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4.4 of 5 guest rating
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Room (Savanna View - Bunk Bed)
333 square feet
1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Other room types
Standard Room Club Level
334 square feet
1 King Bed 1 Queen Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Room, Pool View
333 square feet
1 King Bed 2 Queen Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Room (Savanna View)
333 square feet
1 King Bed 2 Queen Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
Select dates to see price
Room (Standard View)
333 square feet
1 King Bed 2 Queen Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
Select dates to see price
Room, Pool View (Bunk Bed)
333 square feet
1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
Select dates to see price

Get an overview of this hotel
Walt Disney World Resort hotel with African-themed lodge

Popular property highlights

Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff

33-acre savannah

2 miles west of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park via complimentary shuttle, this resort with a thatched roof and African artifacts features its own 33-acre savannah, where exotic animals graze.

Giraffe in the grass

It's Africa in the middle of Florida at this unique resort. At Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, guests can swim in a pool or soak in spa tubs not far from giraffes and tiny gazelles.

African spirit

Guestrooms at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge have private furnished balconies and high-speed Internet access incorporating African-inspired decor that includes wood-paddle ceiling fans, imported tapestries, and hand-carved armoires from Africa.

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Swimming pool

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Outdoor pool

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

  • Express check-in
  • Bar/lounge
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free airport transportation
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built 2001
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free area shuttle
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/banking
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 3
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Laundry facilities
  • Total number of rooms - 1293
  • Television in common areas
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Arcade/game room
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas:

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers 1293 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Phone
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free local calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Television
  • Satellite TV service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • In-room massage available
  • iPod docking station
  • Balcony

Where to Eat

Jiko - The Cooking Place - Stylish restaurant serving creative American cooking with a blend of multicultural influences from the Mediterranean coast, India, Europe, and Africa. Includes seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetarian offerings. South African wines. Reservations strongly recommended. Nightly dinner.

Boma - Flavors of Africa - Designed to replicate an African marketplace with open kitchens and a thatched roof. Buffet-style dining that includes salads, vegetarian dishes, grilled seafood, and roasted meats inspired by the varied flavors of over 50 African countries. Reservations strongly recommended. Breakfast and dinner.

The Mara - Quick-service food court. Light fare such as hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. Open from early morning to late evening.

Victoria Falls Lounge - Quiet bar overlooking Boma - Flavors of Africa. Specialty coffees, tea, and cocktails. Open from late afternoon to late evening.

Uzima Springs - Poolside bar adjacent to zero-entry pool. Cold beverages, frozen specialty drinks, and cocktails. Open from mid-morning to early evening, weather permitting.

Room service - Available from early morning to late evening.

Nearby Things to Do

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD $24.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD $33.00 per night (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lake Buena Vista
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Buena

We should mention

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.

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits

Guests staying at this Walt Disney World Resort hotel can enjoy the following benefits during their stay: First access to reserve a limited number of Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows, up to 60 days before they arrive (theme park tickets required); extended theme park hours with Extra Magic Hours at 1 of the Disney theme park each day (theme park tickets required); complimentary resort transportation via motor coaches, ferries, and monorail, providing convenient ways to explore all the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort; complimentary parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks; complimentary MagicBands to access Disney theme parks (theme park tickets required), unlock guestrooms, check in at FastPass+ entrances for previously selected attractions and entertainment, and make payments at shops and restaurants; complimentary roundtrip airport service between Orlando International Airport and select Resort Hotels via motor coach with Disney’s Magical Express, including luggage delivery straight to guestrooms; resort hotel entertainment, including themed pools with slides, outdoor Disney movie screenings, and Disney Character Dining experiences.
Valid Theme Park admission tickets and online registration required for Disney FastPass+ attractions and entertainment (the number of selections guests can can make and available arrival windows are limited). To book airport transportation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer subject to availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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