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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Animal Kingdom Lodge is located near the Animal Kingdom theme park. Most of the rooms have a savanna view with others having a pool view. A minority of the rooms have a parking lot/garden view. We stayed here for a couple nights in December 2002. Our biggest concern about the hotel was traveling time to the parks because it is "so far out there". Well to our surprise traveling times were not that bad, actually they seemed a little better than from the All Star Resorts.

 

The Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

If you stay at this resort spend some time walking around. The savannas have slightly different animals and there is a lot of African artwork around the resort. Also its just a nice place to relax for a while. If your going to spend all your time in the parks and only be around the resort in the late evening, you may be wasting your money and missing a great opportunity.

We had a great savanna view out on the Zebra trail. One note, to really bring the animals close bring some binoculars.

All transportation from this resort is via bus. One nice thing is it does not share routes with any other resort. So you have your own busses, a definite plus in saving time.


Dining Options
  • Boma
  • Jiko
  • Mara
  • Victoria Falls (lounge)
  • Uzima Springs(Pool bar)


Quick Facts
  • Opened April 16, 2001
  • There are 3 savannas in the resort. One on each side and one out the "back" (Sunset, Arusha, and Uzima)
  • The lobby is located on the third floor
  • The Animal Kingdom Villas are part of the Disney Vacation Club and feature 449 two-bedroom equivalents. The first phase in Jambo House opened in July 2007 and the second phase at Kidani Village opened May 1, 2009.
Hotel Statistics

Number of Rooms: 1290
Suites: yes
Concierge: yes
Rate Range: N/A
Restaurants/Snack Bars: yes
Room Service: yes
Lounges/Bars: yes
Pools: 2
Gym/Health Club: yes
Kid's Programs: yes
Baby-Sitting: yes
Shopping: yes
Water-Sports: No
Marina: No
Beach: No
Tennis: No
Biking: No
Reservation Number:
(407) W-DISNEY
Group Reservations:
(407) 828-3200
Meeting Facilities/Sq. Feet: None

Images


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room (TV Dressor)

Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room - Bathroom


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room - Savanna View (the real reason for staying at the Lodge)


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room - Savanna View


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room - Savanna View


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room - Savanna View


Animal Kingdom Lodge - Standard Room - Savanna View (Hard to beat this view in the morning)