"Liked everything but here's a few things you shoul"
A bit far by bus to get to Magic Kingdom, especially when you have toddlers that are tired. Also, the hotel staff was pleasant but concierge refused to let me purchase a park ticket for someone that was not staying at the hotel. Her reason was that the computer system wouldn't allow her to do so but another employee told me that wasn't true and that […] she could purchase the ticket for me. Anyway, probably no big deal but inconvenient for me nonetheless. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Our family really enjoyed our stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. We reserved a pool view room, but decided to upgrade to a savannah view room when we got there. I am glad we did, it's an experience that we will never forget! The hotel is huge, there is so much to do and see, we could have spent a day exploring the activities there, but we didn't […] have time. My girls had a great time in the pool and on the slide. They made cookies one day and learned a little about African culture. I would recommend this hotel! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"It was okay..."
I liked to hotel just because I can see animals from the room.. Other than that it was horrible. The beds were so saggy that I came home to a terrible back pain. We asked for the new room because of the bed. They gave it to us but it was just as bed. I think the hallway had this smell which was not pleasent. Over all it was just bed. Transportation […] to other disney park aaa not so convient. You had to wait good 35 minutes. I would not stay at this resort again,, Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge"
Magical Memories. Baby giraffes and zebras outside our window!Genuine Expedia guest review
We loved the room with bunk beds and the pool was beautiful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel Featuring Animals and Quieter Side"
My wife and I stayed only three nights at Animal Kingdom Lodge, but really enjoyed it and would go back in a heartbeat. We had a nice Savanna view King Bed room which was very comfortable and enjoyable to watch the animals during breakfast on our balcony each morning. I've been to Disney more times than I should admit, having made my first visit as […] a teenager in 1971 and having stayed as an adult at the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Old Key West Resort in the past. For my personal tastes, I'd take the AKL over all of the others, but you should be aware it is a further distance from most of the parks than the others and if you plan to spend most of your time in the parks or leaving for the room in the middle of the day and returning later, this will require a bit more time and you won;t be walking to much of anything from AKL, as you can from all of the others mentioned except Old Key West. We had the best dinner I've ever had at Disney one night right at AKL at their Jiko restaurant and we would both highly recommend it. Overall it seems a bit quieter than the other Disney resorts I've stayed at, but this can be a good thing after a day in the park and we were still able to enjoy drinks in a quiet setting until last call in the lounge just before midnight. All of our interactions with the staff here were great and I would definitely recommend Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
3rd time i've stayed there; noticed quite a drop in customer service...people were not as friendly, lines to check in were long, concierge service was very slow and they made it seem like they were doing you a favor (and the hotel didn't seem that busy). Rooms are still reasonably priced for a disney resort and parking is free; so i might still stay […] there again; but if the customer service doesn't improve, it might be the last time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Going Wild in the Jungle"
Overall it was a great experience. We stayed on the Savanna side so we could enjoy seeing the animal that were based on the property. It didn't disappoint because even on the first day we had zebras at the window. If you are going to stay on this side of the hotel, I would suggest staying on the lower level (2-3) to feel closer to the animals. Food […] at both Mara and Boma was very solid....especially since we are super picky about food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Resort with African theme ( Animals, Greenery"
We really enjoyed the hotel. Kids had good time watching deers, Zebras, Giraffes from the balcony. Very nice lobby. The lobby is 4 storied high and huge place with sit in and fire place and gift shop,...Genuine Expedia guest review
While the hotel is unique in you get to view animals from various spots, I wouldn't pay 'full' price for a room. Rooms are fine and clean though not very big and nothing too special. Staff was friendly though it seemed most were relatively new so still working some things. Good store on premises with gift items as well as a number of convenience store […] items if needed (milk, bread, snacks, etc.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The animals made it like home"
Being that our house has 5 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles and a rabbit the animal lodge felt like home. Everyone was helpful and extremely knowledgable. New to the arm bracelet system you started they made it easy to figure out how it works. Everything was spotless and the artifacts on site were very informative and enlightening. The park rangers were very […] informative about the animals and the regions they live in. Would highly recommend your lodge to my friends. Frank Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Generally good service and staff but small rooms"
The rooms were small, specially if you come with kids (the whole point). There were no closets (a very small one) or where to put more than one large bag. It seems that the decor in the rooms was great in the 90s when the hotel was inaugurated but now they seem old. The staff was great all of the time and very friendly. The hotel is a bit on the […] expensive side if you have breakfast and eat there. However, all of Disney is a cash extracting machine. Generally the hotel was nice but you would expect more from the price and the brand. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My room had a very stale odor and the other room smelled like it was saturated with air freshner. Housekeeping mgr explained it was the African wood and excessive humidity and the lack of use that created the odor. After "freshening" we stayed in the room but if it wasn't for my son I would've upgraded to the Arusha view. Other than that it was a fun […] time! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was excellent. We have no complaints. It was a very comfortable hotel. The room were more spacious than the value resort. There was not as many kids in this hotel so a lot more quiet than the Pop Century which we had stayed prior.Genuine Expedia guest review
"birthday bash for anthony"
I spent quality time with my family. My grandson who is 3 had a great time, and loved the animals we could see from our hotel rooms. the new bands are a great idea. the 3 day Florida residence pass is great. we will be back soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel, loved the animals"
My grandaughter loved this place, she would wake up every morning and look out the window to see what animals were there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great family spot!"
Our kids waking up and seeing the animals out the window.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for families"
Bathroom set up was awkward getting in and out of the tub / toilet area. Room was small for the price we paid. Nice to have more coffee, tea & bottled water in room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Far from everything"
In January, the pool and safari animal amenities are not worth the isolation of the hotel from major attractions. The shuttles are very annoying.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best Disney experience yet!"
This property is extremely well designed, with several savannahs, each ringed by guest rooms. Every morning and afternoon, we enjoyed watching the wide variety of animals graze outside our room. We watched giraffes, zebras, wildebeasts, several types of gazelles and antelope, several varieties of birds, cranes, several types of African deer, and more. […] I had heard about the animals being close to the rooms, but our experience exceeded my expectations in terms of variety of animals and frequency of viewing. The room was "cozy" but well appointed with clothes storage, making it very easy to keep clutter at bay and have plenty of room. The decor is beautiful and thoroughly in theme. There are several dining options, although my only real complaint is that there is nothing other than "quick service" at lunchtime. That was only an issue for us once, since we spent most days in the parks, but it is something to consider. We didn't spend much time interfacing with hotel staff, but the ones we did utilize were pleasant, professional and courteous. The housekeeping staff kept our room very clean and worked around our schedule as needed. We were travelling without kids, and this is one Disney property that seems to be aware that not all travelers are kid-centered. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very Nice Destination"
Don't go here expecting to see African animals. Go here to enjoy the Disney splendor. If you see the animals that's just an added bonus. Travel off site to get meals and you will save quite a bit of money. There are plenty of restaurants within a few miles. My Opinion, all Disney guest areas overcharge for food and beverages, they always have and always […] will. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth the price!"
Very clean, spacious room. Woke up to giraffes eating breakfast outside our balcony every morning. Restaurants in the hotel were very good. Shuttle service to parks ran very smoothly. Would def stay here again. We booked a standard room.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is AWESOME!!! would not consider staying anywhere else. On this trip, my only complaint is , the temperature was in the 30's in the morning and we love to use the hottub before we go into the parks, and the hottubs were closed. that was very disapointing. they were open later in the day when the pool opened. The dining experience at Jiko […] restaurant was the best we have ever had. We ate there twice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the mattresses and pillows need to be upgraded in a serious way. the pillows must have been the worst i have ever had at a hotel, while the mattresses were just very average and plane, like i would expect at a motel, not one of the higher end disney resorts. disney also needs to add at least one, if not multiple, USB charger locations by the bed or […] desk. having no USB charger, again, is something that is ok at a standard, under $200/night, hotel room, but a higher end resort needs to have them. check in took longer then it should have but the people were very friendly, however, when stopping random employees for questions or directions, at least twice (in under 24 hours) employees gave short answers that came with an attitude that indicated they felt we were bothering them. i have been to Disney over 15 times and this is the first time i encountered an attitude like this, and hope it was an anomaly Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Brought our almost one yr old. It was a nice getaway. Food was delicious.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful--- loved the animals"
It was great-- loved the atmosphere--- everyone was very helpful and pleasant. Loved looking out the room and saw the animals!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall a great place. Nice with breakfast overlooking the savannah with the animals.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Animals are Real"
My wife and I are animal people, not Disney people. Staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge worked for us: zebras, giraffes, assorted birds and lots of grazing animals we couldn't identify were present throughout daylight hours, in view within thirty yards or so from our room and balcony. (We had an "Arusha" room: I'm guessing that it was worth the up-charge. […] Also, the greatest proximity to the animals would seem to be from second floor rooms.) From what we learned (on a difficult to book, but highly recommended "Backstage Tour" of Animal Kingdom itself), the Disney organization is an excellent steward of their animals, and of conservation efforts worldwide. So no guilt necessary, just gelt. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was a wonderful experience for my husband and I. I wanted to try something different and was unprepared for the magnitude of the resort.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel but inconvenient"
Although the hotel was beautiful it had issues for the money paid. I did not feel like i was staying in a disney resort as it was far out from the parks and taking the bus was frustrating and uncomfortable. The buses sometimes took forever to get there and many times you were crowed in rightctocthe door standing room only. One day it took us 1 hour […] from arrival at bus stop at disney to animal kingdom. Beds incroom were rock hard and i would not recommend buying a refillable drink cup at animal kingdom lodge refill station was way away from rooms hrouh lobby, down elevator, outside,walk around pool and finally there. Everyone complained. Also food was extremely expensive for what was there. If you want the convenience of feeling like you are at a disney resort, especially with young children, stay at one of the three resorts on the monarail line, otherwise save money and stay just outside of disney they have the sam bus service and teavel times,maybe better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Family Fun @ Animal Kingdom"
We had an excellent time at both the Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom parks. We couldn't do everything with a 4 year old due to height restrictions but we all had a blast! I would highly recommend eating at Boma Restaurant located with the Jambo House. The food is all African themed and cooked to perfection, plus its all you can eat $40pp $20 per […] kid. Disney Express failed to send us a pickup time and we had to catch a late bus ride to the airport but we made it on the flight on time. Eating is very expensive at the Disney Parks so a lot of people were packing lunches. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Secluded and comfortable!"
Our family had a great trip there and it was cool to see the animals off the balcony from our room!Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a fabulous experience at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The staff is all wonderful and did everything possible to accommodate our needs. I would strongly recommend a stay at AK Lodge. I would recommend taking a day or so to enjoy all there is to do at the property itself. From the pool to the different sessions hosted by staff, there is plenty to do without […] going to a park. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Checked in went really smooth however I reserved a king and got 2 Queens. The front desk staff asked to change rooms but we were only staying one night, so I guess it wasn't priority. Overall love the African theme, as my wife is from Africa and you can't find a hotel like this anywhere else in America. Food was good at the Boma restaurant and the atmosphere […] was overall festive. A very nice anniversary treat for us. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is awesome the rooms, the view the staff, it even had a full 24- hour gyms. Tip: the morning buffer is extremely extremely expensive, it was great but not worth 45$ per adult.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
An amazing experiance....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great vacation really nice staff you can't expect more.Genuine Expedia guest review
I went for Christmas season and we enjoyed each minute there.Genuine Expedia guest review
The place was wonderful and the customer service was incredible. A truly magical vacation!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ver y goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved the hotel. We had a great view of the Savannah. I would definitely stay there again if we were planning on spending more time there so that we could enjoy it; but if you are planning spending most or all of the day at the parks, I would choose something less costly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Well Worth it"
The arusha view was beuatiful, good pool, although one heated for winter stays would be nice, nice whirlpools, work out room and great food at Boma and Jiko. Victoria Falls lounge even has Macallen 25 Scotch. Fire pits at the viewing area were nice. Room is actually typical, but the view is what you pay for. Would stay again and recommend to all. If […] you are there when Jiko does one of their SA wine tastings, be sure to attend. Check in did take a little long and the location is a little remote to parks, but given the surrounding animals, this is undertandable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overpriced Disney Property"
The Animal Kingdom Lodge lobby is wonderful. But the rooms are antiquated and uncomfortable. The pillows are hard as is the mattress We paid a premium for a Savanna room but the game viewing was not what we expected. The food in the restaurants was overpriced. As an example our four person party paid over 100 dollars for breakfast and our dinners were […] over 20" dollars. We live in Florida so we were not offered any Disney dining options. I will never stay there again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wonderfully friendly staff. Rooms with the animal views are well worth the money - amazing to look out the window - and be surprised at the sight of a zebra, antelope, or giraffe! My 6 year old son loved this! The lodge itself is beautifully decorated- lots of extra activities for kids - night vision animal viewing, flamingo feeding, etc. Club level […] well worth it too - wines, beer, breakfast spread, and Bailey/Grand Marnier in the evenings. Now my favorite Disney resort! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good but not great"
The hotel has aged a bit and is a little tired for a Disney property, especially when compared to some of the newer concepts. Overall good experience with lots to see and do on property.Genuine Expedia guest review
"57th Anniversary trip"
What a wonderful place to visit, no matter what the reason may be. Animal Kingdom Lodge staff were wonderful, right down to the bus drivers that transported us to and from the Resort Lodge and the theme parks. We thank you for your services. Jack & MaryGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Although our room (w/queen bed and bunk bed) was very small, it was clean and comfortable. The hotel lobby is magnificent and there are cast members straight from Africa there to greet and talk to you and answer questions. Best part about our stay ... We all loved seeing the animals roaming the savanna from our room!! Second best part was the breakfast […] buffet at Boma! Don't miss it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had such a great time except for the one morning when they had the marathon and didn't warn us about it and got up at 5 but everything else was great the night vision and the animals and everythingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Animal Kingdom Was Awesome"
One of the gentle cleaning staff told me," Smile and be happy. All that matters about a person is his heart, not color of his skin. We are all the same. Look into a person's heart. Love everyone." It really moved me. She said she had nothing in Africa but it did not matter, if you have love. That has stuck with me more than the grand furnishings, although […] I cannot say enough about the surroundings. So Beautiful! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice and clean"
Need more animals to view with a savana viewGenuine Expedia guest review
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