Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Currently staying with family in 'savannah' facing rooms in Jambo House. Room has the hotels kitchen fans below it, we get woken daily at 05:15 from either people leaving at same time every morning or more likely, lorries delivering under our room on 3rd floor - in my case we have been woken same time every morning since arrival. Animals therefore don't venture near, and related part of family are overlooking car park as their view. Guided night tour under our window at 2230 with knackered kids was not welcome.Thought needs to be given to what we're paying for.
The Animal Kingdom Lodge is an amazing facility! We checked in after dark, opened the curtains and there was a giraffe feeding on one of the trees outside our room!! The whole hotel is a great place, very clean, etc.
When we first checked in with our 2 kids (10 and 5) we were assigned a room w/ a pool view and given directions to our room. Had difficulty locating a room and picked up the phone in hall to call front desk, turns out it goes to a central Disney line, which is not even on property. After much hold and confusion, my husband walked back to the lobby and was provided the correct directions. We finally made it to the room, but it was right above the smoking area (why does disney allow smoking at all?). After calling the "front desk" number (again, main number), we were reassigned, but no offer of bellman to assist us in our move, we hauled our 5bags and a stroller and the room was on the opposite side of property alllllllllll the way at the end (2nd from last room on floor). The room location is terrible, but it had a savanna view and we had a view of some animals (mostly gazelles). The entire property is dimly lit and housekeeping needs much improvement as we found a dead lizard in our lamp, which looks like it had been there a long time. Dust everywhere. Sighhhh outside the lobby to view the animals are really a neat experience, but for the price, they really need to improve/update.
We visited Jambo House for 5 nights on our vacation. While the hotel itself is nice, I felt as though it was not inviting. Between taking the bus to Sanaa and trying to schedule activities, there were never any real events that I saw as amazing. We visited the pool, which had a very slow waterslide at Jambo house. We did the night Vision goggles, which left us confined to a very tight area of the resort (like a small living room). We missed or just did not know about the resorts sessions on Africa. We had to change rooms because they stuck us with a view of trees and no animals. Our trail was definitely not great. The theming was AMAZING. The resort was very beautiful...just boring. Compared to the Polynesian, Beach Club and Aulani, this place dulls in comparison. My kids wanted to stay at Polynesian once we ate there for dinner at Ohana. We really loved the vibe of the other hotels and have stayed in them multiple times. Needless to say, this was our last visit to Animal Kingdom Lodge.
My family has stayed at several Disney resorts over the years, and I must say that hands down this one has the absolutely BEST theming throughout. The Disney touch with an African flair is throughout every hallway, every stairwell, and every detail you can think of. The cast members who teach the recreation activities/bead activites are a hidden FREE gem that few other guests participated in during our week, but I must say that those activities were the highlight of our stay. We took an African drumming lesson, prepared food for the animals, and even checked out animal poop (which my son thought was hilarious!) if you stay here, I suggest taking at least one "break day" from the parks to truly see what all this resort has to offer!
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
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