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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4-star resort with spa, near Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

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9.0.Superb.
  • The theming of the resort was amazing. The lobby was beautiful and all the staff were…

    Mar 10, 2020

  • I felt at home while still feeling like I was in a completely different country. I got…

    Mar 7, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Transportation options
Quiet
Convenient
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 972 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

What’s around

  • In Bay Lake
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 7 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 1.8 mi / 2.9 km
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Epcot® - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Disney Springs® - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

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

Location

  • In Bay Lake
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 7 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 1.8 mi / 2.9 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Bay Lake
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 7 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 1.8 mi / 2.9 km
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 4.7 mi / 7.5 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 - 9.3 mi / 15 km

Getting around

  • Orlando International 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

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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. Disney's Magical Express service provides roundtrip transportation and luggage delivery to and from Orlando International Airport and select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests who wish to utilize 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

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 25 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 33 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

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

Services

  • 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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2001
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • 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

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

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 (LGBTQ) guests.

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

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

Policies

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 and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

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

  • 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 25 per night. Valet parking costs USD 33 per night.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Rainforest Cafe (4-min walk), Flame Tree Barbecue (2 mi), and Pizzafari (2 mi).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has 2 outdoor pools and a spa, as well as a fitness center and an arcade.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The most unique thing we saw when waking up was being able to go out on our balcony and see the animals on the property!!!!

    3 night family trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The theme for sure... and it was very relaxing comforting and excess to all the parks we wanted to go.

    7 night family trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved watching all the animals out on our balcony. Beautiful lobby!! All the restaurants are wonderful. Just tried Sanna, the newest one. Excellent.

    Karin, 1 night romance trip, Mar 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 5 night trip, Mar 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The view from the Savannah room and the entire staff were friendly and friendly - very customer centric.

    Daisy, 3 night trip with friends, Mar 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the interior of the Lodge, Jambo House and the animal views from my balcony:)

    5 night family trip, Mar 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a stunning, relaxing property. Gorgeous interiors and exteriors. Animals outside the windows are so cool!

    Rose, 4 night family trip, Feb 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We could see the animals from our room and many places in the resort

    2 night business trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel is gorgeous. I really enjoyed the lobby. Our room overlooked the animals and it was amazing. The breakfast was delicious. Make sure you sample everything.

    Darlene, 2 night family trip, Feb 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I feel that this property offered so much including animal watching, swimming and a fine restaurant for dining. I would gladly stay here again because of its cleanliness and helpful staff with the convenience of airport transportation!

    Pamela, 4 night trip with friends, Feb 21, 2020

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