Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

9.2
Wonderful!
31 reviews
Check in:
Check out:
1
Showing lowest prices(Avg. nightly price)
Currency
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Family Travellers
  • 8.1
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 8.0
    Luxury Travellers
  • 7.8
    Adventure Travellers
Write Review
Bookmark
2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 939-7675 Edit info
Description
Located adjacent to Disney's Animal Kingdom, this Lake Buena Vista resort sits on a 43-acre wildlife preserve in which visitors can enjoy the presence of large African animals in close vicinity. ... Read more
Nearby attractions include Epcot, Disney's Boardwalk and Downtown Disney.

Features.
Dining options at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge include 3 restaurants, two lounges and a cafeteria. Room service is available from 6am to midnight. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool and water park, a health club, a spa tub and a sauna. Spa services include massage therapy, skin care and body treatments. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas and in guestrooms (fee variable). Complimentary shuttle services include an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle. Wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a wildlife viewing areas, babysitting services and a poolside bar. This is a smoke free property.


Guestrooms.
These deluxe accommodations are available in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Each villa includes a full kitchen and living area with a HD plasma television. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. The air-conditioned suites also offer voice mail and in room safes. They include ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.


Notifications:

Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

Amenities

Bar
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
Airport Transfer
Childcare
Cribs Available
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

Member Reviews(31)

Reviews
4.6/5
Wonderful!
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local Reviews
East Islip

Stay at Animal Kingdom for the experience, honestly wasn't really impressed. The room was so small we had a Queen Size Bed and a pull out couch, no room for luggage, I felt the bathroom was bigger then the living area. Only saw the animals by the main area they didnt walk around the whole resort. Food was ok. Will probably never stay there again.. Old Key West will always be my Favorite!!

Helpful
Report
Local from Orlando

Cant beat the views of the wild animals in the morning. This place is great and has an amazing restaurant too.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravellersLuxury TravellersAdventure Travellers
Helpful6
Report
Puerto Vallarta

Impressive hotel located in the Animal Kingdom and surrounded by safari animals! I never stayed here, I only visited for the African buffet (which was excellent) but I bet it would be an amazing place to stay especially with a safari right outside your window!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravellersLuxury Travellers
Helpful5
Report
Franklin

The recommended place of stay is at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, themed after the world’s second largest continent.
Upon entering the lodge, all ages are awestruck by the marvels of Africa. The lobby is filled with vivid colors and unique African themed art. Enjoy shopping at the Zawadi Marketplace filled with exotic finds as tribal masks, hand-loomed fabrics and textiles. Disney sent a team of researchers to Africa to locate one-of-a-kind treasures to showcase at the marketplace
When making reservations, select a room with a Savannah view to observe all the wildlife. White-bearded wildebeests, zebras and giraffes are just some of the animal grazing on the grassland ecosystem. One of the most memorable moments is being able to hear the animals walk and graze in the stillness of the night. Designated areas throughout the lodge offer 24 hour viewing.
Two great dining options located within the lodge are Jiko and Boma.
Boma offers an exhibit kitchen and bakery that allows guests to walk up to a half-dozen side-by-side cooking stations and have their entrées freshly prepared. Entrees are flavored with exotic curries, chutneys and other Indian and Asian influences
Jiko pays homage to the African theme: Swahili curry shrimp with artichokes and coconut rice; roasted lamb loin with herbed couscous, figs and more. The restaurant boasts of the largest South African wine selection anywhere in the United States.
When driving from Nashville to Orlando, a great midway stay is in Macon, GA. Wingate by Wyndham is highly recommended, located off of the interstate with comfortable accommodations and free breakfast.

Helpful4
Report
Frederick

Imagine waking up, looking out from the African tribal decor of your mosquito net-draped bedroom suite and seeing the head of a giraffe walk by, grazing on subtropical brush. Now recall the fact that you are in Orlando. Weird, right? I mean, I knew places like this were possible in the Heart of the Dark Continent, but in the Magic Kingdom? Disney has outdone themselves here. These are amongst the best of the vacation villas I've come across - spacious, energetically decorated and full of adventure. Also, the jungle-themed pool area here is AWESOME. You can see antelope feeding as you down a cocktail from the pool bar! The one downside is that it's a little bit of a commute to any of the attractions other than the Animal Kingdom. But if you really like wildlife and don't mind shuttling over to Epcot, this is an ideal vacation spot!

Recommended for:Family Travellers
Helpful3
Report
New York City

It's extremely cool to look out your window and see all the wildlife roaming around. Some rooms have better views than others. They have a wonderful restaurant Jiko here. Great African cuisine.

Recommended for:Family TravellersLuxury Travellers
Helpful4
Report
New York City

My favourite place to stay in Florida, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is unlike any other hotel. The building closely surrounds four savannas filled with exotic wildlife - imagine strolling out in the morning and seeing zebras and giraffes right from your balcony, and right close by. From the snack bar by the pool to the luxury restaurant upstairs, all the food is so excellent that locals often stop in just to enjoy a meal. Be sure to grab a pair of night-vision goggles in the evenings to watch the animals play.

Recommended for:Adventure TravellersFamily TravellersFoodiesOutdoor Enthusiasts
Helpful1
Report
New York City

During the three-hour signature safari experience on this wildlife preserve, expect to spy giraffes, wildebeests, and zebras. At dusk, don night-vision goggles and head back out to tour the grounds by open-air truck. The Pan-African restaurant Jiko prepares inventive flatbreads like roasted chicken with spicy lime relish and Lamb Chopper cheese, grilled to perfection in the restaurant’s wood-burning ovens.

Recommended for:Adventure TravellersFamily TravellersFoodiesOutdoor Enthusiasts
Helpful2
Report
Orem

Awesome hotel with amazing views of wildlife. We enjoyed the pool, outdoor fire, night time binoculars and decor.
The only negative was the housekeeping. With a larger family we were in need of towels and soap more often. We never received fresh towels or soap.

Recommended for:Family Travellers
Helpful3
Report
Alexandria

Love this hotel! All the decor is spot-on and definitely makes you feel like you are somewhere else. Our room had a Savannah view and we had breakfast on our balcony each morning watching the animals eat theirs. Even got to talk to some of the rangers who gave us a little background info on their habits. Wonderful experience! Plus, Boma is a fantastic restaurant.

Helpful3
Report

These are light fixtures at the Kidani Village portion of Animal kingdom Lodge. Great place to stay if you are traveling to Disney. The only negatives I can think of are the distance from the parks and the bus transportation is usually slow. But, it feels removed in a really nice way.
Watching the animals from your room and the people who are hired from Africa as guides are so interesting to talk with.
I prefer Jambo House to Kidani Village mostly because Kidani has no food service.

Recommended for:Family Travellers
Helpful4
Report
St Joseph

Great hotel with views of the animals from your room balcony!!

Only complaint was how far the walk was from the hotel lobby to our room. Felt like it took 15 minutes. And the distance the hotel is from the rest of disney world. Unless you have a car or willing to take the buses it is not convenient.

Helpful5
Report
Santa Monica

I would give this 5 stars had I stayed here yet. I've eaten at the Sanaa Restaurant twice on separate visits, and I love taking photos of the animals on property. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is the hotel where I hope to stay on my next visit. From my pictures, you can see how easy it would be to sip lemonade (or beer) on the patio while watching critters cavort in the grass.

Helpful4
Report
Columbus

Even if you're not a guest at Animal Kingdom Lodge, it's worth a visit. The lobby is amazing. Even better, however, is the outdoor area where the animals roam free. Beautiful flowers along the walkway, too. Be sure to take your camera.

One of our favorite Disney restaurants is located here - Jiko.

Helpful3
Report
Phoenix

A stunning resort from the moment you walk into the lobby.
You'll be amazed at the vastness of the main lobby area.
There is a walkway out back that allows guests to view any animals that happen to be out in the Savannah at the moment.
There are two amazing restaurants here: Boma (buffet) and Jiko (table service).
There is a nice bar just off the lobby as well.

Helpful6
Report

Sanaa restaurant - our favorite Disney restaurant.

Helpful
Report
Napa

Great place for the whole family!

Recommended for:Family Travellers
Helpful6
Report
Roberts

Pooh, our little traveler, stops for some dinner and a drink!

Helpful3
Report
Pro 2018
The San Francisco Bay Area

This hotel is absolutely amazing. There's wildlife right outside your window! I've never stayed here, but I would love to. I have visited the property to see the animals, which is open to the public. They offer complimentary night vision goggles as well to see the nocturnal activities of the animals.

Recommended for:Family TravellersLuxury Travellers
Helpful2
Report
Andover
Helpful
Report

Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Arcade/game room
  • Shopping on site
  • In-room massage available
Transportation
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free airport transportation
  • Free theme park shuttle
Parking
  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Children's club
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Satellite TV service
  • Television
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Balcony
  • In-room safe
  • Free local calls
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 1293
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Year Built 2001
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
28.352833-81.603165
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club
41 reviews
Distance: 2.46 mi
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
26 reviews
Distance: 3.03 mi
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
26 reviews
Distance: 2.8 mi
View all
Tusker House
Tusker House
4 reviews
Sights and Museums, Landmark
Distance: 0.03 mi
Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
325 reviews
Sights and Museums, Entertainment, Zoo or Aquarium, Theme Park
Distance: 0.87 mi
Disney's Blizzard Beach
Disney's Blizzard Beach
78 reviews
Entertainment, Theme Park, Water Park
Distance: 1.7 mi
Epcot: Italy Pavilion
Epcot: Italy Pavilion
40 reviews
Sights and Museums, Theme Park
Distance: 1.84 mi
View all
Jiko - The Cooking Place
Jiko - The Cooking Place
6 reviews
££££
South African
Distance: 0.03 mi
Chuy's
Chuy's
16 reviews
Mexican, Tex-Mex, Chain Restaurant
Distance: 0.41 mi
Boma - Flavors of Africa
Boma - Flavors of Africa
8 reviews
££££
American, African
Distance: 0.41 mi
Sanaa
Sanaa
8 reviews
££££
Ethiopian
Distance: 0.16 mi
View all
Report this place