4.5 out of 5

"We were give an upgrade the moment we checked in.. Friendly staff, spacious living quarters, room service excellent!.. restaurants decent foods for a ... " More

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star resort near Walt Disney World® area

In Lake Buena Vista

At this Bay Lake resort, you'll be well placed to visit Walt Disney World® area and Walt Disney World® Resort, both within a 5-minute walk. Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and ESPN Wide World of Sports are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Onsite dining, 2 outdoor pools

2 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, and a poolside bar are among this smoke-free resort's featured amenities. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a theme park shuttle, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like a free airport shuttle.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 1293 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include balconies, iPod docks, and 24-hour room service.

Room (Standard View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$326 per night

Room (Savanna View - Bunk Bed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room (Savanna View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room Club Level

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Pool View (Bunk Bed)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge ratings based on 142 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Everyone (22)
5 out of 5
This hotel has a ton of activities to do for the kids and adults. It’s beautiful with all the animals, while all staff members were very helpful and went above and beyond expectations.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018

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4 out of 5
Food extremely over priced for the quality received.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018

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5 out of 5


We were give an upgrade the moment we checked in.. Friendly staff, spacious living quarters, room service excellent!.. restaurants decent foods for all.. We were able to see just about every animal from our balcony.. Next years vacation will be booked here... My family enjoyed the stay!!

Posted by , from Texas on Jul 7, 2018

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5 out of 5
We had a great time. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Property was absolutely beautiful. The animals on the grounds was like having a resort and zoo all rolled into one.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018

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5 out of 5

Perfect hotel surrounded by wildlife

Overall great experience, beautiful hotel, loved the shuttle service from the hotel to the parks and vice versa, just 2 staff employees that weren't so courteous, but everything else all well worth it. There were also a lot of little lizards and birds all over the outside. I loved it. It was si beautiful. I would recommend to anyone coming here that you have a love or at least a respect for all animals and also teach your kids this as well.

Posted by , from CALIFORNIA on Oct 1, 2017

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5 out of 5
Awesome experience ! My son and I loved it! Savanna view was a great addition to experience and pool equipped with slide and jacuzzi was a nice treat after all day at universal studios .definitelt staying again!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

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5 out of 5
Amazing! Wish we had more time to stay. Will be back again.

Posted by , from pa on Jul 12, 2017

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2 out of 5

Very Disappointed

Pros: Not Much
Cons: They need to add more colors to the rooms other than brown and beige. Also, it's ok to use white lighting in the rooms and hallways other than yellow.
Location: Only good thing was that we were 10 minutes away from Animal Kingdom and about 15 mins from Magic Kingdom
The hotel lobby is beautiful, with an overlook looking the savanna where you can see all the wild animals. Our room on the other hand, the only wild thing we could see was the parking lot. We asked if we could change and we were given a room almost a 1/4 a mile away from the hotel lobby and restaurants (if it wasn't a 1/4 mile it sure felt like it). Anyway the room they gave us had a limited view of the savanna but definitely a strong smell of something else. When i spoke to the front desk to complain they told me that because we booked with Travelocity those were our only 2 standard choices. Seriously? So we decided to go with the parking lot. Once we moved all of our stuff back into the room, we found that the carpeted floor was sticky and dirty. We called to have it clean but since it was late, we asked them to do it the next day which they did. What they didn't do was clean the whole carpet because we found some more sticky stuff on the other side of the beds. You would think that they would check the rest of the carpet but that wasn't the case. The hotel is based on Africa but the only 2 colors in the rooms and hotel are dark brown and beige which made everything look dark. There are more colors than that in Africa. Only in the lobby can you find some beautiful vibrant colors and African art. The light in the room is yellow and very dreary, and the bathroom was very small. You have to stand between the toilet and the tub in order to open the door and i'm a slim person.

Posted by , from New York on Jul 6, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, close to Disney World

Nice hotel. Good location with complimentary transportation to/from the airport as well as Disney World

Posted by , from CA on Jun 26, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice place

Great experience. Staff is very friendly. Lots to do. Very well decorated, feels like your in Africa. Room was clean and comfortable. Nice amenities

Posted by , from S on Jul 11, 2016

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About the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Location 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Renovations + Closures

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

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle are free. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1293 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 2001
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (36.4 km / 22.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle, area shuttle, and theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers 1293 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The most popular activity at this Lake Buena Vista resort is observing the exotic animals who wander the savannah-like grounds. Guests can stop by viewing areas to catch glimpses of giraffes, ostriches, impalas, and zebras. The large zero-entry pool offers a gently sloping entrance accessible to young children and guests without full mobility, while a 67-foot-long slide zips swimmers into the center with a splash. There is also a children's pool, 24-hour playground, game arcade, and two spa tubs on site.

The Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center provides treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, and complimentary use of a sauna and steam room. Guests can also receive a variety of spa treatments (surcharge).

Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park are both one mile from the resort. Complimentary transportation is offered. The guest services desk can assist with reservations on any one of Disney's five tour-caliber golf courses, all located on Walt Disney World Resort property. A nine-hole course is also available.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip motorcoach transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize Disney’s Disney's Magical Express must make a reservation in advance through the Disney's Magical Express website.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD $24.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD $33.00 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Animal Lodge
  • Disney's Animal
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Animal Lodge
  • Kingdom Lodge
  • Lodge Animal
  • Lodge Animal Kingdom
  • Animal Kingdom Hotel Disney
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Buena
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney
  • Disney Animal Kingdom Hotel
  • Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney Animal Kingdom Resort
  • Disneys Animal Kingdom Hotel
  • Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.


Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay: First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required); extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required); complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort; complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks; complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants; complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms; resort hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences.
Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.