Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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- All Inclusive Features
Love the animals and all the kid friendly activities/theming at this resort. Restaurants were great. My favorite was the indoor fire pit. I think my kids favorite was the night vision goggles and the bunk beds. We usually go cheap when it comes to lodging but splurged this time and I'm glad we did. Definitely a place you should stay at least once while visiting Disney World.
We had a partial view room of the safari but could see all kinds of animals. There was a small balcony which was nice. My kids loved it! The room itself was basically a hotel room but fine for the little amount of time we were there. The lodge area was beautiful.
We have stayed at this resort multiple times over the years since it opened. There is a consistencey in the quality of the resort and the wonderful cast members who work there. The resort itself is beautiful! Upon walking into the lobby it is breathtaking! There are African artifacts throughout the property and little thematic and cultural touches and experiences are wonderful. Definitely upgrade to a savanah-view if possible. It's difficult to not spend every waking moment on your verandah watching the animals approach. The outdoor pool is great! The food court is easily accessible from the pool.. There is a tiki bar and plenty of hidden smaller areas to sit away from the activity in the pool. There is a water slide and kids activities at the pool and in the activity center like pool games, African jewelry making and cookie decorating. There are also cultural activities for which you earn a special unique bead for completing each one. The two main restaurants offer African food and wine tastings. Sanaa is our favorite restaurant offering African/Indian inspired food. The windows overlook the savannah and there often are animals right outside of the windows. A great tip is that there are showers in the restrooms adjacent to the pool so if you decide to use the pool after checking out it is possible to shower before your trip home.
Pros:* There are animals (giraffes, zebras, etc.) on the property. Kids love this.* Reception hall has the wow factor.* Staff are warm and friendly, from the front desk to the cleaners to everyone in the food service areas. I genuinely felt that they were happy to be there, and I do not always get this impression elsewhere.* Rooms are clean and comfortable.* Accommodation is decent value, given that this is a resort in the deluxe category and it is on Disney property.* Nice pool and hot tubs.Cons:* Buffet is expensive - $30/person for the breakfast buffet (decent) and $55/person for the dinner buffet (unremarkable). Non-buffet options are limited. I get that they want to push people to the meal plans, but the high a la carte prices leave a bad taste.* You will spend more time than you want on the Disney buses. In particular, evening waits can be long. Disney should seriously consider expanding its monorail system or developing an in-house Uber-type system.
Stayed 4 nights in January. This place is beautiful. Stayed in a two bedroom suite in kidani village. The savanna view is great. The full kitchen is very convenient. The rooms were very clean. Great front desk staff. Restaurants on property are all very good. The pool was great for adults and children. The hotel is farther away from other Disney parks but bus transportation was relatively quick and ran late enough to stay out for late dinners. The only drawback is the size of the property, it's huge. We had no issues but if anyone in your party has difficulty walking have a chair or stroller at the ready. We would definitely stay again.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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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)
- 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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