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1 room, 2 adults

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lake Buena Vista

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830, United States of America

4-star resort with spa, near Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's club (surcharge)
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  • This is a stunning, relaxing property. Gorgeous interiors and exteriors. Animals outside…Mar 16, 2020
  • The theme for sure... and it was very relaxing comforting and excess to all the parks we…Mar 16, 2020

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lake Buena Vista

  • Room (Standard View)
  • Savanna View - Club Level Access
  • Room, Pool View
  • Room (Savanna View)

What’s around Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lake Buena Vista


  • In Bay Lake
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 7 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 2.1 mi / 3.4 km
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Epcot® - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Disney Springs® - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • Magic Kingdom® Park - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km

Getting around

  • Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) - 29 min drive
  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 23 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 26 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 30 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 972 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to My Disney Experience Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)


  • Valet parking *


  • Free area shuttle

  • Free theme park shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Waterslide
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Golfing nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2001
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 55-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center. Services include Swedish massages and massages.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lake Buena Vista’s small print

Also known as

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Animal Kingdom Hotel Disney
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Buena
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort
  • Disney Animal Kingdom Hotel
  • Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney Animal Kingdom Resort
  • Disneys Animal Kingdom Hotel
  • Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Lake Buena Vista
  • Animal Lodge
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort Lake Buena Vista
  • 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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-in is available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 25 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 33 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 30 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 30 for children (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lake Buena Vista

  • Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 25 per night. Valet parking costs USD 33 per night.
  • Is there a pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Rainforest Cafe (5-min walk), Sanaa (1.3 mi), and Flame Tree Barbecue (2 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
    Recommended spots to visit include Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (7-min walk) and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park (2.1 mi), along with Disney's Hollywood Studios® (4.4 mi) and Epcot® (5 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 803 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location on the savannah - very cool to wake up to see giraffes and zebras just outside your window every morning. Rooms are very comfortable and up to date.
patricia, us5 night trip
Good 6.0
Questionable value
This was our second visit to Animal Kingdom. While the stay was overall enjoyable, there were several issues (some minor) that would prevent us from returning to this hotel. On our last trip we enjoyed the king bed/bunk bed set up that was an option for the Savanah view room. This was the primary reason we returned to the AKL and were disappointed to find out that this was no longer an option. A couple of days later we returned from the park to use the pool. There was nowhere to sit because used towels were never returned to the towel bin and the hotel didn’t have anyone to clean up. There were also used cups/napkins on several of the vacant chairs. The AC in the room has a governor that prevents you from cooling the room beyond 68 degrees, I appreciate the environmentally conscience approach but it led to restless nights. A 3-4 foot snake crossed the walkway, I described it to the lifeguard and asked if it were poisonous, he wasn’t sure and told me to let him know if I see it again. With hundreds of children walking around that property, that was a cavalier response that I wasn’t expecting. As mentioned previously, overall our stay was enjoyable but at $625/night (Presidents week) our expectations were not met.
Christian, us5 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Bank linkage
Check in was ok. They never linked my band to my credit card so it was inconvenient when dining and doing activities on property.
Ritu, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Disney Hotel
Beautiful hotel right on the Savanna. We would see animals every morning and evening Down side very expensive!
Michael, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel! Having the animals so close is a very unique experience. Everything was up to Disney’s top notch standard!
Michael, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great family resort
Great resort. Entire staff went out of their way to help whenever needed. One of the best disney experiences we have ever had.
Robert, us4 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Not worth the money.
Okay but definitely not worth it. The beds are so high off the ground, not safe for smaller children. Room felt so small with little room to walk. Hotel is very dark and sleepy... will not stay here again. So far from all of Disney and even animal kingdom they have the bus stop the further at than all the other resorts
Neda, us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
could be improved, but has many good features
Some problems with room cleaning - didn't come til 3 when kids were sleeping. No minibar or food in rooms. Doesn't have special features as it once did -- finding out your favorite foods and stocking. Could have balloons with kids name on them, etc. for over $500 a night. Room service slow - 45 minutes though we warned it is. Could also use signs on balconies that identify the animals. At holiday time should have a menorah and acknowledgment of other faiths than Christian Christmas tree. Otherwise, very nice room and food options. Nice activities for kids. But not worth more than half the price.
Don, us5 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
bien si chambre rénovée
Chambre rénovée bien agréable j’ai prolongé mon séjour et j’ai eu une chambre non rénovée et bien ça ne vaut pas le prix ! Les chambres rénovées ont des prises qui fonctionnent des liseuses au lit prise usb des machines Coffee tea moderne un frigo agréable ce qui n’est pas du tout le cas des vieilles chambres avec moquettes défraîchies
Clémentine, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lodge was beautiful very clean and comfortable beds amazing views from the balcony of the animals and the pool was amazing and water slide was a blast
Carol, us1 night family trip

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lake Buena Vista

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