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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830   |  
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Ranked #29 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Wild Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you have ever dreamed of living with African Wildlife, on a savannah, this is your resort. With constant views of wildlife up close, this is a resort for those who love wild animals. Typical Disney rooms, separated from every other Disney Resort by the wildlife views. The main lobby is stunning, with entertainment, stores, and dining available, and spectacular views. The main lodge has views and trails in the Savannah. The two Villa Lodges have views of a separate savannah, replete with wildlife. Separated from most of the other Disney Resorts here, this is a study in tranquility, with views of most species of African wildlife. Tranquility and spectacular wildlife are the reasons for choosing this lodge.

Room Tip: I prefer the Main Lodge and Savannah View rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

the rooms are expensive and they are pretty small. the hotel is nice though theres like a garden in the middle of it that you walk around. the wifi is very expensive they told us we had to pay to use it which was stupid anyways so we did but it was very slow.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great stay. Stayed at Jambo and had Arusha view room. Very relaxing. Several areas you can go to his from all the kids if you don't have any like us. Great meals at all dining. Sanna and Jico are amazing. See separate reviews. Great testing ground if you plan on going to Africa.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We had a standard room reservation and we're upgraded to a savanna view. Not the urusha view. but still had 4 or 5 different animals. On the far right side of the lobby. We had a great view. You can clearly see the animals up close. Even at a distance. Clearly saw the resort safari ride below our balcony. 3 out of the four times we looked, there were animals. First thing in the morning before noon. mid day and at night. Very quiet. It does NOT smell. The room is beautiful. Large bathtub. Very comfortable beds. Flat screen tv that has dvd player. Connections for ipod. table and 2 chairs in the room and on balcony. 4 dresser drawers. Closet that has an iron, board, blanket, pillow, hangers, luggage carrier. Mini fridge. double sinks. Lots of info about the resort. AND.... new magic band on the door.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Animals roam freely - what a fun way to wake up every morning!

Clean, spacious, quiet rooms.
Easy bus service to attractions

Great fun for the entire family from minute one until check out

You will be amazed by the variety of animals - a true delight

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed at the Jambo House concierge level. The service was impeccable. There was a hostess to meet us in the front of the hotel. She took us up to the club level, activated our magic bands etc. Room was ready early so we could hop over to the park asap. The cast members, especially those recently from Africa, shared about their culture and were incredibly helpful. Pool is incredible and the views of the animals were awesome. You could spend hours on your verandah just watching them. Thanks Disney World for this amazing property.

Room Tip: ask for a savannah view
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stayed here for 10 nights, had a Savannah view room where we could see zebra, giraffe, antelope, storks ... and squirrels but they don't count. Staff were superb from start to finish, special mention for Emily on check-in who made us feel so welcome. Our first stay at a Disney resort, we normally go to the Swan, but we'll be coming back here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#10 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#13 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#30 Family Hotel in Orlando
#65 Business Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 972
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African lodge-style resort amidst a 43-acre wildlife preserve. The Resort offers authentic African-inspired architecture and the kraal African-village landscape design—a semi-circle design popular in Africa which offers expansive views of the surrounding savanna and its many animal inhabitants. ... more   less 
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