - A Disney Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort (offsite) available ($)
  • Mandara Spa (offsite) available ($)
2901 Osceola Parkway
Bay Lake
Orlando, Florida, United States of America 32830
407-938-3000
37 km from MCO


Disney Resort guests can save up to 30% per adult on dining by purchasing a Disney dining plan as part of their Magic Your Way Package. The plan allows guests to choose from over 100 select restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

Pools

  • Jetted pools: 1
  • Outdoor pools: 1

Other sports

  • Hiking: on site

Other activities

  • Arts and crafts: on site
  • Games room: on site
  • Animal programs
  • Community hall
  • Uwanja Camp at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas (Kidani Village)
  • Disney Springs Area (offsite) available ($)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (offsite) available ($)
  • Cirque du Soleil La Nouba (offsite)
  • Movies under the stars
  • Disney's Theme Parks (offsite)
  • Disney's Boardwalk (offsite)
  • ATM
  • Concierge
  • Giftshop available ($)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking available ($)
  • Shopping onsite
  • Valet parking available ($)

Location

Address
2901 Osceola Parkway, Bay Lake, Orlando, Florida, 32830, United States of America
37 km from MCO airport

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.0
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0
TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Pool View and Savannah View Review

Dana J on Jul 02, 2022

This is my favorite deluxe resort at Disney World because of its unique theme, stunning architecture and dining opportunities. Is the transportation it’s sore spot? Yep. Compared to other hotels the only option to use a bus is lame, but it’s not a deal breaker for me. I had the unique opportunity of staying at AKL twice in a six month span. My first visit I was in a pool view DVC room in Jambo House. The second visit was a savannah view off the Kudu Trail. So the big question: is the savannah view worth double the hotel room price? I guess it depends on your budget, but if you can swing it then absolutely. Our view was nothing short of magical every day when we would be on our balcony and see zebras, giraffes, ostriches and kudus. It was calming and serene to wake up to these beautiful animals! The room with a pool view was just as great though! We were on the top floor overlooking the pool. The sliding door to the balcony was double paned so we couldn’t hear the pool goers when it was closed. We loved this room and didn’t feel like we were missing seeing animals as we walked the grounds often and could see them from communal vantage points. So if you book a pool view you won’t be disappointed. I do think you get snubbed with standard views, so I wouldn’t recommend those rooms. We ate at Jiko, Boma, and Sanaa. Boma was a great buffet option for breakfast! Jiko had the best food and was good for the adult group. Sanaa’s food was only ok but we asked for a view of the savannah and loved being so close to the animals. If I could only eat at one I would pick Jiko though. GET THEIR MAC AND CHEESE. This hotel is not for the family or party that just needs a place to rest their head because they are in the parks all day. This is the perfect resort of a group that wants to plan a pool day and really absorb the hotel and its impeccable dining.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Animal (and Cockroach) Kingdom Lodge

mutguy (Singapore, Singapore) on Jun 24, 2022

I don't mind paying more for quality and luxury. That is why I chose to book Animal Kingdom Lodge in the first place. So I fully expected it to be expensive. Being expensive isn't the reason for the low rating. What I was not expecting for my 7 night stay were the 4 cockroaches (1 big one and 3 small ones which I saw on the 6th and 7th nights in my connecting Savannah view rooms). I managed to take a video of one of the small ones in the bathtub. The number of cockroaches in the room and the variety of them in the room meant that they have had an infestation going on for sometime. I think this has to do with the fact that housekeeping is not done everyday, and probably also because a lot of the furniture is heavy but have gaps between them and the wall. Case in point is the big table just below the TV. The table is bolted to the wall (understandable for safety) but has a gap between it and the wall which then does not allow for effective cleaning. To the front desk's credit, they offered to move me to another room. But as this was coming up at the tail end of our stay and we only noticed the roaches at the end of the day after dinner and watching the evening entertainment in the parks, I was in no mood to pack up all the suitcases and move to a new room. Compensation of USD150 was offered and accepted. I think they should have refunded the night's room rate but as it was midnight already and I was exhausted by that time, I did not quibble on the compensation. There are some pluses: - the service in Sanaa was great. Was treated really well. The bread platter with the different dips is excellent. - the rooms are spacious - the pools look great (did not try them as we were at the parks everyday) In any event, the cockroaches made it a very very disappointing and cheapening experience. I have been to other Disney hotel properties around the world and this is probably the worst one I have been to in terms of value exchange. By the way they do not provide any bottled water in the room. You get the sense that Disney is really skimping on its premium products. It was supposed to be a magical experience - but sadly it really fell short of that.

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