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 transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (5025)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Animal (and Cockroach) Kingdom Lodge

Jun 24, 2022 mutguy Singapore, Singapore

I don't mind paying more for quality and luxury. That is why I chose to book Animal Kingdom Lodge in the first place. So I fully expected it to be expensive. Being expensive isn't the reason for the low rating. What I was not expecting for my 7 night stay were the 4 cockroaches (1 big one and 3 small ones which I saw on the 6th and 7th nights in… Read more
I don't mind paying more for quality and luxury. That is why I chose to book Animal Kingdom Lodge in the first place. So I fully expected it to be expensive. Being expensive isn't the reason for the low rating. What I was not expecting for my 7 night stay were the 4 cockroaches (1 big one and 3 small ones which I saw on the 6th and 7th nights in my connecting Savannah view rooms). I managed to take a video of one of the small ones in the bathtub. The number of cockroaches in the room and the variety of them in the room meant that they have had an infestation going on for sometime. I think this has to do with the fact that housekeeping is not done everyday, and probably also because a lot of the furniture is heavy but have gaps between them and the wall. Case in point is the big table just below the TV. The table is bolted to the wall (understandable for safety) but has a gap between it and the wall which then does not allow for effective cleaning. To the front desk's credit, they offered to move me to another room. But as this was coming up at the tail end of our stay and we only noticed the roaches at the end of the day after dinner and watching the evening entertainment in the parks, I was in no mood to pack up all the suitcases and move to a new room. Compensation of USD150 was offered and accepted. I think they should have refunded the night's room rate but as it was midnight already and I was exhausted by that time, I did not quibble on the compensation. There are some pluses: - the service in Sanaa was great. Was treated really well. The bread platter with the different dips is excellent. - the rooms are spacious - the pools look great (did not try them as we were at the parks everyday) In any event, the cockroaches made it a very very disappointing and cheapening experience. I have been to other Disney hotel properties around the world and this is probably the worst one I have been to in terms of value exchange. By the way they do not provide any bottled water in the room. You get the sense that Disney is really skimping on its premium products. It was supposed to be a magical experience - but sadly it really fell short of that. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous resort!

Jun 23, 2022 MandiCG49

Saved up enough to splurge on a few nights here and it was well worth it! The room was spacious and very clean. We had a savannah view and regularly saw giraffes and ostriches from out balcony. Our room was about as far from the lobby as you could get and the walk felt daunting after spending a day at the parks. We ate at Boma one night, which was… Read more
Saved up enough to splurge on a few nights here and it was well worth it! The room was spacious and very clean. We had a savannah view and regularly saw giraffes and ostriches from out balcony. Our room was about as far from the lobby as you could get and the walk felt daunting after spending a day at the parks. We ate at Boma one night, which was delicious. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The pool and slide were a hit with the kiddos. So glad we got to stay here and enjoy this gorgeous resort!! Read less
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Jun 22, 2022 411debrah Orlando, Florida

The staff was wonderful but the Lodge itself was amazing! We had a room that overlooked the Savanna and is was so much fun watching the animals come and go at all hours! The resident animal care people were knowledgeable and happy to share information on all the animals. Definitely a great experience!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel

Jun 20, 2022 JJBB99 East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We almost did not book based on all of the negative reviews about bus service. We found the bus service to be great. We never waited more than 5 minutes and most times did not wait at all. We also used the pool which was nice. Drinks at pool bar are extremely overpriced. Only complaint is that for this price point, there needs to be daily… Read more
We almost did not book based on all of the negative reviews about bus service. We found the bus service to be great. We never waited more than 5 minutes and most times did not wait at all. We also used the pool which was nice. Drinks at pool bar are extremely overpriced. Only complaint is that for this price point, there needs to be daily Housekeeping. Stop using Covid as an excuse when you are packing literally THOUSANDS of people into your parks on a daily basis. . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Amazing

Jun 20, 2022 Teacher20052013 DeLand, Florida

We stayed at the resort as club level guests and we were so thankful that we did!!! They are warm and welcoming and everyone is there to make your stay the most magical time ever. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the service was impeccable.