Quick Facts about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort

Disney Transportation

  • Bus

Airport Transportation

The Animal Kingdom Resort provides complimentary transportation to and from the airport (Orlando International Airport) using the Disney’s Magical Express.

Age Minimum

21

Balconies

  • Each of the rooms and Villas at the Animal Kingdom Lodge have either a Patio or a Balcony. Some have magnificent views of the Savannah where you can take in the animals roaming during the day.

Check In Time

Check In time is 3pm

Check Out Time

Check Out is 11am

Express Check In and Express Check Out

Yes

Internet

  • Wi-Fi is free in all guestrooms
  • Public Areas have Complimentary Wireless

Laundry

  • Self service laundry areas are available 24 hours a day
    • The Animal Kingdom Lodge has 3 Laundry facilities
    • – Simba’s Clubhouse
    • – Zebra Trail – 5th floor
    • – Kudu Trail – 2nd floor
    • The Kidani Village only has 1 guest laundry because all Villas with more than 1 bedroom have a private Laundry
    • – Kidani Village
  • There are laundry facilities with a Washer and Dryer in Villas with 1 Bedroom and Larger
  • Dry Cleaning and Valet Services available

Near

  • Disney Animal Kingdom

ATM

  • There is an ATM located near the Front Desk

Parking

  • Free Self Parking
  • Valet Parking is not Available

Resort Fee

There are not any resort fees

Pet Friendly

  • Pets are not allowed
  • Service Animals are allowed

Smoking Rooms

All rooms are non-smoking

Wheelchair Accessible/Hearing Impaired Accessible Rooms

  • Accessible room are available
  • Most of the Amenities at this resort accommodate guests with disabilities
  • Service Animals Welcome

Activities and Amenities

Pools

  • See the Pools Tab

Exercise Room

  • Survival of the Fittest Fitness Center

Fishing

  • Fishing is not available

Safari So Good Arcade

  • Air Hockey, Electronic Games and so much more for the whole family

Community Hall

  • Ping-Pong
  • Video Games
  • Pool Tables
  • Arts and Crafts

Movies Under the Stars

  • Take in a great family film at the end of your busy day at the Samawati Springs Pool with Movies Under the Stars

Jogging Trail

  • Jogging, Walking or Running can be done on the walking path between the Jambo House and Kidani Village or around the Uzima Pool

Tennis

  • 2 lit Tennis Courts are available in the Sports Court area

Basketball

  • A half-court basketball court is near the Tennis Courts

Bike and Surrey Rentals

  • Bike Rentals are not available

Playgrounds

  • There is a nice playground near the Samawati Pool
  • Multiple slides and areas to climb

Concierge Desk

  • Visit the Concierge Service Area in the Lobby to get help with purchasing any of the Theme Park Tickets that you would like to visit. They can also make dinner reservations and get show seats as well.

Babysitting and Childcare Services

  • If you are looking for a helping hand during your stay, you might consider the option of hiring staff from the Kid’s Nite Out Program. These child helpers are insured and bonded with hands on training with CPR and First Aid. So sit back and take a night off while you enjoy your vacation by having an in-room babysitter for your children from 6 months to 12 years of age. You can even reserve a childcare professional to join you on your days at the parks to give you that extra little help with the kids when you need it. Anyone who has kids and has been to the parks can see how this would be a great service. Take advantage of this service by calling 1-800-696-8105.

Wheelchair Accessible/Hearing Impaired Accessible Rooms

  • Both wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible room are available
  • TTY equipment can be requested
  • Service Animals Welcome

2 Large Swimming Pools

The Samawati Springs Pool

  • 4700 Square Foot Pool Area
  • 128 Foot Water slide
  • 2 Adjacent Hot Tubs
  • Zero Entry Pool
  • Towels are provided at the Pool
  • Recreational Activities Held Each Day by Disney Staff
  • Lifeguards on Duty to watch the Pool areas

Uzima Pool

  • 11,000 Square Foot Pool Area
  • 67 Foot Water slide
  • 2 Adjacent Hot Tubs
  • Zero Entry Pool
  • Wading Pool

Additional Water Fun and Poolside Information

Number of Slides

  • There are 2 Water Slides – One at each Pool
  • 128 Foot Water slide at the Samawati Springs Pool
  • 67 Foot Water slide at the Uzima Pool

Number of Hot Tubs

  • 2 Hot Tubs at the Samawati Springs
  • 2 Hot Tubs at the Uzima Pool

Kiddie Splash Area Uwanja Camp

  • Animal Themed Water Playground for the Younger ones in your group
  • Observation Station
  • Water Towers
  • Pulleys and Squirting Gardens
  • Base Camp: Kids 8 and older will enjoy this area with water canons and water buckets

Cabanas

  • Cabanas are not available

Lifeguards

  • Lifeguards are on duty throughout the day and keep a close eye on everyone

Resort Pool Hours

  • The Samawati Springs Pool Hours – Daily | 7 AM to 11 PM
  • The Uzima Hours – Daily | 7 AM to 11 PM

Accommodations at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Maximum Occupancy

  • 4

Bedding Configurations Available

  • 2 Queen Beds or
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Day Bed
  • Bunk Bed Options are available as well

Available Views

  • Parking Lot
  • Rooftop
  • Pool
  • Savanna

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Room Amenities

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Table and 2 Chairs
  • Dresser of Drawers
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Non-Smoking
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Bathroom

  • Full Bath
  • Vanity with Double Sink
  • Tub/Shower

Maximum Occupancy

  • 4

Bedding Configurations Available

  • 2 Queen Beds or
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Day Bed
  • Bunk Bed Options are available as well

Available Views

  • Parking Lot
  • Rooftop
  • Pool
  • Savanna

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Room Amenities

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Table and 2 Chairs
  • Dresser of Drawers
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Non-Smoking
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Bathroom

  • Full Bath
  • Vanity with Double Sink
  • Tub/Shower

Club Level Benefits

  • Advanced Walt Disney World Resort itinerary Planning Service
  • Personalized Front Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Evening turn-down Service with Chocolates
  • Secure Key Access to Club Lounge
  • Complimentary Health Club Access
  • Opportunity to Book the Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure
  • Opportunity to Book The Wanyama Safari and Dinner

Kidani Village Villas

Each of the 1 and 2 Bedroom Villas have the option of a Standard View overlooking the Pool or Rooftop while others have a Savanna View. The Savanna view rooms cost more but it is something to take in to consideration if you are looking to get the whole Animal Kingdom Lodge experience.

Maximum Occupancy

  • 4

Bedding Configurations Available

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Doulbe Sofa Bed
  • Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • Parking Area
  • Pool
  • Savanna

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Room Amenities

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Table and 2 Chairs
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Non-Smoking
  • Crib Pack n Play
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Bathroom

  • Full Bath
  • Tub/Shower
  • Single Sink

Kitchenette

  • Counter
  • Sink
  • Small Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster

Balcony

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors
  • Chairs and a small table

Maximum Occupancy

  • 5

Master Bedroom

  • 1 King Bed
  • Sitting Chair
  • Flat Screen TV

Master Bath

  • Granite Counter Sink
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Stand Up Shower

Living Area

  • Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Twin Sleeper Chair
  • Flat Screen TV

NOTE – Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • Parking Area
  • Savanna

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Bar with 2 Chairs
  • Kitchen Table with seating for 4

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Additional Room Amenities

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors with Table and Chairs
  • Full Sized Washer and Dryer System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • High Chair
  • Non-Smoking
  • Crib Pack n Play
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Bathroom

  • Full Bath
  • Tub/Shower
  • Single Sink

Balcony

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors

Maximum Occupancy

  • 9

Master Bedroom

  • 1 King Bed
  • Desk with Chair
  • Flat Screen TV

Master Bath

  • Granite Counter Sink
  • Jacuzzi Tub

2nd Bedroom

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Table with 2 Chairs
  • Flat Screen TV

Living Area

  • Twin Sleeper Sofa
  • Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Loveseat
  • Ottoman
  • Flat Screen TV

NOTE – Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • Parking Lot
  • Savanna

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Bar with 2 Chairs
  • Kitchen Table with seating for 4

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Additional Room Amenities

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors with Table and Chairs
  • Full Sized Washer and Dryer System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • High Chair
  • Non-Smoking
  • Crib Pack n Play
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Bathroom

  • Full Bath
  • Tub/Shower
  • Single Sink

Balcony

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors

Max Occupancy

  • 6

Master Bedroom

  • 1 King Size Bed
  • Bath with Whirlpool
  • Full Private Bath

Second Bedroom

  • 1 King Size Bed
  • Full Private Bath

Kitchenette

  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Full Size Refrigerator

Dining Area

  • Table and Chairs

Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • View of the Arusha Savanna’s

Parlor Area

  • with Sleeper Sofa

Separate Sitting Area

  • Table and 2 Chairs
  • Fireplace

Club Level Standard Room Benefits

  • Advanced Walt Disney World Resort itinerary Planning Service
  • Personalized Front Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Evening turn-down Service with Chocolates
  • Secure Key Access to Club Lounge
  • Complimentary Health Club Access
  • Opportunity to Book the Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure
  • Opportunity to Book The Wanyama Safari and Dinner

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV (with Disney Programming)
  • In-room Safe
  • 3 Ceiling Fans
  • Non-Smoking
  • Optional: Pack n’ Play Playard (on request)
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms (on request)

Bathroom

  • Vanity with 2 Sinks

Private Balcony

Max Occupancy

  • 6

Master Bedroom

  • 1 King Size Bed
  • Seating Area with Sleeper Sofa
  • Bath with Whirlpool
  • Full Private Bath

Second Bedroom

  • 1 King Size Bed
  • Full Private Bath

Kitchenette

  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Full Size Refrigerator

Dining Area

  • Table and Chairs

Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • View of the Arusha Savanna’s

Parlor Area

  • with Sleeper Sofa

Separate Sitting Area

  • Table and 2 Chairs
  • Fireplace

Club Level Standard Room Benefits

  • Advanced Walt Disney World Resort itinerary Planning Service
  • Personalized Front Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Evening turn-down Service with Chocolates
  • Secure Key Access to Club Lounge
  • Complimentary Health Club Access
  • Opportunity to Book the Sunrise Safari Breakfast Adventure
  • Opportunity to Book The Wanyama Safari and Dinner

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV (with Disney Programming)
  • In-room Safe
  • 3 Ceiling Fans
  • Non-Smoking
  • Optional: Pack n’ Play Playard (on request)
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms (on request)

Bathroom

  • Vanity with 2 Sinks

Private Balcony

Jambo House Villas

Maximum Occupancy

  • 4

Bedding Configurations Available

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Doulbe Sofa Bed
  • Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • Parking Area
  • Pool
  • Savanna

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Room Amenities

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Table and 2 Chairs
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Non-Smoking
  • Crib Pack n Play
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Bathroom

  • Full Bath
  • Tub/Shower
  • Single Sink

Kitchenette

  • Counter
  • Sink
  • Small Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster

Balcony

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors
  • Chairs and a small table

Maximum Occupancy

  • 4 or 5

Master Bedroom

  • 1 King Bed
  • Sitting Chair
  • Flat Screen TV

Master Bath

  • Granite Counter Sink
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Stand Up Shower

Living Area

  • Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Twin Sleeper Chair (In rooms allowing 5 guests)
  • Flat Screen TV

NOTE – Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • Parking Area
  • Savanna

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Bar with 2 Chairs
  • Kitchen Table with seating for 4

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Additional Room Amenities

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors with Table and Chairs
  • Full Sized Washer and Dryer System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • High Chair
  • Non-Smoking
  • Crib Pack n Play
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Balcony

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors

Maximum Occupancy

  • 8 or 9

Master Bedroom

  • 1 King Bed
  • Desk with Chair
  • Flat Screen TV

Master Bath

  • Granite Counter Sink
  • Jacuzzi Tub

2nd Bedroom

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Table with 2 Chairs
  • Flat Screen TV

Living Area

  • Twin Sleeper Sofa (In rooms allowing 5 guests)
  • Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Loveseat
  • Ottoman
  • Flat Screen TV

NOTE – Additional Charge for Each Extra Adult per night for more than 2 Adults

Available Views

  • Parking Lot
  • Savanna

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Bar with 2 Chairs
  • Kitchen Table with seating for 4

Internet Access

  • Complimentary Wireless

Additional Room Amenities

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors with Table and Chairs
  • Full Sized Washer and Dryer System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • High Chair
  • Non-Smoking
  • Crib Pack n Play
  • Optional: Wheelchair Accessible Rooms Available

Bathroom

  • Full Bath
  • Tub/Shower
  • Single Sink

Balcony

  • Patio on Main Floor and Balcony on Upper Floors

Dining Options

Boma-Flavors of Africa

When in Africa you must try some of the African inspired foods at the Boma-Flavors Restaurant. Dine in a beautiful african setting and enjoy many different items in the Buffet Style restaurant.

Sanaa

Take in the sights of the animals roaming and grazing through the savanna as you enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal at the Sanaa. Many slow cooked specialties have been prepared for your dining enjoyment. This is something you have to try when you stay at the lodge.

Jiko – The Cooking Place

There are so many different options and styles of cuisine when you dine at Jiko. Not only enjoy some African entrees but also try some of the great Indian and Mediterranean dishes that they have to offer. Ask your server which wines would be best for each plate.

The Mara

If you are looking for something a little more on the casual side, head over to The Mara and enjoy dining from morning until night. You will be impressed with the variety of American meals like Pizza, Burgers and Sandwiches. This is a place your kids will want to come again and again.

Pizza Delivery to your room available