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4.5 out of 5

"More than met our expectations!! Will definitely be coming back. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 08 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star resort near Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Close to airport

With a stay at this Bay Lake resort, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and 6 miles (10 km) of Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park. Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot® are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Full-service spa, fitness center

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free resort. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a theme park shuttle, and in-room childcare is an added bonus. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like a free airport shuttle.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 972 guestrooms have TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, DVD players, and free weekday newspapers.

Room (Standard View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room (Savanna View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Savanna View - Club Level Access

Bed Count 1 King 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 154 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

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5 out of 5
More than met our expectations!! Will definitely be coming back.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff is great!!! Specially Kat from South Africa...

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

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4 out of 5

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4 out of 5

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5
Great time at the resort thought we did not have much time to explore because we were at the parks most of the day. There were plenty of activities for kids and grown ups to do.

Posted by on Jul 20, 2019

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5 out of 5
The resort was visually amazing and staff and amenities were awesome.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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5 out of 5
A MAGICAL DREAM COME TRUE!!! From the moment we arrived, to the check-in...DISNEY took great care of us. They provided a room with a view of animals (in the corner, but better than no view) -- so exactly what I asked for. The room was perfect and clean!! When we needed something they were right there to bring it to us!! Plus, thanks to Steve @ Boma buffet and WDW for dinner taken care of....thanking me for my Military Service!! MOST APPRECIATED!! Thank you!! :))

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About the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Location 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Renovations + 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

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 a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a fitness center. 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. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 972 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)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 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
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (38 km / 23.6 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 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, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

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

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a waterslide and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

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.

  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Massages

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.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

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.

The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to My Disney Experience
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards

Fees

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 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)

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

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.

Awards & 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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.