Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

5 star hotel

deluxe

Disney's Animal Kingdom Area

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Overview

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. From restaurants, viewing platforms and many room balconies, watch these majestic creatures grazing in this natural environment.

Throughout Animal Kingdom Lodge, discover authentic art, architecture and design; from thatched ceilings and rich tapestries to vibrant colours and cultural artefacts. The lodge features two full-service restaurants, quick-service dining and a huge feature pool with a gently sloping, zero-depth entry point similar to that of a natural beach, along with a 67-foot-long waterslide. The pool area also includes Uwanja Camp, a water playground with 3 distinct zones to please kids of all ages and a spa and fitness centre. 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

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge features award-winning, African-inspired specialities and classic American favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, amid a lush, wildlife preserve. 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

    • Water or Savannah View Rooms 
    • Club Level Room - exclusive access to the club-level lounge with complimentary refreshments, personalised Front Desk and Guest Services plus access to Concierge Service at the Kilimanjaro Club
  • Parking Charges

    Complimentary self-parking is available at this hotel.

  • Leisure Facilities

    • Uzima Springs Pool and Samawati Springs Pool - both featuring a zero-depth entry and a waterslide
    • Uwanja Camp water playground
    • Zahanati Massage & Fitness Centre
    • Video and pinball games at Pumbaa’s Fun and Games Arcade (additional charges, payable locally)
    • Children's Playground
    • Disney Movies Under the Stars
    • Jambo House Campfire Activities - nightly old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire
  • Resort Address

    2901 Osceola Parkway

    Lake Buena Vista

    Orlando

    32830

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

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

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 Resort Hotel, use Extra Magic Hours

Dining

  • 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

    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. 

  • Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar

    Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar

    Sample South African wines at this intimate watering hole near Jiko – The Cooking Place. Enjoy an appetizer and wine pairing prior to your meal at Jiko. A full bar is also available.

  • 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. 

  • Sanaa

    Sanaa

    Sanaa is a unique, themed restaurant where you can experience the art of African cooking with Indian flavours, you may also catch a glimpse of gazelles, giraffes & Zebra as the beautiful exotic animals roam the Sunset Savanna. Kids menus are available for those wanting the more familiar choices like Pizza, healthy options are also available.
    Reservations are highly recommended and came be made 180 days prior to your stay. 
    Guests must be 21 years or over to order alcoholic beverages. 

  • Sana

    Sanaa Lounge

    Savor unique African wines and specialty drinks at this inviting lounge inspired by the spice markets of Africa. Snack on an Indian-influenced appetizer with your cocktail, and then venture outside to see exotic animals roam the savanna.

  • Maji Pool Bar

    Maji Pool Bar

    Swahili for “water,” Maji also offers other liquids you can imbibe—including cocktails, wine and draft beer for Guests 21 years of age and older—along with sandwiches, salads and select snacks.

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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.

Location

  • 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.

Parking

  • 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.

Accessibility

  • 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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    The biggest one of course is truly magical. However it's an effort to get from the car park & back. Not a lot new this time that I can think of. My favourite is the classic Small World.

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  • 5 stars:

    The Star wars village was absolutely amazing. Has brought this park to life. Also Indiana Jones show & Mickey & Mickey. Like that it's a smaller park.

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  • 4 stars:

    Not my personal favourite as it's so spread out round the lake, but my family love it and their are some interesting rides. Like the new Connections Cafe & shop.

    Trusted Customer reviewed Epcot 30 May, 2024

  • 5 stars:

    My personal favourite park as I love animals. I think Pandora is amazing and the safari always pleases.

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    Again a great park, would recommend test track and sorting, as well round the world tour and the drinks!!

    Trusted Customer reviewed Epcot 29 May, 2024

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    For all animal lovers, and the Avotar rides and the lion king show is a must

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    Great park and perfect for kids as well as adults

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