Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Overview
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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  • belmontk7 : Denton, Texas
Disappointed

We stayed here for our Honeymoon. This is the only thing I regret from our trip is staying at this Hotel. The Hotel is beautiful inside but the room and location are not good. The room was small and nothing special at all for the amount of money we paid. Yes it was neat having the animals right there on the property but we were so busy with the Parks it wasn't even worth it. The bus situation was awful. It took forever for the buses to come and when they finally did it took 20-40 min to get to the parks depending on which one you were going to. We wasted a lot of time being on the buses or waiting for the buses instead of enjoying our honeymoon. Next time we go to Disney I will definitely do a hotel that has the boat access as well as bus or get a condo and do our own driving to the parks.

  • jani672 : Houston, Texas
Disney

We were impressed about everything but the room. For what we paid it looked no different than your basic $100.00 a night room... Except for the balcony.Loved the balcony and the few animals we got to see. It was really cold this week so many were not out.Restaurant is very good- staff is awesome .. I would stay again.. But pricey

  • NewYawkers1970 : Burbs of NYC
Outstanding

This place is stunning from the moment you enter. African artifacts on the walls and all around the room only serve to adorn what is a masterpiece of architecture and natural beauty. The music of Africa serenades guests as they stroll into the main lobby and throughout the resort. Stunning chandeliers made of tribal shields and spears hang from above. Concierge services cannot do enough to accommodate your needs when asked. The rooms are on the small side, but the bunk beds were perfect for our teenage kids. Small balcony across from the pool on the first floor was nice for sitting out and taking in the sun. Not a single animal sighting on the savannah the entire time, but I didn't come for animals. Overlooks with seating around the outside of the hotel are available to all guests, along with one indoor and one outdoor fire pit. Three restaurants and one bar on site all serve good eats and drinks, with one as a buffet style experience ("Boma"), another as a sit down elegant restaurant, and finally "Mara" as the quick service, casual restaurant. I would recommend this hotel for guests who appreciate gorgeous architectural work and attention to minute detail that make this place a centerpiece gem of the Disney resort assortment. The staff was equal to their surroundings and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay.

  • gavred : Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Poor service from Disney

We visited over the Christmas holidays - and paid a sizeable premium to do so. However the service was frankly shocking.The staff were mostly miserable. Some shone but most encounters i don't think they wanted to be there! Okay it was Christmas, but i paid a premium to travel that time of year and expected a decent level of service from what is supposed to be a luxury hotel!! 5*?? more like 3* service if that.At check-in we were dropped off by the coach with no help for all our bags. When checking in we confirmed inter-connecting rooms, but when going to them they inter-connected to the rooms either side?! pointless! the room had no cot for my 11 month old baby and the check-in response was the hotel staff dealt with everything in order despite it being late and our baby needing to go to bed. Really poor.Service at the restaurants was mixed - the food was very good but we were made to wait half an hour for Boma - again with hungry 11 month old and 4 year old. If we book a timed slot I expect to be seated on-time. This was poorly organised. I used the laundry and they failed to deliver as promised. On chasing i was put through to the bell boy who had no clue why. This took half an hour just to get the right answer from someone. I won't go to this hotel again, the service was so poor. Very disappointed and it took the shine off what was otherwise a good holiday.

  • K4549WRtomb : Rowlett, Texas
Lousy service in 'top rated' resort.

This was absolutely the worst experience I've ever had at a Disney property. we have been Vacation Club members for ten years and based on this trip, I would recommend against joining DVC. First is the option you have with maid service. We opted to pay an additional $45 per day to have the room cleaned daily as opposed to not being cleaned at all which I guess is standard for this property. it was cleaned once out of 5 days. Second was the room service. the wait for anything was hours, not minutes. We ordered a pizza at 8:30 and it didn't arrive until after 10:00. we were told upon ordering that the pizza would be there in 30 to 45 minutes. Compounding both of the above issues is the amount of time you spend on hold trying to get these problems resolved. This type of treatment is not what I have come to expect from Disney facilities. Our DVC home is the Polynesian Resort. We are going to try there next year and if things don't improve WDW, I will cancel my vacation plan.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
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) 
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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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Orlando,United States

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

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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