- African safari themed hotel, inspired by the traditional African kraal
- Over 200 hoofed and feathered African wildlife, roaming free for you to see
- Wine & Dine at Jiko-The Cooking Place, boasting the largest collection of South African Wines in USA
- 15-minute coach drive away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Swing by the African style savanna with a stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Much like the name suggests, this Disney Resort hotel is located in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area and is close to the park and ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Prepare for a magnificent stay with safari themed surprises beyond your wildest dreams. Hakuna matata is the problem-free philosophy at this African themed hotel, inspired by the traditional kraal. Shaped in a horseshoe-curve, the beauty of the big continent runs through every detail, from decorative carvings to award-winning dining. Marvel at the United States’ largest collections of African artwork or keep your eyes peeled for the 30 plus species of furry, feathered, and friendly free-roaming wildlife. Stay in the sunshine state and feel like you’re on the Pride Lands of Lion King as you watch zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu, and even flamingos frolic around the grounds. Get up close and personal with the majestic animals with Wanyama Safari and Dinner. Cool down in the huge watering hole style pool or feel the vibe of the African beat as music fills the air throughout the day. The grand lobby, complete with large beams, a thatched roof, gold toned furnishings and a touch of Disney magic, will leave you simply star-struck throughout your stay!
- Disney Bus Transportation
- Disney’s Magic Express
- Disney Minnie Van Service Connected by Lyft- Temporarily Unavailable
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24-hour ATM
- Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
- Babysitting /Childcare Services (payable locally)
- Designated Smoking Area
- Disney Signature Services
- Locker Rentals
- Spa & Fitness
- Cable TV with Disney Channel
Things To Do
Between your time at the parks, why not take it easy and enjoy the heaps of fun and games on offer at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Admire the beautiful savanna and Go Wild About Painting where ‘everything the light touches’ is yours to paint while sipping on a cool complimentary drink. Overlooking the flamingo area, there’s the Hakuna Matata Playground, fit for little cubs looking to run wild on the swings, slides and more. For a quick break from the sun, Pumbaa’s Fun and Games Arcade is roaring with classic arcade video games and a buzzing atmosphere. Keep cool throughout the day by the watering hole style Uzima Springs Pool. Feel like you’re in a tropical oasis as large canopy trees and Floridian palms shade you while you swan in the gentle, zero-depth entry. Also fringed with palms and canopy trees is the serene Samawati Springs Pool, where you can also transport yourself to the feeling of dipping your toes into the shallow waters of a tropical beach. Kids of all ages can run free at the Uwanja Camp. Consisting of three water playgrounds, including gently bubbling geysers, a leaky water tower and water cannons, there’s a zone suited for each age-group! As the evening comes to a draw, there’s no doubt you CAN feel the love as you gather ‘round the roaring Jambo House Campfire for enchanting stories, games, and toasted marshmallow treats. Before bed, spot Mufasa in the sky and on the big screen as you settle down for a classic Disney movie under the stars…
When it comes to rustling up some grub, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge go far beyond Timon and Pumbaa’s slimy yet satisfying menu -phew! Mix things up with a fusion of African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine at Jiko—The Cooking Place where you’ll be sure to please everyone’s palettes as chefs put on a show, making appetizers at the open kitchen. On Wednesdays, this African Sunset-themed restaurant invites you on a tour of South African flavours with Jiko Wine Tasting. After a private Wanyama Safari visiting the exotic wildlife, tuck into a feast of African-inspired fare at Jiko – The Cooking Place too! For an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast/dinner buffet, sample the selection of African specials and American favourites, served-up under the thatched roof of Boma restaurant. Named after a river flowing through Kenya and Tanzania, The Mara is a perfect place to flow through and pick up grab n' go bites. Why not savour every spoonful with a view of roaming wildlife on the savanna at Sanaa? Start your day with a buffet breakfast or join an Animal Specialist for an insightful, 4-course lunch. As the sun sets, tuck-in to a slow-cooked meal of African cooking with Indian flavours, paired with wine from South Africa, beer from Kenya or even a Malawi Mango Margarita! There’s even the Sanaa Lounge where unique African wines, drinks, snacks, and a beautiful view await. Sprinkled around the savanna hotel, you’ll find thirst quenching havens like the two lounge bars; Maji pool bar and Uzima Springs pool bar – all providing a range of drinks with some including snacks and quick bites between meals. For something, a little more sophisticated, head over to Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar or Victoria Falls Lounge where you can savour some delicious South African wines.
Overview of Rooms
Sleep tight in the heart of Africa in one of the 970 air-conditioned rooms with private balcony or patio. There’s room for a whole pack of four lazy lions in the spacious Deluxe Studios and multi-bedroom Villas that come with all the essential facilities like televisions with satellite, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. If the feeling of being out on the peaceful plains of Africa has you craving a couple of home comforts, you might want to book a Disney Deluxe Villa with just-like-home amenities! Popular with families and larger groups, these one, two or three-bedroom villas come set up with a full kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, separate bedrooms and even a washer and dryer. With rooms kitted out to this extent, you really will have no worries for the rest of your days at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.
All offers apply for new bookings made between 26 May – 29 September 2022 for a minimum length of 7 nights and a maximum length of 14 nights at the same participating Disney Resort hotel for arrivals 1 January – 25 March 2023 and 17 April – 17 December 2023.
Babysitting / Childcare