Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, FL

2901 Osceola PkwyLake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Designed with traditional African inspirations in mind, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers safari-themed accommodations that overlook a wildlife park featuring zebras, giraffes, gazelles and more. The lodge is located just a few minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and features two outdoor pools with water slides and whirlpool spas, a wine bar, multiple dining options, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lake Buena Vista Travel Experts
  • Watch as over 30 wildlife species roam the savannah at the African-themed resort.
  • Just a short 4-minute drive from Animal Kingdom.
  • Take advantage of the transportation throughout Walt Disney World® Resort and free airport shuttle.
  • Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks included.
  • Complimentary golf clubs.
  • Full service spa on property.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Private balconies.
  • Two outdoor pools with water slides.
  • 11,000 square foot zero-entry pool.
  • 5 dining options.
  • A self-parking fee applies.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Children's Pool
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Express Checkout
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Security Guard
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Airport Transportation (complimentary)
  • Valet Parking
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Patio/Veranda
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Waterslide
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
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from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a family-friendly resort located in Lake Buena Vista's Maingate West neighborhood, close to Disney's Animal Kingdom®, Blizzard Beach, and Disney's Hollywood Studios™. Additional points of interest include Wide World of Sports and Disney's Boardwalk.

Property Features
Dining options at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge include 3 restaurants. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Complimentary shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle. Business services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and a children's club. This is a smoke-free property.

Exclusive Disney Resort guest benefits include:

  • Extra Magic Hours: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have a more private park experience. Each day, one of the four Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to two hours after regular closing time. Additionally, Disney Water Parks offer Extra Magic Hours during select times of year.

  • Complimentary Transportation: Avoid the hassle of driving and the cost of parking with Disney Resort’s complimentary transportation. Disney Resort guests have free access to complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort—including transportation to and from Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks. Travel by bus, water taxi, ferry or monorail!

  • Disney’s Magical Express Service: Let the magic begin as soon as you land at the Orlando International Airport! Climb aboard the complimentary round-trip airport transportation and head straight to your Disney Resort where vacation awaits!

  • Complimentary Golf Club Rental: Want to hit the links but didn’t travel with your clubs? No problem! Disney Resort guests are provided free rentals of golf clubs.

  • Simplify your Stay: When staying at a Disney Resort, you can use your Resort ID to charge your purchases to your room. You may also choose to have your purchases shipped to your resort.

The 1293 air-conditioned guestrooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge feature iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. All accommodations have patios. Refrigerators and microwaves are offered. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include safes and ceiling fans. Guests may request in-room massages, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.

Hotel Policy
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Self Parking Fee:
Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

Valet Parking:
Valet Parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night (sales tax included).

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

april moss
maumelle, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Moss Family Vacation 2018"
March, 2018
We just love our visit to the Animal Kingdom Lodge! Very friendly staff and nice rooms! This was our 1st visit here and our children’s 1st visit to Disney World and they made it spectacular! Will stay again and will highly recommend!
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Tip: Two things you should know is that meals plans are not for everyone and remember it’s vacation, have fun and enjoy yourselves!

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New York City, New York
"4 night stay with 2 young children "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2019 NEW
We just got back from staying at the animal kingdom lodge with our 2 yr old and 8 mos old. Overall the stay was nice. We saw giraffes and wildebeests right outside our balcony so the kids loved it. They also provided a pack and play with Mickey bedsheets for my 8mos old The weather wasn’t super hot so we only went to the pool one day but it was a nice size and they provided life vests for the babies and there’s a water slide and they had some ball floaties for the kids. There are also daily activities that you can check out. My kids were too young so we just let them wander around mainly. The hotel is pretty large and we were at the Jambo house. There’s a bus that takes you to Magic Kingdom and other areas. It’s also part of the Disney Magical Bus transportation from the airport which it’s free and they’ll pick up your luggage and deliver it to the hotel! And we were able to check into our airline from the hotel lobby! There’s a kiosk that’s opened from [6am] to noon I think! So we were able to check in our bags and get our boarding passes right at the comfort of our hotel! The staff was super friendly and we ordered Amazon Prime Now for groceries such as milk and water and they didn’t charge for that! We ordered it 2-3x. I think they charge for Amazon but not Amazon Prime Now? Overall the staff was great and friendly! Only cons: Beds were super lumpy! I normally can sleep anywhere but these beds were not good Bathrooms are nothing special and slightly dated but the sinks are outside the bathroom so it was easy for me to wash bottles etc. The lobby had a water dispenser w fruits infused in it but it’s almost always empty... every time we pass by it’s just ice... Overall a nice stay but given the price tag expected better beds!
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Grove City, Ohio
"Weekend getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2019 NEW
I recently stayed at AKL for a weekend fun getaway. I’ve stayed here before, 10+ years ago and remember waking up to giraffes and animals outside my balcony in the morning. So I asked when checking in for a great view of the animals. I spent 20 minutes discussing this. I was disappointed when finally checking in my room that was of construction and cranes, mud pit, and no animals each day. Seeing a vulture and one peacock is not a great view. I did not ask for a better room because I didn’t want to waste my precious limited time switching. I guess that is my mistake. The room was just an average hotel room. Our bed was hard. I hardly think that room was worth the $650/night I spent. There was nothing interesting to take pictures of so I can’t show you how horrible the view was. The hotel lobby was beautiful. The cafeteria style restaurant had good food. Pool was small & extremely crowded in and around it. Water was cold. One tiny hot tub crowded. Long waits for buses to parks. Sometimes they didn’t show up. Took Uber twice to parks. Farthest bus trip of all hotels to park. I called to complain about the cost of our stay and was told nothing they can do except maybe done Disney magic for future stay. I won’t ever go back there. Stay someplace cheaper and closer.
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Kris W
Orlando, Florida
"Time flies on an overnight stay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
We were celebrating an anniversary and knew we wanted to eat at the restaurants in the AK Lodge, so we thought we would splurge and stay on property just overnight. I got a great rate on a workplace deals website and since it was just for a standard room, I didn't expect a view. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that we did have a partial view of the savannah and the watering hole where the giraffes and ostriches mill about. We were very near construction, but beggars can't be choosers - and funnily enough, one particular ostrich sat in front of the construction as though the crew were doing its own show for him. (Took a picture but it didn't translate well; guess you had to be there!) We hadn't even mentioned an anniversary or special occasion, so we were very impressed and thrilled that the cast member who checked us in gave us a great view. The rooms are comfy and beautifully decorated, even in the standards. My only minor gripe is the necessity of the Magic Band - seems like a lot of to-do just for an overnight stay, but you really can't opt out these days and just get a plain ol' room key. This is by far one of the best resorts on property, especially if you don't care about going to the parks at all! It's basically its own park, anyway.
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Orange, Connecticut
"A Nice Place to Stay with Good Safari Views"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
We just returned from a six night stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We stayed in a one bedroom villa on the 5th floor in Jambo House. Overall we were very satisfied with our stay. Pros: Beautiful lobby and grounds Gorgeous safari views Well stocked store/gift shop Mostly very friendly staff Multiple dining options Very large heated pool Online check in was excellent and convenient Cons: Very long walk to the room itself The room felt very dated - especially the kitchenette and bathroom We dined at Boma and Sanaa and thought the food was average at best. The staff at the poolside bar were terrible - very slow and rude (the only bad service we experienced in all of Disney).
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"Animal Kingdom Lodge 2019"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed this resort overall. We had a nice view of the animals from our room and it was special to be able to watch them. Couple of items to note. Many people will say animal kingdom lodge has the best food of any Disney resort. We did not find this to be true. They have some unique foods but compared to other deluxes I'd say the food was average. You could possibly have a very long walk from your room to the lobby. From our room to our car in the lot was around 1000 steps. This resort is priced at a deluxe According to Disney. But after staying around at all the Deluxes I feel the expectation should be more of a moderate. Still a very nice resort and special for any animal lovers out there.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Is parking available?
Yes. Guests can take advantage of either the ample complimentary self-parking or the valet parking.

Is theme park shuttle service available?
Yes. Hotel guests can utilize Disney’s Bus Transportation for shuttle service around the Walt Disney World resort and Disney’s Magical Express for transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport.

What amenities are available for guests?
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is bursting with extraordinary amenities for all guests to enjoy, including:

  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center
  • Resort Concierge
  • Locker Rentals
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
  • Childcare Services
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-Room Celebrations

What recreational activities are available at the resort?
In addition to premier amenities, the resort also offers guests activities such as:
  • Pools
  • Simba’s Cubhouse
  • Jambo House Campfire Activities
  • Hakuna Matata Playground
  • Pumbaa’s Fun and Games Arcade
  • Movies Under the Stars

Are smoking rooms available?
No. However, there are designated smoking areas located throughout the resort.

What dining options are at the resort?
Guests can enjoy the following dining options:
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place
  • Boma – Flavors of Africa
  • Sanaa
  • Jiko Wine Tasting
  • The Mara
  • Maji Pool Bar
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
  • Victoria Falls Lounge
  • Dine with an Animal Specialist
  • Jiko Wine Tasting
  • Wanyama Safari
  • Room Service