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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

5 star hotel


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Disney's Animal Kingdom Area


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Embark on a safari adventure with a touch of Disney magic at this African-style lodge where zebra, giraffes and gazelles roam free on four picturesque savannas. Inspired by the traditional African kraal, the horseshoe-curved design provides spectacular views of the savannas and guests can also delight in dazzling pool areas, exciting animal programs and view one of the largest collections of African art in the United States. Simba's Cubhouse offers parents a chance to enjoy a night to themselves, safe in the knowledge their little ones are having the time of their lives, with an evening of supervised activities, computer games, Disney films and stories around the campfire. Located just two miles west of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, this amazing resort hotel offers you the chance to experience Africa in the middle of Disney.

  • Magic Touches

    Guests are never far from giraffes and gazelles and you can watch antelope roam from tall lobby windows. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can experience the feel of an African wildlife reserve in the heart of the majestic African landscape. After a lovely day in the parks come back and relax with a Movie Under the Stars!

  • Dining

    Savour tasty dishes inspired by the flavours of over 50 African countries at Boma Restaurant, followed by a glass of vintage South African wine or a refreshing cocktail at the Victoria Falls Lounge. 

  • Room Upgrade

    • Pool, Arusha or Savannah View 
    • Arusha or Savannah View with Bunk Beds
  • Parking Charges

    Please note that as of 1st Jan 2020 nightly parking charges of $25 plus tax will apply - (payable locally & subject to change)

  • Leisure Facilities

    • Two heated pools with slides, children’s pool and an interactive water feature
    • Health club, savannah viewings, jumbo campfires and animal programmes
    • Disney Movies Under the Stars

Why we love it

From the moment you arrive, it is easy to forget you are in the middle of Orlando! The traditional décor makes it easy to imagine you are on safari. This is enhanced by the Savannah Rooms which overlook the plain where you can view many different species of animals going about their daily business.

Hotel Facilities

  • Pool with Slide
  • Feature Pool
  • Health Club
  • Hair Salon
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Table-service Dining
  • Signature Dining
  • Concierge Services
  • Valet Parking
  • Children’s Playground
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Restaurants
  • Free Park Shuttle
  • Babysitting Service (additional charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities

Our top tips

If you’re staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours – these give you the opportunity to escape the crowds and visit the parks outside of regular opening hours at no extra charge.

Disney's Magic Hours


  • Jiko - The Cooking Place

    Jiko - The Cooking Place

    This restaurant serves traditional African cuisine along with South African wines, and is open for dinner only. Jiko’s specialty is creative American cooking with a blend of multicultural influences from the Mediterranean coast, India, and Europe including seafood, steak, chicken, vegan and vegetarian offerings infused with a blend of mouth watering fragrant spices.
    Reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

  • Boma - Flavours of Africa

    Boma - Flavours of Africa

    Designed to replicate an African marketplace; Boma offers buffet-style breakfasts and dinners. Open kitchens that feature a wood-burning grill allow guests to watch the culinary team prepare great food that includes vegetarian dishes, fresh salads, grilled seafood, and roasted meats inspired by the varied flavours of over 50 African countries.
    Reservations highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

  • Mara


    Located inside of Jambo House, Mara is a savanna themed, quick service restaurant, that serves an array of mouth watering meals including African stews, half-chicken dinners, pitas and more. Traditional American favourites like burgers and flatbreads are also available. Breakfast is available until 11am. 

  • Victoria Falls Lounge

    Victoria Falls Lounge

    A quiet spot overlooking Boma - Flavours of Africa, this lounge is a great spot to relax. Why not sample some seasonal cheeses along with one of the vintage South African wines the lounge has to offer.  Cocktails, International beers, African breads & dips are also available.  

  • Uzima Springs

    Uzima Springs

    Unwind poolside at Uzima Springs Pool Bar where you can enjoy a selection of tasty sandwiches and a variety of cold beverages including frozen specialty drinks. Salads and other light snacks are also available. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Rides & Attractions

  • What is there to do at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    There are a range of recreational activities to get involved with at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Relax at the Uzima and Samawati springs pools, enjoy a peaceful evening campfire at Jambo House and for the kids, there's the Hakuna Matata playground and Pumba's Fun and Games Arcade.

  • What time is the campfire at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Campfires take place nightly from 5:30-6:30pm, however times can vary throughout the year so guests are advised to double-check before they visit.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Where are the standard rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    There are a total of 972 standard rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge which offer views over the front of the hotel. For a view of the animal habitats, guests should select a Savanna View room when booking.

  • How many rooms are at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Animal Kingdom Lodge has a total of 1,307 rooms.

  • Is there free wifi at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    There is complimentary wifi for all guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

  • Are there laundry rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    There are 24-hour self-service laundry rooms available at Animal Kingdom Lodge plus dry cleaning and valet laundry services.


  • Is Animal Kingdom Lodge in Animal Kingdom?

    The Animal Kingdom Lodge is located next to Animal Kingdom Park, just a short bus or car journey away.

  • Where is Boma in Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    The Boma - Flavours of Africa restaurant is located in Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge and features African-style cooking in a buffet setting.

  • Can you walk from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Animal Kingdom?

    It is not accessible to walk between Animal Kingdom Lodge and Animal Kingdom Park. Instead guests will need to take a complimentary Disney bus service or drive themselves.

  • How far is Animal Kingdom Lodge from the Disney Parks?

    Animal Kingdom Lodge is 2 away miles from Animal Kingdom Park, 6 miles from Hollywood Studios, 8 miles from Epcot and 12 miles from Magic Kingdom. Guests will need to take the complimentary Disney bus service to travel to each of these.

Fun Facts

  • When was Animal Kingdom Lodge built?

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge opened on 16th April, 2001.

  • How big is Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Disney's Animal Lodge covers a total area of 33 acres.

General Information

  • Can you see animals at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Animal Kingdom Lodge has three sets of 11-acre savannas (Sunset, Arusha and Uzima) where guests can see an array of wildlife including Giraffe, Ostrich, Gazelle, Zebra, Wildebeast and more.

  • Is Animal Kingdom Lodge a deluxe resort?

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of Disney's range of deluxe resorts. It is also one of the most popular deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World with UK guests.


  • How much is parking at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Parking fees for Animal Kingdom Lodge guests starts at $25 per night, these fees will be applied to your hotel folio upon checkout and include applicable tax.

Food & Drink

  • Does Animal Kingdom Lodge have character dining?

    Animal Kingdom Lodge does not have character dining opportunities. Character dining is also not available at moderate, value or DVC (Disney Vacation Club) only properties.

  • What restaurants are at Animal Kingdom Lodge?

    Animal Kingdom Lodge has five on-site bars and restaurants; Jiko-The Cooking Place, Boma-Flavours of Africa, The Mara, Uzima Springs Pool Bar and Sanaa.


  • Is Animal Kingdom Lodge wheelchair accessible?

    There are rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge which are wheelchair accessible and feature a wheel-in shower and grab rails. It's best to request this upon booking.



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