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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

2901 Osceola Pkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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    Family Travelers
  • 78%
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  • 71%
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  • 71%
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  • 59%
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    Olivia Isenhart
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    5 Mar 07, 2014

    My favourite place to stay in Florida, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is unlike any other hotel. The building closely surrounds four savannas filled with exotic wildlife - imagine strolling out in the morning and seeing zebras and giraffes right from your balcony, and right close by. From the snack bar by the pool to the luxury restaurant upstairs, all the food is so excellent that locals often stop in just to enjoy a meal. Be sure to grab a pair of night-vision goggles in the evenings to watch the animals play.

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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgePro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
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    4 Jun 24, 2014

    Imagine waking up, looking out from the African tribal decor of your mosquito net-draped bedroom suite and seeing the head of a giraffe walk by, grazing on subtropical brush. Now recall the fact that you are in Orlando. Weird, right? I mean, I knew places like this were possible in the Heart of the Dark Continent, but in the Magic Kingdom? Disney has outdone themselves here. These are amongst the best of the vacation villas I've come across - spacious, energetically decorated and full of adventure. Also, the jungle-themed pool area here is AWESOME. You can see antelope feeding as you down a cocktail from the pool bar! The one downside is that it's a little bit of a commute to any of the attractions other than the Animal Kingdom. But if you really like wildlife and don't mind shuttling over to Epcot, this is an ideal vacation spot!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgePro 2014
    Sean Jackson
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    4 Jul 31, 2014

    It's extremely cool to look out your window and see all the wildlife roaming around. Some rooms have better views than others. They have a wonderful restaurant Jiko here. Great African cuisine.

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    5 Jun 17, 2014

    During the three-hour signature safari experience on this wildlife preserve, expect to spy giraffes, wildebeests, and zebras. At dusk, don night-vision goggles and head back out to tour the grounds by open-air truck. The Pan-African restaurant Jiko prepares inventive flatbreads like roasted chicken with spicy lime relish and Lamb Chopper cheese, grilled to perfection in the restaurant’s wood-burning ovens.

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    Lovells
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Awesome hotel with amazing views of wildlife. We enjoyed the pool, outdoor fire, night time binoculars and decor.
    The only negative was the housekeeping. With a larger family we were in need of towels and soap more often. We never received fresh towels or soap.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Nicole Gauvin
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    5 Jan 30, 2013

    Love this hotel! All the decor is spot-on and definitely makes you feel like you are somewhere else. Our room had a Savannah view and we had breakfast on our balcony each morning watching the animals eat theirs. Even got to talk to some of the rangers who gave us a little background info on their habits. Wonderful experience! Plus, Boma is a fantastic restaurant.

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    Carol Anne Williams
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    These are light fixtures at the Kidani Village portion of Animal kingdom Lodge. Great place to stay if you are traveling to Disney. The only negatives I can think of are the distance from the parks and the bus transportation is usually slow. But, it feels removed in a really nice way.
    Watching the animals from your room and the people who are hired from Africa as guides are so interesting to talk with.
    I prefer Jambo House to Kidani Village mostly because Kidani has no food service.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Elizabeth Schmidt
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Great hotel with views of the animals from your room balcony!!

    Only complaint was how far the walk was from the hotel lobby to our room. Felt like it took 15 minutes. And the distance the hotel is from the rest of disney world. Unless you have a car or willing to take the buses it is not convenient.

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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Terry Gardner
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    I would give this 5 stars had I stayed here yet. I've eaten at the Sanaa Restaurant twice on separate visits, and I love taking photos of the animals on property. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is the hotel where I hope to stay on my next visit. From my pictures, you can see how easy it would be to sip lemonade (or beer) on the patio while watching critters cavort in the grass.

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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Carole Murphy
    4 May 23, 2014

    Even if you're not a guest at Animal Kingdom Lodge, it's worth a visit. The lobby is amazing. Even better, however, is the outdoor area where the animals roam free. Beautiful flowers along the walkway, too. Be sure to take your camera.

    One of our favorite Disney restaurants is located here - Jiko.

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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgePro 2014
    Susan V. (Disney Expert)
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A stunning resort from the moment you walk into the lobby.
    You'll be amazed at the vastness of the main lobby area.
    There is a walkway out back that allows guests to view any animals that happen to be out in the Savannah at the moment.
    There are two amazing restaurants here: Boma (buffet) and Jiko (table service).
    There is a nice bar just off the lobby as well.

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    Stevie Willow
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    Great place for the whole family!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Linda K
    5 Sep 14, 2012

    Pooh, our little traveler, stops for some dinner and a drink!

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    Cory Smith
    5 Jul 08, 2011
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    5 Oct 24, 2011
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    Dan Kokkos
    5 Jun 19, 2014
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  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Aya
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    3 Jul 25, 2014
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    5 Feb 13, 2014
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Description

Located adjacent to Disney's Animal Kingdom, this Lake Buena Vista resort sits on a 43-acre wildlife preserve in which visitors can enjoy the presence of large African animals in close vicinity. Nearby attractions include Epcot, Disney's Boardwalk and Downtown Disney.

Features.
Dining options at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge include 3 restaurants, two lounges and a cafeteria. Room service is available from 6am to midnight. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool and water park, a health club, a spa tub and a sauna. Spa services include massage therapy, skin care and body treatments. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas and in guestrooms (fee variable). Complimentary shuttle services include an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle. Wedding services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a wildlife viewing areas, babysitting

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services and a poolside bar. This is a smoke free property.


Guestrooms.
These deluxe accommodations are available in 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Each villa includes a full kitchen and living area with a HD plasma television. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors and hair dryers. The air-conditioned suites also offer voice mail and in room safes. They include ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.


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Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

OverviewEdit

4.5 out of 5
18 members' reviews
Excellent! - 88% of guests recommend
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    +1-888-271-2681

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Game Room
  • Safe
  • Handicap Accessible

Reviews Summary

Excellent!988 reviews across the web.

  • This is a wonderful design hotel, as guests say.
  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Hotel
    96% thought it was clean.
  • Ambiance
    95% were fond of the entertainment options.
  • Service
    89% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Grounds
    Pool was lovely, according to 88%.
  • Location
    85% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Hotel Building
    Very nice building.