Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Explore the riches of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The adventure of a jungle safari comes alive before your eyes with lush surroundings, showcasing the grandeur of this mighty kingdom. Many rooms overlook the beautiful savannas, from which you can spot grazing zebra, giraffes and gazelles roaming free in natural environments. The hotel offers a wide range of activities honouring these animals, aimed at every age range. Go on a cultural safari, see animals play at dusk, with the benefit of night vision, and watch handlers feed pelicans and flamingos. Younger members of the family can even try being junior researchers for a day! Cultural representatives from Africa are on hand to share information with you about their homeland, giving you a unique insight into its fascinating environment. A very special place indeed, the rhythm of tribal drums, the exquisite cuisine, the rich settings and the lure of authentic African treasures, combine to celebrate the beauty and wonders of this vast continent in a way the whole family can appreciate and enjoy.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service

Where is it

Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort area. Transfer time from airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

972 rooms on 5 floors in 1 building with 9 lifts. All have air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed (for children aged 3–9), sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot (on request).

Pool View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, or 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed (for children aged 3–9), or 1 queen-size bed and 1 bunk bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Savannah View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed (for children aged 3–9), sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 1 child, plus a child under 3 in a cot. Bunkbed rooms are also available with 1 queen size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Savannah View Club Level Access Rooms come with additional club amenities, including access to the club level lounge (with refreshments at selected times and newspapers), access to the health club, concierge service at the Kiliminjaro Club, and personalised guest services). These rooms have 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Jambo House 1-Bedroom Villas with Standard View or Savannah View, sleep maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Kidani Village 1-Bedroom Villas with Standard View or Savannah View, sleep maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Kidani Village 2-Bedroom Villas with Standard View or Savannah View, sleep maximum 6 adults, or 2 adults and 4 children, plus a child under 3 in a cot.

Please note: cots must be requested at time of booking.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $24 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change. This charge comes into effect from 1 Jan '20).

Jiko – The Cooking Place (speciality restaurant), Boma – Flavours of Africa (family restaurant), Sanaa Restaurant and Lounge (located at the villas, casual dining) and The Mara (quick service). Victoria Falls Lounge, Maji Pool Bar (serving snacks), Uzima Springs Pool Bar (serving snacks) and Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar.

Feature pool, kids pool and whirlpool. Feature pool, water play area and whirlpool also located at the villas. Games arcade*. Playground. Jogging trail. Movies under the stars. Campfire activities. Health club with spa services*. Animal programmes*. 30-acre savannah.

Disney-themed shop. Complimentary WiFi. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*. Laundry and dry-cleaning services*. Babysitting service*. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay 5 nights at all times.

Maximum stay 21 nights.

*Denotes local charge. 

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a special experience

Jun 18, 2019 Bex H London, United Kingdom

My partner and I treated ourselves to a one night stay here after staying at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter hotel for 10 nights (fab hotel). My word, it is absolutely breathtaking. Every detail is stunning, the staff are wonderful and every bit magical. The only negative was it did take us 30 minutes to check in. The queue wasn't massive… Read more
My partner and I treated ourselves to a one night stay here after staying at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter hotel for 10 nights (fab hotel). My word, it is absolutely breathtaking. Every detail is stunning, the staff are wonderful and every bit magical. The only negative was it did take us 30 minutes to check in. The queue wasn't massive but went very slow for some reason and there wasn't a staff member assisting down the line to see if it could be sped up at all (a staff member did this at POFQ). HOWEVER, once we did get seen Amy (i'm pretty sure this was her name, she usually works at the Grand Floridian) was fantastic. She even managed to assign us a room before official check in time! Once checked in, we headed to our Savannah room. Wow. Just, wow. Amazing bathroom facilities, including gorgeous shower - shame I couldn't fit that in my suitcase!) - big comfy beds and what a view from the balcony. We immediately had a giraffe outside our balcony along with many more. The 'spotter' guide in our room helped with identifying which each animal was. Can't believe we were only here for 1 night but it was an extremely magical end to our fantastic trip. Thank you! :) Read less
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Jun 17, 2019 Huzzmeister Melksham, United Kingdom

We had a fabulous stay at this hotel. Been coming to Florida for past 20 years always stayed in a villa but thought we would go full Disney and well worth it. Loved every minute. The only downside was the main pool was shut so had to use shuttle bus to other pool which was disappointing considering we had paid a lot of money for this one off… Read more
We had a fabulous stay at this hotel. Been coming to Florida for past 20 years always stayed in a villa but thought we would go full Disney and well worth it. Loved every minute. The only downside was the main pool was shut so had to use shuttle bus to other pool which was disappointing considering we had paid a lot of money for this one off experience. The room was a good size with a Savannah view which was lovely and used the free bus to take us to the parks. Was lovely to stay in a Disney hotel once. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jun 17, 2019 David V

We had an amazing time staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We booked a standard view room and were upgraded to a savanna view with bunk bed without even having to ask. We did mobile check in through the Disney World App and was easy and convenient. Cast Members were great and friendly. Views were amazing. We would definitely stay at the lodge… Read more
We had an amazing time staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We booked a standard view room and were upgraded to a savanna view with bunk bed without even having to ask. We did mobile check in through the Disney World App and was easy and convenient. Cast Members were great and friendly. Views were amazing. We would definitely stay at the lodge again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We wanted the Disney Experience and we felt like we got it!

Jun 17, 2019 Lisa G Sioux Falls, South Dakota

We enjoyed all the perks of staying at the hotel starting at the pick up at the airport. Our bags were delivered a few hours later right to our hotel room. Jambo House had us feeling like we were in Africa. The staff was friendly and shared their heritage and talked about their experiences. We enjoyed the casual dining as well as having a meal at… Read more
We enjoyed all the perks of staying at the hotel starting at the pick up at the airport. Our bags were delivered a few hours later right to our hotel room. Jambo House had us feeling like we were in Africa. The staff was friendly and shared their heritage and talked about their experiences. We enjoyed the casual dining as well as having a meal at Boma - Flavors of Africa.our room faced out front as we opted for a less expensive room giving up the view of the Savanah. We did not mind and felt we had able time to explore the grounds. We enjoyed shuttle service to all the Disney Parks. We would stay here again! Read less
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Jun 16, 2019 Tim-Limbach Dorchester, UK

We have always stayed offsite, but saw a package in a UK travel agent ad, offering unlimited entry to Walt Disney World and included meal plan. We chose the AKL as we love wildlife and we weren’t disappointed. There were animals in abundance right outside our balcony. The hotel is beautiful, has a lovely pool, large gym and two hot tubs. It also… Read more
We have always stayed offsite, but saw a package in a UK travel agent ad, offering unlimited entry to Walt Disney World and included meal plan. We chose the AKL as we love wildlife and we weren’t disappointed. There were animals in abundance right outside our balcony. The hotel is beautiful, has a lovely pool, large gym and two hot tubs. It also has two table service restaurants and one offering quick service. It also has a good shop. The quick service restaurant has a drinks station where those with refillable mugs can help themselves. The nearby Kidani Village offers Disney Vacation Club accommodation and more restaurants, pool, tennis courts etc. Disney buses make regular trips to the theme parks, so although we rented a car, it wasn’t necessary. However, it was more convenient if going to other resorts, rather than changing buses. We also used the car to go to the nearby Walmart and other offsite destinations. We had a fantastic stay in great comfort, with excellent staff. Read less