Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

The adventure of a jungle safari comes alive right before your eyes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. With lush surroundings and beautiful savannahs, you'll be transported to another world when you step through the front doors. From restaurants, viewing platforms, and possibly even your room, you can watch zebra, giraffes and gazelles roam free and graze in their natural environments. Little ones can learn more about the fascinating animals, and even be a junior researcher for a day. And when you're not watching the animals in awe, you can take a dip in one of the pools, feast on some good food, or hit the parks in a matter of minutes! The adventure never ends here.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Safari
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry 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 feature views of the resort, parking area, or rooftop, with wither 2 queen-size beds, or 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed (for children aged 3–9), sleeping maximum 4 people, 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), 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. 

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.

Please note: Villas are not currently bookable online. Please call to book or visit one of our retail stores.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Complimentary hotel parking. 

Sanaa (East-African cuisine overlooking the savannah, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Jiko – The Cooking Place (speciality restaurant, open for dinner), Boma – Flavours of Africa (family restaurant, all-you-can-eat buffet, open for breakfast and dinner), Maji Pool Bar (open for lunch), and The Mara (quick service). Victoria Falls Lounge, Sanaa Lounge, 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. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

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 Fabulous stay in a unique beautiful hotel

Apr 10, 2024 Claire K Sheffield, United Kingdom

What a wonderful stay! We loved staying at this hotel. Everything from check in to check out was great. The hotel setting is perfect - it feels uniquely special as the whole theming is done so well. Our hotel room was spacious and comfortable - easily enough space for 3 adults [our young adult daughter was with us] with two double beds. And… Read more
What a wonderful stay! We loved staying at this hotel. Everything from check in to check out was great. The hotel setting is perfect - it feels uniquely special as the whole theming is done so well. Our hotel room was spacious and comfortable - easily enough space for 3 adults [our young adult daughter was with us] with two double beds. And to see giraffes and other animals from the room was amazing and a little unexpected as we had booked a standard room. Also - the laundry facilities here were great - we needed them to prepare for the second half of our Florida trip. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best of the Disney World hotels

Mar 22, 2024 jtilt2008 Portsmouth, New Hampshire

By far the nicest hotel at Disney World. We booked a standard view room but enjoyed a partial/obstructed view of the animals. While the view was mostly of facilities, it was a nice treat to see giraffes off our balcony in the morning. The room was very clean and comfortable, and housekeeping was extremely quick and thorough. The pool, grounds,… Read more
By far the nicest hotel at Disney World. We booked a standard view room but enjoyed a partial/obstructed view of the animals. While the view was mostly of facilities, it was a nice treat to see giraffes off our balcony in the morning. The room was very clean and comfortable, and housekeeping was extremely quick and thorough. The pool, grounds, and amenities are some of the best of any Disney hotel. Bus service, as is typical for all Disney hotels, ranged from poor to good. A lot of people won’t recommend this hotel because it is the furthest from the other 3 parks, but it’s only about few more minutes than the other central hotels. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very nice stay at the lodge

Mar 19, 2024 Anna S

We ended up booking our Disney trip later than usual and the only premium hotel left with availability was the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I had looked at it before but always decided against it, but now we got a chance to try it. The good: Check in very smooth - used straight to room in app. We came a little early and our bags were held at the bell… Read more
We ended up booking our Disney trip later than usual and the only premium hotel left with availability was the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I had looked at it before but always decided against it, but now we got a chance to try it. The good: Check in very smooth - used straight to room in app. We came a little early and our bags were held at the bell service for us. The restaurants were actually really good! I don't associate Disney with great dining, but JIko for Dinner was lovely. Even the wine pairings were great, and service was excellent. We also ate at Sanaa and it was really good. The pool area was nice, not super large but it had a fun slide for the kids and a bar/snack area right next to it. We didn't participate in the activities offered, but it looked like a lot of offerings, and also smore's every night, and some nights there was a movie night set up as well. The buses worked well and were never too crowded in spite of it being spring break. The buses don't pick up at other hotels like some other Disney buses do. The entrance is super nice, very cosy and well themed. There is a viewing station there where you can talk to staff about the animals and I learned a lot. It feels more relaxed / quiet than the other Disney hotels we have stayed at The kids enjoyed the Disney version of Siri. Our daughter would say " Hey Disney, tell me a good night story" every night. The not so good: The rooms are dated. The pillows were very lumpy. We had a Savannah view which was really nice but the animals didn't come by our area that often. Our friends lost hot water on their side of the hotel and kept getting different answers on what was going on. The water was back the following morning The maid service was ok, didn't feel super clean after they had been in the room The outside of the hotel looks a bit like a motel to me in the back. The Bottom Line: Probably not worth what we paid, but we had a great time and would consider going back again. 4 star mainly due to how dated the room was and the bed quality, for 5 stars I would expect a nice bed. Read less
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Mar 18, 2024 BeachBimbo Hillsboro, Oregon

The lobby design and decor is beautiful, but the rooms are basic and don’t even come with blankets on the bed (two sheets and very thin cover). No room service, no easy coffee cart. No bottled water in the rooms. Direct to door check in doesn’t work and was left dealing with front desk staff who didn’t seem to know how to make a key card for… Read more
The lobby design and decor is beautiful, but the rooms are basic and don’t even come with blankets on the bed (two sheets and very thin cover). No room service, no easy coffee cart. No bottled water in the rooms. Direct to door check in doesn’t work and was left dealing with front desk staff who didn’t seem to know how to make a key card for nearly 45 min when checking in at 1 am. Saw wildebeests at 2 am. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Hotel

Mar 13, 2024 BobbyDij St. Albert, Canada

Our family of four stayed here in February 2024 and loved it. We only stayed for a couple nights and then switched hotels to just get some variety for our 10 day Disney trip but I honestly wish we would have stayed here longer. It’s such a great place. The staff are amazing and the cultural representatives are so knowledgeable and eager to share… Read more
Our family of four stayed here in February 2024 and loved it. We only stayed for a couple nights and then switched hotels to just get some variety for our 10 day Disney trip but I honestly wish we would have stayed here longer. It’s such a great place. The staff are amazing and the cultural representatives are so knowledgeable and eager to share information about African culture. The hotel itself definitely has that wow factor that everyone talks about, especially that lobby. We stayed in a 1 bedroom villa in Jambo house so I can’t comment on how a studio room would be but our room setup was great. We had a “standard” view but still had a partial Savanah view. My understanding is any of the “standard” view villas in Jambo have at least a partial view. We were able to see animals from our balcony each day. It would have been nice to have a second bathroom (I guess Kidani Village villas have two bathrooms) but now I’m just being greedy. There were also more than enough plug ins for all the electronics and battery chargers you need. The restaurants here are so good too with so much variety. The pool was great as well. Lots of room for all ages. It’s only been about a month since we’ve been back home and I keep wishing we would have been at this hotel longer. I also want to mention that taking the bus wasn’t bad at all from here. We didn’t do all the parks from here but we did do Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and although I was expecting long lines and chaos it was very smooth and we never had to wait longer than 10 min for the bus to show up. The bus ride to the further park, Magic Kingdom was about 15 minutes for anyone wanting know. The longest was our ride to Disney Springs and that was about 18 minutes. Highly recommend this hotel! Read less