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Overview of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDisney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park7 min walk
    Popular LocationDisney's Blizzard Beach Water Park3 min drive
    Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course10 min drive
    AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)29 min drive

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Savanna View - Club Level Access

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 32 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed

Room (Standard View)

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 32 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds

Room (Savanna View)

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • 32 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds

Room, Pool View

4.1/5 guest room rating
  • 32 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds

About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Located in Lake Buena Vista's Bay Lake neighbourhood, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is near the airport and near the boardwalk. Disney Springs® is worth exploring if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 7 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 3 min drive
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 10 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Kissimmee Station - 26 min drive
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Rainforest Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Mara - 17 min walk
  • Sakura Asian Fusion - 4 min drive
  • Denny's - 4 min drive
  • IHOP - 4 min drive

About this property

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort in Bay Lake, walk to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
3 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa are available at this smoke-free resort. A free airport shuttle and a free theme park shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are on-site. All 972 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios and TVs with cable channels. 24-hour room service, DVD players and free weekday newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers 972 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a waterslide and a fitness centre.
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 and transgender (LGBTQ) guests.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 25 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 33 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 5-30 for adults and USD 5-30 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Water slide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch TV
  • TV channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 30 for adults, and USD 5 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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 welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Self-parking is available for USD 25 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 33 per night.
What time is check-in at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs (available on request).
Where is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge located?
This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is located near the airport, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Epcot® and Disney Springs® are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 646 out of 999 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 214 out of 999 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 88 out of 999 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 32 out of 999 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 999 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The theme for sure... and it was very relaxing comforting and excess to all the parks we wanted to go.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a stunning, relaxing property. Gorgeous interiors and exteriors. Animals outside the windows are so cool!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

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