Like no other place in Disney World, staying at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Water Park and Resort in Orlando is a once in a lifetime adventure that accents the overall Disney exploration you will have on your vacation. Staying at the only Disney African Themed lodge, you will take in the Safari like feel as you look out of your window and see all of the animals wandering around. What you will see are exotic animals such as, giraffes, elks, antelopes, zebras and other wildlife roaming free throughout the property! Even if you do not book a Savanna View Room you will still have access to the entire Animal Kingdom Lodge property to view the animals every day. It’s almost like a zoo but located in your back yard and that is pretty amazing. All of this, combined with the amazing African music will help you feel as if you are in the heart of Africa.

Accommodations at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Disney World

There is not another room you can stay in Disney World where you can have views of an African Savanna. This is the main reason people stay at this remarkable property. If you are keeping costs down, the Standard Rooms with 2 Queen Beds will be the least expensive option. Upgrading to a 1 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Suite gives you much more space but it will definitely cost more.

Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Reviews


Wow!!, is a great word to sum up many of the guests staying at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge. There is African Art and hand carved items from Africa all around the resort. The rooms are clean and the Disney Staff is awesome. It is fun to take the kids to see all of the animals on the grounds and the pools with water slides are just amazing.


The standard rooms and bathrooms are a little small compared to some of the other Disney World Deluxe Resorts. Some of the rooms could use some updating. There were also a few guests who mentioned how secluded the Animal Kingdom Resort is from the Parks.

* Estimate of Rating Levels

Above Average - 85%
Average - 9%
Below Average - 6%

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Outdoor Fun at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney has done a great job in making you feel like you are somewhere far, far away. Check out the Animal Kingdom Water Resort Amenities to see all of the fun you can have. Aside from the animals, you will find a HUGE 11,000 square foot pool with zero entry access, a water slide and a kiddie pool. There are even 2 hot tubs to relax in after a day of walking in the parks. The Animal Kingdom pool and pool slide is a great way to unwind and have fun in the Florida sun. From the Hakuna Matata Playground to drinks at the Uzima Springs Pool Bar you will not want to leave this place.

A relaxing day at the Spa

The spa services are excellent. You can enjoy a sauna and steam room as well as the scheduling of a massage, facial or some sort of body treatment. Should you forget something, the Zawadi Marketplace will be your saving grace. Not only will you be able to find amazing art work and souvenirs but toiletries as well.

Animal Kingdom Disney Water Resort Tips:

You will find this resort is darker than most. This is done to try and keep a dim setting for the animals to be in a more natural habitat. Disney takes the rest cycles of the animals very seriously here. The Savanna View rooms are worth every penny. The second and third floors are nice but the higher the floor the better the view. There are some rooms on the end facing a fence and others that face the parking lot. Pool view rooms are very nice with kids who love to swim. The Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World is a huge property consisting of 2 areas: The Jambo House and the Kidani Village Water Resort. For families with young children or for those who do not like long walks I highly recommend requesting a room near the lobby area.

You can’t go wrong at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Staying at any of the Disney properties is always a treat but when you stay at the Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge Orlando Florida you are able to take in so much more. Enjoy the African Themed Lodge with many different African artifacts and also watching the animals graze in the 33 acre Savannah they call home. A complimentary shuttle service is available to all of the Disney Theme Parks. There are multiple pools and a Water Slides available as well for everyone to enjoy. Kids find so many things to do at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, from playing in the game room to splashing in the pool areas.

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