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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (4998)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not up to Disney Standards

Nov 23, 2021 TAJ1085 Virginia Beach, Virginia

This was my third stay at this lodge. The first 2 times were amazing. This time it was obvious they didn't have personnel. I chose this resort because of the savanna view and enjoying the amenities in the lodge. We didn't plan on spending all day and night at the parks. We were there for 9 days. They don't have animal guides in the room. … Read more
This was my third stay at this lodge. The first 2 times were amazing. This time it was obvious they didn't have personnel. I chose this resort because of the savanna view and enjoying the amenities in the lodge. We didn't plan on spending all day and night at the parks. We were there for 9 days. They don't have animal guides in the room. That is now a QR code for a pdf. Housekeeping was below par. It consisted of emptying the garbage, replacing towels, & toiletries. I found someone in the hallway and asked them to sweep my room. I also had to ask to have my sheets changed. There was trash on the walkways. The bus transportation was slow. Activities and tours still aren't happening. Masks are required indoors, even the gym. The only Disney magic was waking up to a 40ft tall Christmas Tree in lobby. It was beautiful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Animals = 5, Food = 4, Noise level = 3

Nov 21, 2021 Cindy B Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My husband & I were overjoyed to see the animals in the savanna when we checked in. Since we spent 3 days at the Disney parks until sundown, we did not see any animals until late in the checkout morning. We were curious & decided to splurge on a savanna front room. However, the walls are paper thin. I was awakened around 12:45am by next door. … Read more
My husband & I were overjoyed to see the animals in the savanna when we checked in. Since we spent 3 days at the Disney parks until sundown, we did not see any animals until late in the checkout morning. We were curious & decided to splurge on a savanna front room. However, the walls are paper thin. I was awakened around 12:45am by next door. The coffeemaker worked the 1st morning but not thereafter. The food at the Mara & Bama were very good, especially the breakfast sausages. Curious about the animals, loved their presence, but will not splurge thereafter. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing resort

Nov 18, 2021 Home2Indy Niles, Michigan

Amazing resort that was everything I expected and more! We had a partial view of the Savannah with a balcony. The rooms were super clean. We opted out of housekeeping in order to help the housekeepers catch up. The food was ok, kind of pricy but heck it’s Disney! The pool was great. The only complaint was that the cast members carry loud chirping… Read more
Amazing resort that was everything I expected and more! We had a partial view of the Savannah with a balcony. The rooms were super clean. We opted out of housekeeping in order to help the housekeepers catch up. The food was ok, kind of pricy but heck it’s Disney! The pool was great. The only complaint was that the cast members carry loud chirping walkie talkies. I was trying to relax at the pool and kept hearing CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP! Otherwise it was perfect! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great experience

Nov 18, 2021 Saguaroflower Phoenix, Arizona

We saw just about every animal they had on the savanna. We brought our own food except for 1 lunch at the pool which was very good. The room was perfect and had what we needed. The bus ride to Animal Kingdom Park was very short. The pool areas were great for children and adults. I’m honestly not sure what other people say they didn’t… Read more
We saw just about every animal they had on the savanna. We brought our own food except for 1 lunch at the pool which was very good. The room was perfect and had what we needed. The bus ride to Animal Kingdom Park was very short. The pool areas were great for children and adults. I’m honestly not sure what other people say they didn’t see any animals. We had a very good experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Even better without kids!

Nov 15, 2021 LinzRada Blue Ridge, Georgia

Husband and I took a quick trip to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We stayed at AK Lodge about 10 years ago with our kids, and it was even better this time around without kids! The staff were helpful and nice, with that special magical Disney attitude (which was not embodied as well by some cast members in the parks). The room was clean,… Read more
Husband and I took a quick trip to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We stayed at AK Lodge about 10 years ago with our kids, and it was even better this time around without kids! The staff were helpful and nice, with that special magical Disney attitude (which was not embodied as well by some cast members in the parks). The room was clean, comfortable, and well maintained. We were upgraded to a Savannah view (lucky us!) and we enjoyed watching the giraffes, antelope, cattle, and other critters roam the Savannah from the comfort of our hotel room. The elves decorated for Christmas while we slept, and the lodge was absolutely stunning! Only complaint - I’m ready for Disney to drop its indoor mask requirement. Otherwise, perfect stay! Read less