Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios! An amazing sight to see Why spend $10,000 or more on a Safari in Africa, when you can go to Disney's Animal Kingdom and spend less than half of that!
Every year thousands of people descend on Walt Disney World Florida and I am usually one of them.
Disney World happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. I have been to Walt Disney World almost EVERY year since I was in high school.
Now that I am in my 30's I still love the place. There really is something for everyone. At the Animal Kingdom park you can get up close to stunning creatures and have a great yet SAFE time doing it. I always say EVERYONE needs to experience Disney World at least once in their life.
One day I hope to be able to take a safari ride in Africa but until then I will continue my safari rides at Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom Lodge is my favorite #disney resort for a reason. An unbelievable array of millions of lights at the sadly past Osborne Family Lights. One of Disney's greatest mistakes, removing this phenom. Our #weekendgetaway was to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where we got up close and personal to some baby elephants playing in the water (we counted about four). The animals were surprisingly active, and we thought it was quite funny that the lions were just sleeping on top of rocks peacefully while it poured. Caribbean beach resort pond in the morning The Dolphin and its sister property the Swan are within the Walt Disney World property. Keep in mind these are Starwood hotels not Disney hotels so... the process for getting any reservations, park passes or things like linking your fastpass are going to be a bit of a hassle. I have been here dozens of times over the past twenty years working various conventions and that's primarily the hotels specialty. Expect to see large groups of conventioneers with name badges taking over every little space and then all disappearing at once into workshop and general session meeting rooms. As a business meeting hotel it works... going to the parks ? Not my first choice.
As to being a #StunningStructure ... I am always impressed by the giant lotus flower fountains and clamshell waterfalls that balance out the pyramid on the Dolphin. The walk from the Swan to the Dolphin gives a wonderful view. Lined with majestic royal palms and mirror lakes on either side the property's landscaping certainly keeps up with the high bar set by its neighboring Disney properties. Hey, you're on vacation. Go ahead and have the mac and cheese hot dog :) Last time for the beautiful Osborne Family lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let them know if you're disappointed. Our annual summer trip to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where a lot of the animals were super close to our Mountains at Animal Kingdom. 🇱🇷 Just some Christmas in July. Animal Kingdom. I know zoo's aren't very popular these days but personally I enjoy Animal Kingdom and in particular the safari ride.
#disney #florida #disneyworld #safari #zoo #animal Pure adrenaline at the Lights Motor Action show. Mickey's Sorcerers Hat #disneymagic #florida #usa The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is a spectacular collection of holiday lights that one Arkansas family collected and donated to Disney World in Orlando.
The lights have been on display for 20 years every holiday season and will cease their annual celebration as of Jan. 3, 2016, so see it while you can!
The lights are in the Streets of American section of the park. Access is and are included with the regular admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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#colorful #thetreeoflife amazing piece of engineering and art. Great morning Don't miss the Indiana Jones stunt show, great entertainment and a nice shady spot to sit. Tip: get there a few minutes early and raise your hand for a chance to be an extra (speaking from 1st hand experience, it's lots of fun! ) I love this little discovery at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's tucked away in one of the most bustling areas of the park. What a happy message :) Morning explorations Scaaaaary! Pool side view of a beautiful Florida day. One day I will get to see real prayer flags in Asia, until then these will have to do!
#prayerflags #asia #disney One of my favourite rides, really enjoying all the new Star Wars additions to the park too.  Disney Tip: Visit the parks mid-week for smaller crowd sizes. #LifeAtExpedia Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to photograph in the evening, especially when there's a beautiful sunset as the backdrop. #lifeatexpedia #waltdisneyworld #animalkingdom Riverof lights depicting river ganga and mount everest india,Asia. Lightshow. A full school of exotic baby fish. An Italian eatery within Disneyworld's Hollywood Studios that's a refreshing change from the many other cafes that pepper the theme parks. The food is served hot and fresh off the stove, cooked just for your order. This is the Penne Alla Vodka with chicken, with Red Sangria and the Mama's Margherita in the background (2nd drink not mine :P) The spectacular Christmas lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios...literally millions of lights, accompanied by music and real snow. Well worth a trip to Orlando at Christmastime. As I was shooting this pic in Animal Kingdom, I visualized I was in Africa, where lions run free! Play with Woody, Buzz and their Toy Story friends in Beautiful lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World. This was a must on my bucket list. Art of Animation @ Disney world. Coolest resort for all ages. 😍
Perfect pool day... no rain today, skies are beautiful. Got to love Disney Animal Kingdom.... Expedition Everest is not for the faint of heart. This is an awesome roller coaster that not only has twists, turns, and drops but also goes backwards. It also has amazing views of the greater orlando area.
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#orlando Tree of life #green When I see Flamingos, I think of Florida. #EndlessSummer On the safari with the giraffes Main lobby Which way did he go, George...which way did he go? the Muppetational fountain at Muppet Vision 3-D! Pandora Calm and composed ... I saw the yah-tee! Such an awesome BUT short ride Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Seeing the gate that marks the entrance into Disney World has brought joy to the hearts of countless children and adults Check in, in the Radiator Springs neighborhood at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Who doesn't love these guys?! Disney's Hollywood Studios #disneymagic #florida This little fella is perched atop a 2 Taken at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park early one morning. Catching a beautiful sunrise over expedition everest Safari sky evening in Orlando, FL 🦁🌳🐘 © HBR Just love this place 😁 Probably the coolest place I've ever been. Unique dining experience at #disneyworld Pandora Pandora Pandora Snapped!! G-Force Records Bert's Men's Fashions, BOGO. Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Disney World's Animal Kingdom Spotted a lion on the safari tour! No animals in this pic but I love the landscape! Clock at the train station. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Buzz Lightyear statue Pandora Entrance to Navi Pandora Pandora. world of avatar. Luminiscent landscapes. Preserve wildlife. GoGreen. Pandora at Disney World Th floating mountains of Pandora at Animal Kingdom. What an incredible world! Disney Animal Kingdom
Pandora Good atmosphere, fast service It's not in Africa but the closest thing :) Got up and close to some Giraffes During the rain my family and I had a ball relaxing in the eatery!! We laughed the whole time. A great pic to show something you don't see normally when you visit Disney World. Christmas at the Animal Kingdom at Disney Lake Buena Vista, FL - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Sunset Blvd - Art Deco Building Detail
Visit Sunset Blvd, eat at the Brown Derby, fly through space, watch Stormtroopers marching, see the Muppets, or hang out with Ariel. Your inner child will be brought to the surface by a visit to this park!
#Green Definitely my favorite out of all their theme parks! Can you find this restricted Customs area in Star Tours? As a Customs broker, anything related to Customs catches my eye....
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Get an overview of this hotelOrlando-area hotel 2 miles from Walt Disney World Resort

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities

Near theme parks

This family-friendly hotel is 2 miles from Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, 4 miles from Epcot, 11 miles from SeaWorld and Discovery Cove, and 15 miles from Universal Orlando.

Leisure options

Guests at Westgate Towers choose from 3 outdoor pools, 2 children's pools, 3 spa tubs, and a fitness center; other facilities include barbecue grills, a video arcade, and a playground.

Jetted tubs

Westgate Towers' non-smoking guestrooms offer contemporary décor, jetted tubs, complimentary premium channels, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffeemakers.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Westgate Towers is 2 miles from Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, 4 miles from Epcot, and 11 miles from SeaWorld Orlando.

Family-friendly amenities include 2 children's pools, 3 outdoor pools, 3 spa tubs, a fitness center, a playground, a game room and limited free wireless internet access. Picnic areas with barbecue grills are available. Guests also have access to the facilities at the Westgate Vacation Villas, a half-mile away, including 13 pools, organized children's activities (surcharge), and basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. Bicycle rentals and golfing are also available nearby. Self parking is complimentary. This is a smoke-free property.

The resort offers complimentary scheduled transportation to 3 major theme parks: Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Orlando. Schedules and pick-up locations can be obtained at the front desk.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 267 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Weekly housekeeping provided 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

This Orlando-area hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Sizzler Steakhouse

Smokehouse Grill

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel offers two children's pools, three spa tubs, and three outdoor pools, including a lap pool, freeform pool, and L-shaped pool. A fitness center has stationary bikes, treadmills, and a stair stepper. Other amenities include picnic tables, barbecue grills, a video arcade, and a playground. An additional 13 pools, organized children's activities (surcharge), and basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts are available at the Westgate Vacation Villas, a half-mile away.

Seven miles away, Falcon's Fire Golf Club has an 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Rees Jones, a driving range, golf school, clubhouse, and pro shop.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property requires USD 50 credit card deposit or USD 200 cash deposit at check-in for incidentals. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 170.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 1 per room (up to 60 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
Parcel deliveries, handling, and storage are subject to a fee. Photo ID will be required to claim package(s) and must match the name on the package(s). Payment will be due at time of package claim. Any and all packages that are not claimed within 30 days from the date of delivery or placement into storage at the resort will be returned to sender, or may become the property of the resort. The property is not responsible for lost and/or stolen packages. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 9.99 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 170.00 per pet, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


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