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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

2901 Osceola Parkway Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 10/31/2020.
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#59 of 368 hotels in Orlando
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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bret s wrote a review Sep 2020
Naples, Florida41 contributions20 helpful votes
Ok so I’m not sure what’s happened here but this hotel used to be one of the nicest and friendliest hotels ever! It seems to me that the staff has lost their hospitality skills here on this stay. Very rude people work here now. The hotel is still nice and the view of the animals makes it worth it to bring your kids here, but seriously the worst Disney staff I’ve ever seen in 35+ years of coming to these properties. I’m giving 2 stars instead of 1 because the animals are worth the star! Front desk, gift shop, restaurant, all just terrible! Wake up management, you have the worst staff in Disney’s history working at your hotel. I’ve seen construction workers with better manors!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
KYJman wrote a review Sep 2020
Lexington, Kentucky117 contributions48 helpful votes
Our family (two adults, two elementary age children) spent a week in the Jambo House section on the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Jambo House is the main section of the hotel. The theming and level of service is exceptional here, even by Disney standards. The lobby is magnificent and massive. It was a treat to see the hotel transform overnight with Christmas decorations. The pool, restaurants and shopping are all top notch. What impressed us were the special touches. Cast members around the resort are happy to share stories and artifacts with an African theme. Our children especially enjoyed playing a traditional game with one cast member. Of course the animals are the big draw here and they did not disappoint. There was a variety of animals outside our room balcony most anytime we looked (though my son commented the giraffes don’t stick their heads right into the window like a commercial shows, for which I was glad!). Our room was fairly spacious, had recently been renovated and was nicely appointed. The double sinks separate from the rest of the bathroom was very convenient and the hard floors without carpet was appreciated. We really liked that the resort is off to itself away from the busyness of other parts of Disney World, it felt like we were able to relax and enjoy the hotel more than at other resorts. You do need to plan for more transportation time to the parks, except for Animal Kingdom, but the trade off was well worth it for us. We hope to return again soon!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
3 Helpful votes
jsappington wrote a review Aug 2020
Columbus, Georgia132 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed here for my 40th birthday celebration over Thanksgiving break and it was simply wonderful! The resort was beautiful, decorated for Christmas. Lots of activities going on and so many things to see and do. We had a standard view room but saw lots of animals day and night at their feeding plots. My kids loved it and so did we. The room was gorgeous and remodeled. We would love to stay here again as we come to Disney every other year or so.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Karen J wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I took the kids down to Disney world a little before Covid-19. The waits and lines were a very long time, but of course the kids didn’t mind! LOL. Loved the greeters, as well as the lobby, and resort itself. Breakfast was a little tricky, because my husband had a seizure due to the expired yogurt. He is extremely lactose intolerant. Silly Bob! Still love my hubby though!!! The kids were terrified in the moment, but luckily I know CPR. After that we sent Bob to the hospital while the kids and I headed to the amusement park. Gosh it was hot that day but, the rides were fast so the wind blowing on you cooled you off. That’s really it, thank you Walt!. Ps Bob is okay! Sincerely, - Karen Jones
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Jabe wrote a review Jul 2020
Normal, Illinois5 contributions12 helpful votes
The animals are still here. That is all that is left of the old hotel. Due to covid most of the facility is closed. The main pool is open but not any of the kids pool or splash area. It also has a reduced capacity so you may have to wait a few hours to get in unless you show up early. The arcade is closed but the community room is open at reduced capacity with waits. The only restaurant still open is Sanaa but it is reduced capacity and we were not able to get a table there the entire visit. There is nowhere else to eat or order food. Plan on leaving for every meal or cooking all meals for yourself while here. All paper has been removed so you will not have channel lists, animal identification pictures or anything to write on (or with). Management would not provide these even if you need to write down a reservation ( yes, the app is disabled so reservations for other restaurants at Disney must be done via the front desk.) Workers to fix issues or take trash make everyone leave the room so they can come in. Very inconvenient for napping children or elderly to get in or out at random times each day. Face masks are required everywhere except when in the pool. If you or your child does not have a mask over their nose and mouth at any time Disney staff will notify you. This is done while walking outside anywhere on the grounds, in the parking garage, in the hallway, or while eating on the pool deck. Regardless of whether other people are around or not and regardless of the 120 degree heat. If your vacation plan is to stay in the room the whole time watching the animals and cooking your own food then this will be the best hotel for you at Disney. If you have other plans for vacation then do not consider Disney at all. This is not Disney. And it is clear the staff does not want you here.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
6 Helpful votes
$354 - $711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe (0.08 miles), Dino-Sue (0.08 miles), and Viva Gaia Street Band! (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jiko - The Cooking Place, Sanaa, and Boma - Flavors of Africa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.