Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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- All Inclusive Features
It was awesome to wake up every morning and see the animals from your room. Giraffes would walk up to your room. The rooms are on the smaller side and basic, but they are clean. We had a good time! Would go back in the future.
Even though we were at Disney 5 months ago, I think the total escapism is needed every once in a while and Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House proves to have the best theme that delivers. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is a must once-in-a-lifetime experience. I felt like I was in a Savannah resort. The theme was so authentic and wildlife in abundance.During the mornings, day and evening, whilst we were in and out, the abundance of wildlife were right there. We had a good variety too as our terrace was situated next to a watering hole. Our room was on the 2nd floor and offered view clear across the entire property to Kadani Village. Our room had 2 queen beds and separate vanity area from the bath/shower. The terrace was small but serve the purpose to watch the main attractions of giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and more.The food court Mara was excellent and we were always able to get breakfast without the crowds except for one morning out of nine days.It was rather cool for this time of year in Orlando. The temps gradually dropped during the course of the holiday, so swimming in their huge pool was not an option. The lobby is very impressive and filled with African art and handicrafts. Even the shop continues the theme. It is definitely an 'oohs-and-aahs' resort. There are two restaurants (besides Mara's), Boma and Jiko. Both are excellent and offer an adventurous menu with familiar ingredients thrown in for good measure.The Animal Kingdom Lodge was so worth the price. We will be back in the future.
We stayed here for 7 nights with our 2 children 5 and 3 - we loved it, the pool was great, the transport was fab. JIKO was super yummy and totally worth the 2xTS credits if you're on the dining plan - tip was about $30. The Mara? quick service restaurant was nice too. We used the clubhouse which was great - we put out children in for 3 hours while we went to JIKO - if you show your receipt you get the first hour free so it cost us $50 for 2 hours for 2 children, they were fed there too. We were lucky to have a savannah view which was awesome, waking up to Giraffes was so cool. Our room had a fridge too. Would stay again.
We normally stay offsite in a luxury villa when visiting Florida, but decided to see what Disney could offer for a family. The hotel is lovely, the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The interior is dark but looks amazing. There are lots of animals to see and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. We swapped rooms after 1 night as I could not face sharing a bed with my teenager for 12 nights! The bunkbed room are smaller than the rooms with the double beds and have less storage space! But I was happy as i needed my sleep! We were disappointed that housekeeping didn't leave us a different arrangement of towels each day, but did not let that dampen the holiday. My advice would be to hire a car if staying here as the only transportation links from AKL is by bus, which as we saw can be very busy and over crowded especially on evenings.
When we arrived I expected someone to greet us or give us information about the resort besides it is being a Disney resort.. Our room didnâ€™t come with a microwave so we had to request one..That is something I wish we wouldâ€™ve known from the beginning. I also requested a corner Savannah view via phone and it was noted. Well we got room 4402 bad view!!! Not worth it to me. I will say it is a dark, gloomy type resort that would be good for relaxation. Housekeeping was GREAT! Hands down to housekeeping! They made the stay worth it. As for the front desk, I think they arenâ€™t welcoming and if itâ€™s your first time going please do as much research as possible.
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- 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
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2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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