We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for eight nights in July 2006 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Our room was clean and nicely decorated.
We had a room overlooking one of the savannas and we had the opportunity to see various animals - including giraffe, african cattle, ostrich, gazelle and other birds, every day right from our hotel balcony. The housekeeping staff was efficient and helpful. We asked for extra towels one day and were given extra towels every day after that without having to ask.
We spent several days at the DIsney parks, but also spent a few days hanging around the hotel. During the day, there is a fun pool area including a water slide. There are craft activities and African art tours around the hotel. There is also an arcade with lots of different games and a fitness center. In the evenings, it was fun to sit around the open fire pit outside. The staff even has night-vision binoculars available to guests for viewing animals at night. There are two jacuzzis to relax in as well.
We ate at the Boma restaurant for breakfast and dinner. It is a buffet with some African dishes and also some traditional American food. Both times the food was good - lots of variety. The Mara is a fast-food cafe near the pool area where you can get snack foods and lighter meals. We did not eat at the third restaurant, Jiko, during our stay.
Don't let the bad reviews scare you off. We have stayed at several Disney resorts including the Wilderness Lodge, Caribbean Beach Resort, Port Orleans, the Contemporary and the Grand Floridian and Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of our favorites!
- 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