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.

  • Special Offer: Book before 29 Sep '19 and receive up to 20% off at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge*. For stays completed between 1 Sep-24 Dec '19. Offer is applicable at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge only, on all room types, excluding Jambo House and Kidani Villas. *Weekends from 4th October – 9th November 2019 are not included within this offer. The 20% off offer is based on the room rate (not per person). Standard Terms and conditions apply.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System is included in your stay. Complimentary standard parking for 2019. Self-parking available approx $25 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 Lovely hotel

Aug 22, 2019 SallyF906 Northampton, United Kingdom

Set around an area that has lots of animals, it's a bit like being on safari but with all the home comforts. Lovely hotel, nice atmosphere and great food at Boma and Mara.Nice swimming pool area with lots of sun loungers if you want a day away from the parks.
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Aug 21, 2019 mshell11

This was our second stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The first time we were here, we brought our daughter in law and 2 grand babies. Our room over looked the safari and we were able to see the animals right outside our balcony. The hotel was doing construction so they weren’t as close as they would have been but the giraffes were maybe 30 feet… Read more
This was our second stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The first time we were here, we brought our daughter in law and 2 grand babies. Our room over looked the safari and we were able to see the animals right outside our balcony. The hotel was doing construction so they weren’t as close as they would have been but the giraffes were maybe 30 feet away and my 2 year old grand daughter was mesmerized!! It was an amazing experience. The second time we went, we couldn’t get reservations so we decided to stop in anyways and see if they had anything available. This time we had our son and both grand babies. We weren’t able to get the 2 bedroom suite but we were able to get one king bedroom with the pullout couch. It still had the kitchen, which is very convenient with the 1 year old grand son. We didn’t have the safari view but the cool thing is that you can still see the animals. They have look out areas very close and we were able to see the giraffes and zebras. The hotel was clean and the employees all very friendly. I would recommend this hotel to everyone of all ages. It’s pricey but worth it. Read less
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Aug 21, 2019 deere1987 Brimfield, United Kingdom

I asked my 6 year old what he'd like to do over the summer and he said go to Disney. So we booked and stayed at the Animal Kingdom, it was brilliant, he is wild animal mad and it was perfect for him. We had beautiful view and room, the effort that goes in to make it truly magical is seem throughout the hotel and there was plenty of room for the 4… Read more
I asked my 6 year old what he'd like to do over the summer and he said go to Disney. So we booked and stayed at the Animal Kingdom, it was brilliant, he is wild animal mad and it was perfect for him. We had beautiful view and room, the effort that goes in to make it truly magical is seem throughout the hotel and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us I our suit. The staff were fantastic and really wanted to get involved with the children. The food was brilliant and something for everyone even a fussy 3 year old! We had heard mixed reviews about the bus service but we had no problems and it was a hassle free holiday, such a shame we had to come back! We will be returning next year! Read less
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Aug 19, 2019 Boafam

We have recently returned from a two week stay at Jambo house. On arrival we were greeted by friendly helpful staff and issued with our magic bands. Our standard room was refurbished, beautiful and had a fabulous partial savannah view (room 3328), plenty of room for 2 adults and our two teenage daughters. The facilities in the hotel are great,… Read more
We have recently returned from a two week stay at Jambo house. On arrival we were greeted by friendly helpful staff and issued with our magic bands. Our standard room was refurbished, beautiful and had a fabulous partial savannah view (room 3328), plenty of room for 2 adults and our two teenage daughters. The facilities in the hotel are great, good food options and a lovely pool. We honestly did not want to leave. After a busy day at the parks it was lovely to come back to this relaxing hotel. I have seen people’s reviews about the bus service. We found the service to be great, buses were usually on time and if they were late it was only by a few minutes, no problem, relax you are on holiday! If you on considering a stay here don’t hesitate, you won’t be disappointed it’s a really is fabulous Read less
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Aug 19, 2019 Josephine J

We paid for the standard size room, requested bunk beds & partial savanna view. Didn’t receive either, which was fine. However, our room was the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in. Even moderate Disney hotels are larger. Room was not updated in the slightest, “queen” beds seemed to be full ones, light in the shower was extremely dull, and… Read more
We paid for the standard size room, requested bunk beds & partial savanna view. Didn’t receive either, which was fine. However, our room was the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in. Even moderate Disney hotels are larger. Room was not updated in the slightest, “queen” beds seemed to be full ones, light in the shower was extremely dull, and the furniture was so crammed into the room that there was no place to put luggage away. My family and I are extremely disappointed. This is our tenth Disney vacation and first time at a deluxe resort, and, needless to say, we expected so much more for our money. Don’t waste your time or money staying here. Read less