Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
I read all the reviews and spoke with others who had stayed at the Animal Lodge, so I was ready for a great experience. First, check in was a disaster then our room was located at the very tail end of the resort and we saw virtually no animals from our room while we were there. Also, the service in the restaurants was extremely poor to the point that I had to speak with a manager. Overall, my expectations were high but considering the cost of the resort, I would expect quality service. That's not what we experienced. Overall, we may have just had some bad luck this go around but I would not stay there again.
I have to suggest you request a room on a lower floor near a watering hole. All the animals come there to drink so you are more likely to see many more animals and up close! Some of them can be loud at night - but embrace it! It's amazing. Look in the tall grasses for birds nests. My daughter and I have the best time each time we go. So relaxing and amazing. The hotel is beautiful as well.
Hitting Disney parks and hotels can be daunting, but if you want something extra special, the lodge is exceptional. The feel and awe of the reception area too the pools. Onsite restaurants are excellent, only downside is they can be fully booked very quickly. So you may have to eat at fast food bar, food again is very good but very busy. We stayed in a savanna room and every day woke up to zebras and giraffes with the occasional large birds. Yes this place is expensive but well worth the money
My family visited Disney world a couple years ago now and they still talk about this hotel as the best hotel they've been to so I decided to finally review it. The animals were literally right out of our sliding glass door everyday. It smells great all over the hotel! Staff was wonderful. Towels were made into something fancy everyday. They have a convenient snack shack which was nice for the kids to use their refillable cups everyday for drinks. I really hope to go back one day!
Just returned from my 5th Disney trip, 3rd staying at AKL. I can't imagine staying anywhere else at this point. It is still just as wonderful and the first and second time we stayed there. I can't wait to go back.Our first two visits we reserved savannah view rooms - which are awesome. But this trip was just me and my best friend, and we were planning on being in the parks from early in the morning until park closing time. So we decided to just reserve a standard view room since we wouldn't be spending all that much time there except to sleep. Well when we arrived, we got there early, but we decided to see if our room was ready. We were happy to find out that our room was in fact ready for us. Then when we got to our room, we were so pleasantly surprised that we were given a savannah view room.
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)Â
- 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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