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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 4 out of 5

Looks AMAZING

Richard Q (Birstall, United Kingdom) on Aug 08, 2022

Arrived after a long day travelling , checked in quickly by a very friendly lady but nowhere to have something to eat or drink apart from the vending machines (the one on our floor wasn't working) . Room was just about big enough for us , not much storage and bathroom on the small side but the beds are so comfy . The hotel itself looks stunning with views of wildlife all around. The pool is also a nice place to sit and take a dip after a day in the parks or just relax . Sun loungers are readily available and the life guards on duty or on the ball. The only downsides were - 1 - the service in the smaller "Mara" restaurant , this is more like a cafeteria . The food was ok but sometimes had to wait ages for coffee and milk to be refilled at the self service area even after members of staff had been informed and on more than one occasion had to clean the table ourselves before sitting down. 2 - The noise in the rooms , Now I don't know if the walls are thinner in this hotel (it's not the 1st Disney resort we have stayed at) but the noise from the rooms above and to the sides was very loud to the point I could have joined in the conversations . Also being on the 2nd floor we heard every tap and toilet flush from the floors above , not ideal . But all in all a very enjoyable stay and seeing zebra and giraffe from your room make up for the little faults.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Okay, but expensive and the small special details are gone

Blodwyn27 (Ann Arbor, Michigan) on Aug 06, 2022

We just returned from five days staying at AKL. Overall the experience was okay, but okay was disappointing for what I had hoped for. Some of that's on me - I shouldn't have booked a trip to Florida in August when the heat and humidity are at their worst - but some of it is in the small details that are gone since our last trip to DisneyWorld in 2017. It starts with the bus transport from the airport. The Sunshine Flyer did a great job, but it's now no longer a Disney service, the bags aren't delivered to your room, and you have to pay for it. Also it's difficult to find at the airport. When traveling with little kids, having the transportation and luggage transfer be easy and quick adds a certain level of "special" to the trip. Next, there was housekeeping only every other day at the most. This seems to have resulted in a lot of people putting their garbage in the hallways. Although I (thankfully) did not see any cockroaches like another reviewer did, I can see why the resort might have them with all the food garbage lying around. You have to ask for an ironing board. The restaurants were good, but extremely expensive (close to $100 for a breakfast buffet for 3 people with tip, $150 for the buffet dinner). You have to pay for little fun things like s'mores, What I think Disney doesn't understand about why that's annoying is not that it costs an additional $7, but that it no longer feels like a special thing they're doing for you as a guest of their resort. Instead it feels like another way to nickle and dime you because of course the kids want to do it. I don't mind overall that the housekeeping staff/bus drivers aren't that friendly because I think they're working really hard in the oppressive heat and to expect them to smile and be subservient is classist and from a different era that we should be past. I do wonder if they get paid what they deserve to be paid, or if it's another way that Disney is saving a dime. No idea on that that, though - that's just speculation. Anyway, bottom line for me is that while the kids love it, without some of those little features, it's just not worth it to me. If we go back to Orlando, we won't go in August - and we won't stay on a Disney property.

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