Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

2901 Osceola Pkwy., Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

Giraffes, zebras, and other wildlife roam three 11-acre savannas separated by the encircling arms of this grand hotel, designed to resemble a kraal, or animal enclosure, in Africa. Entering the vast atrium lobby is like entering a cathedral with a roof formed of thatch rather than marble. A massive clay chimney structure dominates the right-hand side of the four-story lobby. Cultural ambassadors give talks about their African homelands, the animals, and the often museum-quality artwork on display; evenings include storytelling sessions around the fire circle on the Arusha Rock terrace. Meals in three spectacular restaurants are African-themed.

PROS

  • extraordinary wildlife and cultural experiences
  • excellent on-site restaurants
  • breakfast buffet in Boma is a bargain

CONS

  • shuttle to parks other than Animal Kingdom can take more than an hour
  • concierge-level rooms have $100-plus surcharge
  • thin walls

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Historical, Views, Family
Sceney
Central
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 407-938–3000

HOTEL DETAILS

1,421 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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