This hotel was beautiful. The lobby was marvelous and all the animal habitats were very cool. I went with my boyfriend and got a savannah view room. It was our first time staying there so this was a cool feature. We did spend time on the balcony watching the animals whenever we were in the room. You can see the animals just as well from other areas of the hotel and talk with experts so if we stayed again we'd probably get a regular room.
We used both pools. We stayed at Kidani village but the quick serve food was at jambo house. this is why we used both. The quick serve food is just okay. The pools were both great. At jambo house, there are movies at night by the pool.
We lucked out and seemed to be right in the middle between Kidani and jambo. It was the same distance to our lobby or jambo. There is a shuttle between the two if needed.
We rented a car because we heard it took a while to get places on the bus. We did have to take the bus on the first and last day. I agree having a car was nice. Animal Kingdom lodge is out there compared to staying at other disney properties.
Overall, the hotel is nice and clean and the staff is very helpful. I wouldn't mind staying here again.
- 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