This was my 2nd stay at AKL, and it was just as nice as the first time. We opted not to have a savannah view this time, and just went with a pool view- which was nice. The savannah view is cool, but since we don't really stay in our room much at Disney, we just didn't think it was worth the extra money this time, especially since you can see animals roam from different common areas of the hotel (lobby, etc.). The resort does a great job of keeping everyone busy with a plethora of activities planned for all ages daily from arts & crafts, games by the pool, night vision glasses to view animals at night- it's pretty nice. I like the vibe of the hotel- it is themed very well and everything is maintained very nicely.
Cons- One con I have about this resort is that the rooms are a bit on the smaller side- but since we're not in the room much it's not a huge deal for us. Another con- I wish the bedding was upgraded a bit- at these prices, I do agree with some other reviews that I'd like a nice duvet as opposed to the tired comforters they have on the beds.
Tips- Make sure you reserve a savannah view room if you must have a view of the animals just in case they get booked up. And do try the turkey and avocado sandwich from room service- it's very good!
- 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:
- Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Animal Kingdom Florida
- Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney Animal Kingdom Resort
- Disney Animal Kingdom Hotel
- Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney
- Animal Kingdom Lodge Orlando
- Animal Kingdom Hotel Disney
- Disneys Animal Kingdom Hotel
- Animal Kingdom Hotel Florida