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Overview of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
2,397 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Air Conditioning

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What's nearby

Popular LocationDisney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park7 min walk
Popular LocationDisney's Blizzard Beach Water Park7 min drive
RestaurantSatu'li Canteen1 min walk
RestaurantPongu Pongu1 min walk
AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)31 min drive

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  • Room (Standard View)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
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  • Savanna View - Club Level Access

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
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  • Room, Pool View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
    More details
  • Room (Savanna View)

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
    More details

About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Located in Lake Buena Vista's Bay Lake neighborhood, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is near the airport and near the boardwalk. Disney Springs® is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 7 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 7 min drive
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 17 min drive
  • Epcot® - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Kissimmee Station - 28 min drive
  • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • Satu'li Canteen - 1 min walk
  • Pongu Pongu - 1 min walk
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Pizzafari - 4 min walk
  • Rainforest Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort in Bay Lake, walk to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
3 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa are available at this smoke-free resort. A free airport shuttle and a free theme park shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 972 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios, and TVs with cable channels. 24-hour room service, DVD players, and free weekday newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers 972 accommodations with DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, and hair dryers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a waterslide and a fitness center.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center. Services include Swedish massages and massages.
The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 25 per night
Valet parking: USD 33 per night
Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle
Airport shuttle on request
Free area shuttle
Free theme park shuttle

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 5-30 for adults and USD 5-30 for children
3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

2 outdoor pools
Arcade/game room
Fitness center
Full-service spa
Shopping

Family friendly

2 outdoor pools
Arcade/game room
Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Children's club (surcharge)
Dry cleaning service
DVD player
Free area shuttle
Free cribs/infant beds
Free theme park shuttle
In-room child care (surcharge)
Laundry facilities
Mini-fridge
Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Waterslide

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter/bellhop
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
Spanish

Outdoors

Pool sun loungers
Pool umbrellas

Spa

Massage - prenatal
Massage - Swedish
Spa open daily

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
Wheelchair-accessible business center
Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible pool
Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair-accessible spa
Wheelchair-accessible van parking

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Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan
Free cribs/infant beds

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

55-inch TV
Cable channels
DVD player

Food and drink

Mini-fridge

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio

More

Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free local calls
Free newspapers (weekdays)
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-friendly workspace
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to My Disney Experience
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details
<b>Disney's Magical Express</b> service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select <b>Walt Disney World</b> Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s <b>Disney's Magical Express</b> must make a reservation in advance through the <b>Disney's Magical Express</b> website.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 20 March 2020 to 13 June 2020 (dates subject to change).
The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Swimming pool

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Outdoor pool

This property is closed from 20 March 2020 to 13 June 2020 (dates subject to change).
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American Express
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 30 for adults, USD 5 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Animal Lodge
Disney's Animal
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Guest reviews

4.5
Wonderful
5 - Excellent
1,519
4 - Good
584
3 - Okay
199
2 - Mediocre
63
1 - Poor
32
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This is a stunning, relaxing property. Gorgeous interiors and exteriors. Animals outside the windows are so cool!

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I felt at home while still feeling like I was in a completely different country. I got glimpses of African culture and all of the staff were so kind. My family and I were so happy, and seeing the animals from our room and around the resort was an awesome perk.

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

3/5

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The theming of the resort was amazing. The lobby was beautiful and all the staff were very nice

    Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020