Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom Resort Area

Step into Africa and its savannas with this magnificent resort offering views of over 200 hoofed animals and birds.
  • Main Details

  • Category Deluxe Resort
  • Website Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • AAA Rating 4 Diamond
  • Address 2901 Osceola Parkway, Bay Lake, Florida 32830
  • Phone (407) 938-3000
  • Fax (407) 938-4799
  • Disney Operated
  • Resort Information

  • Number of Rooms 1293
  • Check In Time 3pm
  • Check Out Time 11am
  • Convention Space
  • DVC Villas
  • Extra Magic Hours
  • Room Charging
  • Shopping Delivery
  • Self Laundry
  • Valet Laundry
  • Pools

  • Feature Pool
  • Pool Slide
  • Hot Tub
  • Quiet Pool
  • Pool-side Activities
  • Dining and Lounges

  • Signature Dining
  • Table Service
  • Quick Service
  • Food Court
  • Character Dining
  • 24h Restaurant
  • Room Service Yes
  • 24h Room Service
  • Pool Bar
  • Indoor Bar
  • Room Types

  • Price Range $284 - $494
  • Standard
  • Preferred
  • Pool View
  • Special View
  • Club Level
  • Suites
  • Special Themed
  • Interior Corridors
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Transportation

  • Magical Express
  • Bus Transport
  • No. of Bus Stops 1
  • Monorail
  • Water Craft
  • Free Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Airline Check-In
  • Recreation

  • Boat Rental
  • Kid's Club
  • Playground
  • Splash Playground
  • Arcade
  • Running Trail
  • Poolside Movies
  • Tennis Courts
  • Gym
  • Health Spa
  • Room Information

  • Balcony
  • Safe
  • Refrigerator
  • WiFi Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron and Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Bathroom Sinks 2 per bedroom
  • Important Dates

  • Opening April 16 2001

PHOTOS - Holiday decorations at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
11 months ago

Sunrise Safari tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom to be discontinued
1 year ago

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge introduces new nighttime safari tour
3 years ago

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Animal Kingdom Lodge pool closed for refurbishment Jan 04, 2010 to Feb 10, 2010


The beauty and romance of Africa come alive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The deluxe resort features handcrafted furnishings, gallery-quality African art and authentic cuisine in three restaurants. Nestled on 75 acres just west of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is built in the middle of its own 33-acre savanna, providing most of the rooms views into the animal sanctuary which is home to more than 200 exotic animals and birds. Many guestroom balconies overlook the reserve.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Details

  • Opening Date: Phase I: April 16, 2001 - 754 rooms, Phase II: May 15, 2001 - 139 rooms, Phase III: July 15, 2001 - 400 rooms
  • Resort Area: Animal Kingdom
  • Resort Category: Deluxe 
  • Address: 2901 Osceola Parkway   Bay Lake, Florida 32830 
  • Phone:  (407) 938-3000
  • Fax: (407) 938-4799
  • Resort Map

Animal Kingdom Lodge Room Information 

Number of Rooms:  972 rooms (134 rooms converted to DVC in 2007)

Check In/Check Out: Check in 3pm, check out 11am

Room Types and Sizes

Standard View - view of parking area or Uzima/roof
Bedding options:
1 king bed and either 1 day bed or 1 single sleeper sofa- sleeps 3+
2 queen beds- sleeps 4+

Standard room, club level - Savanna view
Bedding options:
1 king bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3
1 queen bed and bunk beds- sleeps 4+
2 queen beds- sleeps 4+

Savanna view, bunk beds
Bedding options:
1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed- sleeps 4+

Savanna view
Bedding options:
1 king bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+
2 queen beds- sleeps 4+

Pool view, bunk beds
Bedding options:
1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed- sleeps 4+

Pool view - pool view, flamingo pond
Bedding options:
2 queen beds- sleeps 4+
1 king bed and 1 day bed- sleeps 3+

1 Bedroom suite, club level- pool view, savanna view
Bedding options:
2 queens in bedroom, 1 queen sleeper sofa- sleeps 6+

2 Bedroom suite, club level- savanna view
Bedding option:
1 king in master bedroom, 2 queens in second bedroom and 1 queen sleeper sofa- sleeps 8+
1 king in master bedroom, 1 queen and bunkbeds in the second bedroom and a sleeper sofa- sleeps 8+

Royal Kuba VP suite - savanna view
Bedding options:
1 king in master bedroom, 2 queens in second bedroom- sleeps 6+

Royal Assante presidential suite - savanna view
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Bedding options:
1 king in the master bedroom, 2 queens in the second bedroom, and 1 sleeper sofa- sleeps 8+

Dining at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jiko - the Cooking Place (5:30pm-10pm)
Restaurant featuring seafood, steak, chicken, and vegetarian dishes influenced by multiple cultures and infused with African spices.  Jiko is a signature dining location and requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advanced reservations recommended. 

Dress Code Guidelines:
Men: Khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.
Ladies: Capris, skirts, dresses, jeans, dress shorts.
NOT permitted in dining room: Tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentleman, cut offs, or torn clothing. While t-shirts are now allowed, the policy remains that t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are not acceptable.

Boma - Flavors of Africa (7:30am-11:30am; 4:30pm-10:00pm)
Buffet featuring an on-stage kitchen, wood-burning rotisserie, bakery, and extensive South African wine list.  The buffet features foods influenced by over 50 different African countries.

The Mara (6:30am-11:30pm)
Foodcourt located on the lowest level near the Uzima pool featuring grilled items, fesh soups and salads, bakery, and grab and go market.

Victoria Falls Lounge (4:00pm-12:00am)
Lounge located on the second floor overlooking Boma.

Uzima Springs Pool Bar (11:00am-9:00pm)
Pool bar featuring beverages and light snacks

Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar (5:30pm-10:00pm)
Located in Jiko-The Cooking Place

In-Room Dining (6am-12am)
Requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan

Refillable Mugs: Disney Rapid Fill Drink Mugs are sold at Food Courts and Quick Service Restaurants at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and can be used at any resort self-service beverage location. The prices of the mugs vary based on Guest preference for number of days for refills. A day consists of one calendar day, and additional days are consecutive. Learn more about Rapid Fill refillable mugs.

Recreation at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Pools:  Uzima pool (7am-12am)
Zero entry pool featuring a 67 foot long water slide, wading pool, and two hot tubs

Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center:  Open 24 hours, attendant available from 6:00am-9:00pm.  Massage, facial, and body treatment services available.  Located off Giraffe trail on the 1st level or enter near the Uzima pool.

Hakuna Matata Playground:  Located near the Flamingo pond and Uzima Pool. 

Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade:  Located next to the Mara and Uzima Pool.

Wanyama Safari:  3 hour afternoon safari and dinner, featuring a mulit-course meal at Jiko-The Cooking Place.

The safari is excluse to Animal Kingdom Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge villa guests and is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Reservations must be made through the resort concierge and space is limited to 12 guests.  Reservations can be made 180 days in advance of arrival date.  Guests must be 8 years of age or older.  Wanayama safari is not available to concierge guests at other Disney resorts.  Payment required at the time of booking.  Cancellations less than 48 hours before your reservation or no shows will be charged the full amount without a refund.

Concierge guests:  $160 per person; Children ages 8-9  $80
Other AKL rooms:  $210 per person; Children ages 8-9  $105
tax and gratuity included

Sunrise Safari:  2 hour experience exclusively for Kilamanjaro Club level guests at Animal Kindgom Lodge.   The tour features a 30 minute safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom, including a breakfast buffet at Pizzafari Restaurant (breakfast and gratuity included in the cost of the tour).  Sunrise safari is offered on Sundays and Thursdays at 7am and is limited to 60 guests.  Reservations may be made 180 days in advance of arrival date.  The tour must be booked through Animal Kingdom LodgeResort itinerary planning office.  Park admission is required but not included.  Transportation is provided to the Sunrise safari but return transportation is not provided.  This tour is exclusive to guests staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge- Kilamanjaro Club level and is not available to guests staying at other Disney resorts.  Payment required at the time of booking. 

Adult: $58.58 including tax
Child (3-9 years old):  $29.29 including tax

Animal Kingdom Lodge Bush Camp:  A two hour cultural experience for children ages 5-14, featuring games, activities, crafts, and food.  Payment required at the time of booking.  Cancellations less than 24 hours before the camp will be charged the full amount without refund.  The campers meet at Simba's Clubhouse on the lowest level near the Mara and Uzima pool.

Child (5-14):  $31.95 including tax
DVC discounted rate:  $28.76 including tax

Shopping at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Zawadi Marketplace: Located off the main lobby (7:30am-11pm)

Animal Kingdom Lodge Transportation

Bus:  The bus stop is located in front of the resort just beyond Zawadi Marketplace