Imagine waking up to the African savannah right outside your window. Sip on coffee as you watch giraffes and zebras roam outside your balcony. Listen to the beat of the drums as you walk through the gorgeous lobby. This, and more, is exactly what Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers!
Located near Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is away from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Bus transportation is provided to all theme parks and Disney Springs. While this means a little more time on the buses, this deluxe resort includes an experience that your family is sure to remember!
The resort is shaped like a horseshoe, with the lobby being the center. There are two “trails”, each offering the same room layouts and views. Room options include standard view, pool view, savannah view and arusha view, however, it is HIGHLY suggested that you get a savannah or arusha view room to enjoy the animals outside of your balcony! Each room includes 2 queen beds, 1 king bed or 1 queen bed with bunk beds. For those wanting the added benefits of the concierge lounge and service, those rooms include views of the savannah as well as 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites. Villas are also available at both the Jambo House, or the villa-exclusive Kidani Village.
If you are looking to stay active during your stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, there is a lot to do! There are two pools to explore, the Uzima Pool which includes a water slide, as well as the Samawati Springs Pool which includes a water playground. Take a jog around the Jambo House and Kidani Village along the running path or head to the health and fitness center. Need an adults’ night out? Kids up to age 9 can head to Simba’s Cubhouse for fun activities! There is even an exclusive Sunrise Safari available only to concierge guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
The restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will not disappoint! Boma – Flavors of Africa offers a buffet for both breakfast and dinner, including an African flare. Sanaa (at Kidani Village) includes slow roasted meats, salads and fantastic vegetarian options. If you would like a fine dining experience, head to Jiko – The Cooking Place. There is also a counter service restaurant, The Mara along with two pool bars.
For a runDisney race weekend, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is often a host resort. While it isn’t near any of the race courses, it is a great way to get away from the parks for a little peace and quiet – which is a great perk before an early morning race.