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“Great for wheelchair users!” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #32 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great for wheelchair users!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband is paralyzed and we have been to many of the Disney hotels. This one is one of the few actually worth the money!
The rooms were large and the bathroom had a roll in shower, the pool is a zero depth pool so I am able to roll him in and out of it. We had such an amazing relaxing time. Room service was absolutely delicious, quite memorable as we haven't been since they opened!

Stayed August 2014
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Biddeford, ME
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge about 4-5 times and each has been absolutely amazing. I've stayed in both Jambo House and Kidani Village and trust me, Jambo House is the way to go. Definitely stay on the Sunset Savannah or Arusha Savannah for the best wildlife viewing. The restaurant, Boma, is delicious and the pool is amazing. Overall, I would say this is easily my personal favorite resort on Disney Property

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you've not stayed here before it's an experience no to be missed, the animals are great the hotel looks as it's in Africa but of course it's not. Lots of good eateries if your a big carnivore. The buses to the parks are frequent, although it could take 30 mins for arriving to walking into MK. The rooms are good ask for savanna view.

As for the normally great customer service, we had phoned in advance and I was told to come over early and they would see about getting the room early, well the did keep me waiting for 4 plus hours in the lobby waiting for one room!

Room Tip: Savanna view, ask before you leave the reception, as changing it afterwards can be a hassle
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Stephen K
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its a fantastic experience living at the lodge. We stayed on the level 2 rooms and had bunk beds for our kids. It was great to watch the animals meandering around the savanna surrounding the lodge. Its the next best experience to actually been in Africa. The restaurant is top notch and a must visit. I would recommend this hotel to families especially those traveling with kids to disney. Its a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Ash2501
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After checking out the disability policy of this hotel, no mention was made of the low level lighting , no mention that if you have a visual impairment this is not the place to stay. The 1st floor ( access to pool and restaurants) is dismally lit. The lobby is ok in the day due to a large window, but of a night it is so dark my son had no chance of finding his way around. I mentioned this at the front desk and was initially offered a brighter light bulb for our room(!). Thereafter I was offered the opportunity to change hotel but this was not possible as we were staying a the hotel with another family.
This was a sad and restricting holiday for our son and for all of us.

The rooms are not large. A woefully small amount of storage, 1 wardrobe with 10 hangers for a family of 4 for a fortnight. 2 drawers in a chest which combines as a TV stand.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Check in nice and easy, room clean and decent size with coffee machine. Savannah view giraffes, cattle, donkeys and antelope and from hall windows water hogs and zebras which makes the resort a really great experience. Swimming pool zero entry with a fun water slide, small kids play area which is good for under 10's. Pool opening hours really long which is great for late night swims after a long day in the park. Food entry hall similar to disney's other properties- try the zebra balls! Cons's the ambience of the place is great however it is dimly lit to reflect this.This is a great hotel to stay at for the animals however it is very expensive for the experience of being close to animals. If staying you need to have a room with a view, it is lovely to sit and watch the animals.

Room Tip: Room with a view to really appreciate the place vs the cost
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Rebecca W
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Thousand Oaks, California
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are a variety of exotic animals to see both day and night and most rooms have a view. Those that don't have access to lots of viewing areas. The resort is beautiful with a huge pool and daily activities for kids and adults. There are lots of cost savings that you get with a Disney resort. Free magic bands for everyone (saved us $52), free transportation to the park ( no $17 parking fee), free transportation, to and from the airport ($???). plus you get early entry into the parks. There are good restaurants on site, from quick serve to fine dining. Rooms are older, but well maintained, with the amenities you'd expect.

Room Tip: Ask for a room near the lobby and with bunk beds if the kids like them. This is a very long narrow...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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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
#13 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#17 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#34 Family Hotel in Orlando
#42 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):
Step into the heart of Africa at this magnificent Resort hotel. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of 4 lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and one of the largest collections of African art in the United States as you experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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