Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Walt Disney World, Orlando

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

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Babysitting service
  • Room 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), 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.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Self-parking available approx $25 including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

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. 

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information at  Disney’s Know Before You Go site

Special assistance

Please note: rollaway beds are no longer available.

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Traveller rating

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Jul 13, 2021 Trail36469420235 Chino, California

Great time here it was really relaxing and enjoyable with the family. Hotel rooms had a patio that alllowed you to see the animals directly from your patio. The lodge inside the main lobby was beautiful with a very woodsy feel and live music playing
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Jul 8, 2021 iehpieelleb

There is nothing I like more then a trip to Disney ! Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge gave us so many great memories. It is so beautiful outside with all the amazing animals. The rooms were so nice and the beds were very comfortable! The animals came right to your rooms! That was my highlight of the trip! Even though I am always at the park till it… Read more
There is nothing I like more then a trip to Disney ! Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge gave us so many great memories. It is so beautiful outside with all the amazing animals. The rooms were so nice and the beds were very comfortable! The animals came right to your rooms! That was my highlight of the trip! Even though I am always at the park till it closes, all I wanted was to be in the hotel. Can't wait to come and visit again! Read less
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Apr 22, 2021 dani242leaf Bluffton, South Carolina

1st- to the review readers who have the displeasure of what reading the irritable Karen’s wrote about this hotel; ignore them. They have obviously forgotten that we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and Disney is in a phased reopening, with this hotel being one of the last ones with the most heavily reduced capacity. So ignore them. 2nd-… Read more
1st- to the review readers who have the displeasure of what reading the irritable Karen’s wrote about this hotel; ignore them. They have obviously forgotten that we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and Disney is in a phased reopening, with this hotel being one of the last ones with the most heavily reduced capacity. So ignore them. 2nd- WOW. This place was such a dream. I had wanted to stay here my entire life and it was just never an option for my parents. Now that I have my own kiddo, and we frequently use DVC rental points, my husband and I got to bring our 9 month old. Our room was spectacular and we saw all of the savannah animals in the 1st hour from our room. The hotel was fairly empty, not a ton of food options right now so limited staff as well but we were aware of this when we booked. The staff that was there went out of their way to make our baby’s first Disney trip a truly magical one. The pools were so fun and the pool bar staff were on it! Literally zero complaints and we plan to come back in the future. Future travelers, do your research. See which Disney hotels have food open options, resort amenities open, etc. Because right now it is very different than usual and that’s ok! But it goes for all of their hotels, and you don’t get to be a sour sally if you don’t do your research beforehand. You know, since we are still in a global pandemic and all. Way to go Disney! We will certainly come back to AKL! Read less
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Apr 22, 2021 JoeMammy_1 Hernando, Florida

Returned yesterday from 3 days, 2 nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We splurged for a Savannah view room and were rewarded with a great balcony view on the lowest floor. It is the most we've ever spent for a hotel room but we both agreed it was well worth it and are planning to go back when they restart the private safaris. The animals are used… Read more
Returned yesterday from 3 days, 2 nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We splurged for a Savannah view room and were rewarded with a great balcony view on the lowest floor. It is the most we've ever spent for a hotel room but we both agreed it was well worth it and are planning to go back when they restart the private safaris. The animals are used to people being around. We learned their names from the zookeepers who would stop their Cushmans under our balcony and answer questions. My favorite was a giant bird, the Absyssinian Ground Hornbill infamously known as "Casanova" . I would call him from the balcony and he would come bounding over and just stare up at us looking like, "what, why did you call me over?" Herds of antelope, gazelles, zebras, giraffes, African pigs and the amazing Okapi- I'd never even heard of but looked like a cross between a zebra and an antelope yet in the giraffe family. Just before dark they become very frisky and frolic about chasing each other. Geese chasing native bunnies around was very entertaining. The African birds wake up calls were incredibly loud and exotic. Feeding times are the best. We witnessed a pack of zebra racing at full gallup to a fresh bale of hay and sliding in with a cloud of dust. We went to Animal Kingdom Park on Earth Day and got soaked. However, the park hours were 8-8 yet we Ninja Rope Dropped and were in @ 7:19 and beelined for Flight of Passage and did it twice with no wait- best ride evah! Previously Soarin' was my fav but FOP blows it away. We did the river ride and were not that impressed, Dino ride meh, safari- awesome as always. Lunch at Tiffins- we managed to get in using the walkup line when they opened at 11:00. Lobster mac and cheese very good, sliders so so. Earthday cktls excellent. We also got lucky to get into Sanaa our last nite. I had been trying for a ressie for months and could not get one. The hostess told me to try the "join walk in" on the app at precisely 5:00. It worked, only the only available spot was 5:05- my wife made record time getting ready in 3 minutes and we were in. I've never had African inspired fare before. I loved it. Lamb stew and short ribs had flavors that were remarkable. The service was impeccable and the South African cab we had was superb. They say crowds were limited to 35% but I don't believe it. By noon the park was packed and everyone was soaked and wading through puddles. We had MM ponchos and umbrellas and still smiled throughout the day, after all it is a rainforest. Read less
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Mar 4, 2021 janetfO4811TT Land O Lakes, Florida

We have been going to Disney since it opened. I have never been spoken to so rudely by the manager Erin at the front desk. I feel bad for the staff with leadership like I witnessed. It was my granddaughters birthday. I was so upset I didn't sleep at all last night. They are using the virus to not staff appropriately.