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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Area ·
2901 Osceola Parkway, Bay Lake, FL 32830

About Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Enjoy views of more than 30 species of wildlife from your own room. Drink in the surroundings at the Uzima Springs pool and award-winning restaurants.
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Amenities

  • Monorail Transport
  • Boat Transport
  • Bus Transport
  • Skyliner Transport
  • Suites
  • Waterslide
  • Quick Service
  • Table Service
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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On-Site Theme Park Benefits

  • Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
  • Early Theme Park Entry
  • Free 2025 Water Park Admission on Arrival Day

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park 1.1mi
Disney's Hollywood Studios® 3.3mi
EPCOT® 4.2mi
Magic Kingdom® Park 4.9mi
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Rooms Offered at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Standard3 Rooms

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In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock with mp3 Player 
  • Balcony/Patio 
  • Mini Fridge 
  • Ceiling Fan 
  • Coffee Maker & Setup
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play 
  • Hair Dryer 
  • Ice Bucket
  • In-Room Safe 
  • Iron and Ironing Board 
  • Pool Towels
  • Table & Chairs Tea Setup
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more 
  • USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri) 
  • Vanity Area 
  • Voice Mail 
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request)
  • International Electrical Adapter (available upon request) 
  • Rollaway Bed (available upon request) 
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Resort View

  • 2 Queen beds or 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed or 1 king bed and 1 day bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of rooftop or parking area
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$563
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Water View

  • 2 Queen beds or 1 king bed or 1 king bed and 1 day bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of pool
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Savanna View

  • 2 Queen beds or 1 king bed and 1 day bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of one of the savannas
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Standard2 Rooms

Additional Details
In Each Room:
  • Alarm Clock with mp3 Player 
  • Balcony/Patio 
  • Mini Fridge 
  • Ceiling Fan 
  • Coffee Maker & Setup
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play 
  • Hair Dryer 
  • Ice Bucket
  • In-Room Safe 
  • Iron and Ironing Board 
  • Pool Towels
  • Table & Chairs Tea Setup
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more 
  • USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri) 
  • Vanity Area 
  • Voice Mail 
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request)
  • International Electrical Adapter (available upon request) 
  • Rollaway Bed (available upon request) 
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Standard View - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 2 Queen beds or 1 king bed or 1 king bed and 1 day bed, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of rooftop or parking area 
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Pool View - Wheelchair Accessible

  • 2 Queen beds or 1 king bed or 1 king bed and 1 day bed, wheelchair accessible with tub and option for hearing accessibility
  • Sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of pool
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Club Level1 Room

Additional Details
Club Level:
  • Evening turndown
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge, serving refreshments 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
  • Complimentary fax assistance
  • Pre-arrival Walt Disney World® Resort itinerary planning
  • Complimentary health club access
  • Access to Concierge service at the Kiliminjaro Club
  • Personalized Front Desk and Guest Services
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge
  • DVD Player

In Each Room:

  • Alarm Clock with mp3 Player
  • Balcony/Patio
  • Mini Fridge
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker & Setup
  • Crib: Pack 'N Play
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ice Bucket
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Table & Chairs Tea Setup
  • Telephone
  • Television - ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN & more
  • USA Today Delivery (Mon-Fri)
  • Vanity Area
  • Voice Mail
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bed Boards/Rails (available upon request)
  • International Electrical Adapter (available upon request)
  • Rollaway Bed (available upon request)
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Savanna View - Club Level

  • 2 Queen beds 
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 1 child under 3 years old in a crib
  • Views of the Arusha Savanna
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FROG FAMILY REVIEW
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge*

What we love

  • Standard rooms are priced similarly to Disney's Wilderness Lodge and significantly cheaper than other deluxe resorts
  • One of the most fun resorts, with savanna-view rooms and plenty of opportunities to see the animals on the grounds
  • Home to more than 30 species of African wildlife — more than 250 animals — plus plenty of public viewing areas
  • Our favorite buffet on property at Boma, which serves American and traditional African dishes
  • Spectacular lobby with incredible art throughout
  • Uzima Springs is one of the largest pools on property at 11,000 square feet
  • Hotel is designed to maximize views of the savannas and animals
  • Free parking!

Keep in Mind

  • Furthest deluxe resort from Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Not on monorail or accessible to the parks by boat; requires bus or car
  • No quiet pools
  • Maximum occupancy for standard room with two beds is four
  • Furthest rooms are about a 10-minute walk to the lobby, pool and bus stops
  • Smaller standard room sizes than some of the other deluxe rooms
  • No water recreational activities
  • Hotel charges $33 per night (sales tax included) for valet parking

Notable Facts

  • The lodge was designed by Peter Dominick, who also designed Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Rooms are designed in a semi-circle, following Kraal African village design, to maximize views of the savannahs and animals
  • There are three savannas on property — Sunset, Arusha and Uzima — each with its own look and feel
  • Ostriches are only found in the Sunset savanna; zebras are found in Arusha; giraffes are the only animal found on all three savannas

Frog Family Tips

  • Consider upgrading to a savanna-view room; the view is worth it!
  • Victoria Falls Lounge gets very popular; if it's crowded, try the bar inside Jiko - The Cooking Place
  • Pick up an animal viewing guide from the front desk if you don't find one in your room
  • Request a room on the higher floors for more expansive views; request a room on the second floor to be closer to the animals; the third floor is likely the sweet spot
  • The Zebra trail rooms facing the Uzima savanna offer more unspoiled views; the Arusha savanna includes a large rock formation and public viewing area

Best For

  • Animal-loving families, especially larger families with longer stays, who are looking for kitchenettes or full kitchens, in-room washers and dryers, and deluxe-level amenities

*The views and opinions expressed here are those of Undercover Tourist.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Information

An entirely unique Disney experience just to the west of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. It's the thrill of staying at a wildlife reserve with animals grazing just beyond your balcony. Rejuvenate both body and spirit in luxurious surroundings while sharing the grandeur of the African wilderness. The beauty of the savanna, the rhythm of tribal drums, exquisite cuisine in lush settings and the lure of authentic African treasures all come together to celebrate the beauty and wonder of this vast and untamed continent.

EXCLUSIVE THEME PARK BENEFITS:

  • Early Theme Park Entry for Resort Hotel Guests - guests of Disney Resort hotels and other select hotels can get a 30-minute jump on their Disney day with early theme park entry—available at all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks—for each day of your stay, subject to capacity
  • Extended Evening Theme Park Hours – guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort Hotels or Disney Deluxe Villas and other select hotels can enjoy extended evening hours—experiencing select attractions, shops, and dining after regular park hours—in select theme parks on select nights.
  • Start Your Stay with a Water Park Day in 2025 - Unwind and start your vacation as soon as you arrive! Registered Disney Resort hotel guests arriving in 2025 can enjoy water park admission to either Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park on check-in day—included with your stay!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Refurbishments

The following resort amenities are unavailable at this time:
  • Jiko Wine Tasting – Temporarily Unavailable
  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center - Fitness centers are open, but resort spa and salon services are available only at the Grand Floridian Spa

 

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Amenities

General Resort Info:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 1,293 Guest Rooms
  • Accessible rooms available
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Building offers elevators and interior corridors
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
Dining at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge:
  • Jiko - The Cooking Place, full service restaurant
  • Boma - Flavors of Africa, all-you-can-eat buffet for breakfast and dinner
  • The Mara, quick-service restaurant 
  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar, bar and lounge
  • Victoria Falls Lounge, bar and lounge
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar, poolside bar
  • Sanaa, full-service restaurant (located in Kidani Village)
  • Sanaa Lounge, bar and lounge (located in Kidani Village)
  • Maji Pool Bar, poolside bar (located in Kidani Village)
  • Dine with an Animal Specialist, special 4-course lunch with an animal expert at Sanaa

 Recreation at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge:

  • Uzima Pool with zero-depth entry and 67-ft.-long water slide
  • Children's pool
  • 2 whirlpool spas
  • Children's playground
  • Arcade
  • Fitness center 
  • Jambo House campfire activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Painting classes
Motorcoach transportation:
  • Disney Theme Parks
  • Disney Water Parks
  • Disney Springs™
  • Official Walt Disney World® Hotels (requires one transfer at a Disney Theme Park)
Other Services:
  • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center
  • ATM
  • Mail services
  • Merchandise location (gifts, sundries)
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Valet laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Locker rentals available near the Uzima pool for $1 per use
  • Hotel charges $33 per night (sales tax included) for valet parking

General Walt Disney World® Resort Benefits

Staying on-site at an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel gives you several great complimentary benefits, including free transportation and more. 

The Frog Family absolutely loves staying on-site not just for the fun themes and Disney atmosphere of the hotels, but also for the convenient amenities. Some of the other complimentary benefits include:

  • Convenient Proximity - You can easily go back to your hotel from the parks if you need a break or want to relax at the pool. It's just as easy to head back to the parks after relaxing at your hotel for a couple of hours.
  • Free Park Transportation - Overnight self-parking at the hotel is free and depending on which Official Walt Disney World® Hotel you stay at, you'll have access to the Disney Skyliner, monorails, water launch and/or bus transportation. Many of the Official Walt Disney World® Hotels are also within walking distance to the parks and other resorts.
  • Early Access to Dining Reservations - Disney Resort guests can make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for their entire vacation 60 days in advance, giving them the earliest access to the most popular restaurants such as Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest.
  • Free Wi-Fi - When staying on-site, you'll have access to complimentary wi-fi, available in your room and select public areas, such as the pools, arcades, restaurants and more.
  • Recreation and Fitness Activities - Disney Resort hotels offer a variety of wellness activities through Disney Family Wellness. Some favorites include dancing to Disney songs, family fun walks and, yes, even pickleball!
  • Travel Light with MagicBands - Guests of Official Walt Disney World® Hotels can check out MagicBands that let them into the theme parks, unlock their Disney Resort hotel room, link Disney PhotoPass photos, make purchases and more – just with a tap of their band! Disney Resort hotel guests also have the option to purchase a MagicBand+ at a special discount before they arrive for their stay, allowing them to be an interactive part of the magic.
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Mobility Features for Guests with Mobility Disabilities:
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Route in Room
  • Grab Bars at Toilet and in Shower

Optional Communication Features for Guests with Hearing Disabilities Include:

  • Visual Alarm
  • Visual Door Knock/Doorbell Alert
  • Visual Telephone Call Alert
  • Telephone with Volume Control
  • Electrical Outlet Near Telephone Jack
  • TTY Available Upon Request at Check-In

These features are guaranteed and do not require an extra charge

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