Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Amazing hotel and with comfortable rooms and fantastic surroundings. The pool area is quite chilled eventhough there aren't enough sun beds later in the afternoon. My only negatives was the total cockup on our arrival we had to wait 5 hours the told the room was ready but I organised the room to be in celebration mode as it was my wife's 50th Birthday to find on getting into our room they were decorating the inside which totally spoils the surprise. Also the waiting time of 20 minutes to talk to the conceige.
We had a savannah view room and enjoyed seeing the animals. Rooms are quite small and bathrooms are very cramped - typical of the Disney properties we've visited. The rooms could use an update. Wifi was free and fast. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly - really the highlight of our stay. We will probably go back to the Grand Floridian next time.
We traveled in November 2016 as a family with one 9 year old daughter. We stayed for 4 nights in a DVC one bedroom villa in main building Jambo House. We booked via a 3rd party rental agency using member points. The entrance already sets the scene. We arrived late at night and loved the dim lighting and dark wood of the lobby. The soaring ceilings and decor were spectacular. Check in was quick, friendly and efficient. The room is a little dated with drak brown and orange furnishings trying to tie in with the theming, but overall was a little drab. It had a large jacuzzi tub and loads of space. It was clean though, and the highlight was a large balcony overlooking those amazing animals. As the sun came up, our daughter was hopping with excitement after spotting a live zebra. We thought it was a statue until it moved! The views of the animals are so unique and delightful, that they make up for any shortcomings of the room. The room came with a full kitchen too if you have any energy to cook after running aroung Disney all day!The pool is huge and very very busy. It has a slide for tthe kids and a snack bar. There were plenty of chairs and towels albeit very close together as there is not a lot of deck space around pool. They had activities for the kids which were great. As we were ther over Hallowween there was pumpkin painting and trick or treat stations around the hotel. This was unexpected, but great fun. The bar in Jambo House had good service but was not very full. The restaurants were rammed with people at all times. We bought breakfast in the snackbar to bring to our room which was average coffee, danish, etc. Even at 7 am you had to wait in line. The restaurants were very good however. We ate in Sanaa which we enjoyed and the highlight had to be Jiko tasting menu with paired wines after the AKL jeep safari ( open only to AKL guests.) I can not recommend this highly enough. it is expensive though.I have been to Port Orleans, Caribbean, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian and think this hotel is the best for a really unique experience not replictaed outside of a real safari camp with nowhere else in Disney coming close. Definitely the hotel of choice for animal lovers.The only niggle was the bill. We prepaid our safari but they had no record of same and charged my credit card anyway. Thankfully I file emails and receipts and they could eventually find my payment after 3 visits to front desk and 2 conversations with the manager. I really got the impression they thought I was lying but were nice about it. They profusely apologized when they realized their error. They reversed the charge but I still was out twenty dollars or so due to exchange rate fluctuations. Annoying. They also charged room to credit card without asking. I wanted to use up my USD for this so had to pay the exchange fee on credait card.Due to room decor and billing issues, I can only give four stars in what was otherwise a lovely experience.
This was our first time staying in a Disney deluxe room. We had a standard view room on the 2nd floor. Had a great view of the giraffes when we came back to the room at lunch each day. Resort was nice with tons of activities for non park days. Buses could be a little slow but I expected that being so far away from the other parks. Pools, food and bar were all great. Would definitely stay here again. Im glad I didn't spend the extra money for a savanna view. We saw plenty from our standard room and the hotel offers plenty of other viewing areas.
We had a great stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge and really enjoyed afternoon and early evening time watching animals from our balcony. The Lodge is loaded with interesting African artifacts and we spent a lot of time learning about countries, royalty, ceremonies, instruments, etc. The staff was welcoming and helpful and the "Welcome Home" greeting always made us smile.
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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.
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Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeOrlando,United States
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2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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