Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort

 

Overview

One of Disney’s newer resorts, Animal Kingdom Lodge was opened in 2001. Located on 43 acres of land, Animal Kingdom Lodge boasts African Wildlife throughout the resort grounds. Guests are able to view animals in their habitat (some from their resort hotel rooms!) The main building, called Jambo House is a 5 story building with guest rooms on each level. The adjacent building, Kidani Village is one of Disney’s Vacation Club Properties which is also bookable by the general public. The breathtaking lobby was intricately designed by Disney imagineers and is a favorite of many guests.

Rooms

Number of Rooms: 972

Almost all rooms have balconies and are approximately 344 square feet in size. Standard rooms sleep up to 4 and have either 1 king bed and a day bad or 2 queen beds.

Bookable views:

  • Standard View
  • Pool View
  • Pool View (with bunk beds – one queen bed & 1 set of bunk beds)
  • Savanna View
  • Savanna View (with bunk beds – one queen bed & 1 set of bunk beds)
  • Arusha View
  • Arusha View (with bunk beds – one queen bed & 1 set of bunk beds)

Club level rooms:

Disney’s Deluxe resorts offer concierge service on their “club level”. This special booking type at each resort offers additional offers for each guest included a cast member who is able to help you book dining, help with fast passes, and book any special tours or events during your stay. Additionally, you will have special keyed entry to the club level floor of your resort as well as an area that has food and beverage (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the day. For more special information on club level, please let me know it is something you are interested in when you contact me to book your magical vacation!

  • Standard View
  • Standard View – 1 Bedroom Suite1 Bedroom Suite (Savanna view) – Sleeps up to 6
  • 2 Bedroom Suite (Savanna view) – Sleeps up to 8

Location

Animal Kingdom area

Transportation options

Bus only

Pools

Two Pools – One at Jambo House and a second at Kidani Village

Dining options (links are direct to Disney World’s web site)

Table Service

  • Sanaa (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Boma (buffet – Breakfast & dinner)

Quick Service

Cost

$418 – $1861 (prices subject to change, based on availability, and seasonality).

Pros:

  • Resort Theme
  • Some of the best dining around Disney World
  • One of the best pools on property
  • Most rooms with balconies
  • Cheapest among the deluxe resorts
  • Views of savanna from select guest rooms

Cons:

  • Remotely located in the far southwest corner of Disney property
  • Bus trips to Magic Kingdom are routinely over 30 minutes without wait time

Ready to get started planning your 2015 Disney World vacation? Please contact me at any time for a free quote. The benefits to using an authorized Disney vacation planner include saving time before and during your vacation with itinerary planning which can help save you hours of standing in line each day. Plus you won’t have to watch for available discounts, research resorts, wake up early for dining reservations, or stay up late for FastPasses. The best part about using a travel planner instead of planning yourself? It’s totally FREE! Plus I’ll take away some of the stress and confusion of planning a Disney vacation (especially if it’s your first one!)It’s also a worry free cruise opportunity. I’ll walk through through all of the steps to the process with a few little insider tips along the way! If you already have your vacation planned and are interested in transferring your vacation, ask me how!

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