4.5 out of 5

"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 s ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Lake Buena Vista awaits you at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. You'll be 0.6 km (0.4 mi) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and 6.3 km (3.9 mi) from Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Highlights at this resort include 3 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and free self parking.

TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 1293 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and iPod docks. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining convenient. Coffee/tea makers, in-room childcare, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

At the resort's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a kids' club. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Bay Lake resort include Walt Disney World® and Epcot®.

Room (Standard View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$325 per night

Standard Room Club Level

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room (Savanna View - Bunk Bed)

Bed Count 1 Queen 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

Room (Savanna View)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge ratings based on 138 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
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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4 out of 5

Fun hotel,fun atmosphere!

Unique hotel experience. Lots of fun and very comfortable and welcoming! Would stay here again!

Posted by , from NH on May 5, 2016

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5 out of 5

This hotel is beautiful.

This hotel was everything I wanted for my family vacation!!!!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

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5 out of 5

Can't wait to go "Home" again!

Upon our early arrival we were greeted by a "cast member" we were checked in and there was a room available. (Not always a guarantee) we were in awe entering the hotel lobby of the Jamba house, absolutely beautiful ! For those with kids there seemed to be activities going on all the time. Disney Bus transportion was great. The whole stay was comfy cozy!! just go!!!

Posted by , from H on Sep 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

Fantastic hotel the best ever!!

Upgraded to a larger room. A view overlooking the animals. Had a giraffe and zebra wander into view at night - amazing. The bedding was so comfortable too - ours not the animals! Everything perfect. Easy check in and out. AND go through Travelocity so much cheaper than direct through Disney. Shuttle to parks. Free parking at hotel.

Posted by , from UK on Aug 26, 2015

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About the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Location 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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. Public spaces have free WiFi. A children's club, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Self parking is free. 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (36.1 km / 22.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle and theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet 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, complimentary toiletries, 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
  • Toiletries (free)
  • 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

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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 or by calling:


U.S. and Canada reservations: 407-939-1936


United Kingdom reservations: 0800-16-90-730

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

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 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per night

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
  • 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.

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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.