Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
I had been looking forward to staying at Animal Kingdom for a long time and was, quite frankly, disappointed. I expected the Lodge to be within walking distance to the parks but it's not. It's a bus ride away. So, I'm not sure it made a lot of sense to pay close to $500 per night for. The animals are super cool but I don't think they compensate for the distance away from the parks. The onsite hotel at Universal (which we we stayed at for 2 days before staying here for 3) was much better value since you could walk to the park or take a little boat there.
We arrived during a classic Florida thunderstorm- the Cast Members are always top notch! They are truly there to make all your family's dreams come true! The Lobby is just so fantastically stunning! We checked in and we were directed to our room which was absolutely fabulous! From our balcony we could see Zebra's, Giraffe's, Bongo's and lots of beautiful birds....what a way to go to bed and wake up every day! The pool and resort grounds are immaculate! A wonderful, relaxing and special Disney Resort! Make it a point to stay here at Animal Kingdom - you won't regret it!
Animal Kingdom Lodge is just as Disney intended... absolute magic. We were in a Savannah room and it was amazing having giraffes, antelopes and the frequent bunnies outside our window. The staff is fantastic and so welcoming.... they loved to talk to the kids and pin trade. We had dinner at Boma one night.. this is a restaurant we make a point of visiting even if we don't stay at the Lodge. It's a buffet and the food is unique but amazing and everyone will find enough to get full. Even my most picky of eaters finds lots of things he loves.Outside by the animals there is always a guide around to answer questions... not only about the animals but of the country they are from. The pool is amazing and the entire hotel is amazingly clean. Can't say enough... amazing stay!
I stayed one night. The hotel itself was beautiful. The designers put a lot of work into the details. Check in was easy. Online check in was available but I had to change credit cards so I went to the front desk. I had a value room so I had a view of the parking lot but I grabbed the complimentary bottle of water and went outside to look at the animals rather than sit on the balcony. The bathroom was small and the room was a bit tight around the table but overall it was still nice. I especially appreciated getting mosquito repellent as one of tbe amenities along with the usual soaps, shampoos and lotion. Being on property, I was able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and the free Disney transportation system. The latter is nice when you know you will be drinking, you never have to drive.
We stayed here in December and had a wonderful time. Everything from the music to the decor we loved it all. The guides that are outside are so knowledgeable about the animals that are roaming around outside. One particular guide asked my daughter what her favorite animal was. She said the ostrich. She went inside and brought out an ostrich egg and and ostrich leg bone to show my daughter. There are so many activities to get involved in. My daughters made Christmas ornaments in the lodge around dinner time and they look great on our tree. The staff was wonderful and so helpful. We found a quite quick service breakfast area in Kindani village at Sanaa. You ordered at the counter and they had servers bring it out to you. It was nice because you could sit and watch the animals come right up to the window. We ate there almost every morning. My only quip was the bus service was slow and we waited for an hour sometimes for a bus to show up. We almost missed a reservation because of this and we gave ourselves 2 hours to get there. Hopefully they can fix this problem.Other than that we absolutely loved this property and hope to one day come back.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Option 1: Magic your Way base ticket kids promotion
Magic Your Way Base ticket give you access to one of the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks each day of your ticket. Theme Park choices are Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Magic your Way base ticket included for 6 days or more. Apply for kids ages 3 to 9 only travelling with 2 adults.
- Option 2: Disney Dining Plans
Disney Dining Plans offered for free when you buy 6 days or more Magic your Way base ticket. With Disney's Dining Plans, you can relax and enjoy your stay knowing your meals are paid for in advance. Only guests who have booked both a Disney Resort Hotel and a Magic Your Way Ticket can take advantage of these convenient and affordable plans:
Disney Quick-Service (Offered with "Value" hotels 3*) Dining Plan for Guests on a budget or planning a packed itinerary, the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan offers superb value, convenience and the peace of mind of prepaid meals. Includes: Two Quick-Service meals, two selected Snacks and one Refillable Resort Mug per person, per night at participating locations.
Disney Dining Plan (Offered with "Moderate and Deluxe" hotels 3.5* and +) This package offers you an easy and affordable way to experience a wide variety of restaurants. Includes: One Quick-Service meal, one Table-Service meal and one selected Snack per person, per night at over 100 participating locations.
- Option 3: No Magic your Way base ticket promotion
- 1293 Rooms
- Full Service restaurants: Boma - Flavors of Africa, Jiko - The Cooking Place
- Quick Service restaurant
- Pool bar
- 2 lounges
- Room service: 6am to midnight
- 1 Pool with zero-depth entry and 67 ft long water slide
- 2 whirlpool spas
- Health club
- Massage services (fee)
- Ceiling fan
- 1 or 2 queen-size beds and bunk beds
- Full bathroom
- TV with Disney Channels
- Internet (fee)
- In-room safe
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
For the Kids - Kids' pools, Playground, Video arcade.
Free Magical Express transfers: If you choose the package with transfers, Disney's Magical Express Service is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. Motor coaches pick you up at Orlando International Airport and take you to your Disney Resort Hotel, while your bags are picked up and taken to your room. And when your vacation's over, you and your bags are taken back to Orlando International Airport.
Car Rental included - If you choose the Transat package with car rental, it is included for the length of stay and is based on your type of accommodation: Hotel room - 4-Door Midsize, 2 Bedroom Condo/Home or larger - Mini-Van, when 4 or more adults share. The rental includes Unlimited mileage, Air-conditioning, Automatic transmission, AM/FM stereo, State map, 24-hour Roadside Assistance. Applicable local taxes and surcharges are not included. Please inquire for full details.
Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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