Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

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An entirely unique Disney experience just to the west of Disney's Animal Kingdom« Theme Park. It's the thrill of staying at a wildlife reserve with animals grazing just beyond your balcony. Rejuvenate both body and spirit in luxurious surroundings while sharing the grandeur of the African wilderness. The beauty of the savannah, the rhythm of tribal drums, exquisite cuisine in lush settings and the lure of authentic African treasures all come together to celebrate the beauty and wonder of this vast and untamed continent.
Location: Situated within Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort Area; 22 km from the Orlando airport

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  • Nickirhi :
Magical trip

Stayed here for 10 days. I can honestly say it's the best hotel I've stayed in, we had a savannah room overlooking the animals and we weren't disappointed. We saw a variety of animals morning, noon and night. We opted for club level which was well worth the extra, the service was great and the choice of food and beverages was great. So nice after a long day in the park to come back and relax with a wind or beer. Buses to the parks were regular we had to stand on a few occasions. The service in the hotel was great and we always were made feel special. I will definitely return.

  • Kdona48 : Yardley, Pennsylvania
Beautiful Lodge

Animal Kingdom Lodge has 1 major flaw; it's to far from everything accept Animal Kingdom theme park. Anywhere else you visit via the transportation system buses, you are the last to get picked up. We waited over half-an-hour for a bus to Hollywood Studios, and about the same for the trip to Magic Kingdom. The wait for a bus to take you home at the end of the day is even worse! We also used the bus system to take us to Disney Springs for dinner and our wait was 45 minutes. With the heat that particular day I came very close to passing out while waiting. You could stand and watch buses for other resorts come and go, some empty because they run so many. Disney has dropped the ball when it comes to transportation to and from Animal Kingdom Lodge.The rooms are about average, they aren't large, but they don't expect you to be in them much of the day. Great things I can say is waking up each morning and seeing the animals walking around the savanna. The sunsets from here if you are staying in the right area are also beautiful. The staff we encountered were friendly and always smiling. The main hall is absolutely gorgeous; there are higher-end restaurants on-site as well as a cafeteria style restaurant with limited but delicious selections. You can walk around the grounds and get different views of the savanna and animals that roam there; something my husband and I took advantage of.I don't discourage anyone from staying here but keep in mind the transportation system is very limited to the lodge.

  • SteveofLeeds1807 : Leeds, United Kingdom

The best hotel we have ever stayed in. On entering we were stunned by the lobby, it's beautiful with all the detailed decoration and African art works dotted about. We were greeted at reception by Jeff, a great guy who showed high enthusiasm for all things Disney. We were then told 'sorry, but we will just have to upgrade you to Savannah View from Pool View, is that ok?' erm..yes! (saving us £500 if we had booked it originally) He then went through all the details of being at Disney and how to make the most of it, which deemed very helpful for the rest of the stay. All the staff we encountered were fantastic.When we arrived at our room (which yes was a long walk from the lobby but who cares when you walk past big windows with all kids of animals outside) to find our room was perfect for my new wife and my 8year old step daughter, with a balcony overlooking the animals and nicely decorated.The food here is amazing and caters for all tastes, even Mara the quick service restaurant had good food, and the Boma buffet is fantastic. There is plenty of things to do in the hotel that you could easily be entertained there without even going to the parks, if you wanted a rest (we didn't!)We found travel to the parks very easy and waited no more than 20min (usually 5-10 min) for a bus. The buses do get packed at peak times, but it is Disney so you should expect that. As it was our honeymoon we splashed out on the extra cost of the hotel, which we agreed was well worth it and hope to go back for a big anniversary. Next year (and we said it was meant to be a once in a lifetime holiday...) we will stay at a cheaper resort in Disney, but will have to pop back here for at least one meal!Love this place!

  • Daniel H :
Room with plenty of views

We had a club room overlooking the animal section. Imagine opening the curtains and seeing a Giraffe walk past your balcony!?The hotel itself is amazing! Staff were very helpful and as it was a few Anniversaries while there we had goodies delivered to our room. The pool is big enough for loads of people and the onsite restaurants all serve good food.If you want something really special, stay here!

  • loutlawmorris : Olathe, Kansas
Great place to stay on Disney's Property!

My family takes a trip to DW every 2-3 years. This was our sixth family trip. We have stayed in a different resort each time. This by far was my favorite. Being that there are 5 of us, we stayed in the Villas. The room was big enough for all of us. It had two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a stand up shower, whirlpool tub, and a huge balcony that opened up to the animal viewing area of the hotel. Each morning, my kids were able to wake up and see the animals roaming the property. The dining areas were easily accessible, with the excellent customer service you expect at Disney. All of the staff that we encountered were very friendly, and extremely helpful. This is definitely on the list of place we will stay again on our next trip!

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
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  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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Three options are available for this package:
  • 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)┬á
Hotel Room includes:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 1 or 2 queen-size beds and bunk beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • TV with Disney Channels
  • Internet (fee)
  • Coffee-maker
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
Savannah View Hotel Room: Same as above but with view of wildlife savannah.
Kids Deal - Kids and teens 2 to 17 stay free.

For the Kids - Kids' pools, Playground, Video arcade.
Complimentary transportation! Disney Resort Guests are free to enjoy complimentary Disney transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Just steps from your door, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you from the Theme Parks, Water Parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.

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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    Orlando,United States

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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8410

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