Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
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Reviewed by Steve Jermanok

If you can't make it to Kenya's Masai Mara to see the pride of lions that inspired The Lion King, then at least visit Walt Disney World's reproduction of an African safari at Orlando's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Enter the large lobby of the sprawling hotel, boasting a thatched roof, rope bridges, and mud fireplaces, and plant yourself by the four-story observation windows. You'll soon spot zebras, ostriches, wildebeests, and tall giraffes strolling around the 33-acre savannah. To get a

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Hotel Suite
Recreation & Amenities
Cultural Activities,Gourmet Dining,Kids' Club,Shopping,Spa and Massage,Swimming Pool,Theme Parks,Wildlife/Nature Programs,Wine Tasting
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An entirely unique Disney experience to enjoy just west of DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM Theme Park. It's the thrill of staying at a wildlife reserve with animals grazing just beyond your balcony. Rejuvenate both body and spirit in luxurious surroundings while sharing the grandeur of the African wilderness. The beauty of the savannah, the rhythm of tribal drums, exquisite cuisine in lush settings and the lure of authentic African treasures all come together to celebrate the beauty and wonder of this vast and untamed continent. Resort features 1,293 guest rooms, pool with slide and zero-depth entry, two spas, kiddie pool, arcade, playground, children's activity center, animal programs and a health club with spa services. Rooms are available for guests with disabilities.

Complimentary Wi-Fi service is now available in all Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests will now be able to access complimentary Wi-Fi in their rooms as well as in select common areas within the resort hotel, including restaurant locations, bus load zones, feature pools, arcades, convention spaces (if applicable) and the porte cochere.

Disney Hotel Resort guests also enjoy their Extra Magic Hours Benefit. On select days, Disney Resort hotel guests can enter a Disney Theme Park an hour early-and on select evenings, enjoy a Park up to two hours after regular closing time. That's when lines may be shorter and the weather can be more comfortable. Guests have time for a midday break or a dip in the pool. Then the gang will be ready to head back to the same Theme Park for more fun! Don't forget your Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option! The Park Hopper option is the only way you will be able to fully enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit when the extra hours in the morning is a different Disney theme park than the extra hours in the evening.

Disney Hotel Resort guests receive complimentary Disney's Magical Express Service for roundtrip airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport, luggage delivery and airline check in*. To book Disney's Magical Express Service visit Disney's Magical Express Service Web site at www.disneysmagicalexpress.com/US to register once you have completed your booking. Luggage delivery service will be provided for Disney's Magical Express to Walt Disney World Resort for a resort stay who arrive on flights beginning at 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. You will receive your luggage tags and the Airport Transportation Information Booklet with specific direction and general information.
* Resort Airline Check-In Guests will be subject to the airline's checked bag fees policy.

Expert Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Family Review of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

By Away Travel Expert : Candyce H. Stapen
Family Expert Favorite
Family Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17

The Spread:
Kids and animals equal one unbeatable formula. So it's no surprise that Disney's luxurious Animal Kingdom Lodge, adjacent to the Animal Kingdom theme park, is a huge hit with families. Many of the balconies of its 1,293 rooms overlook a re-created 33-acre African savanna where more than 200 animals roam.

The African-themed pool also offers a view of the grasslands, and kids can't get enough of the playground and video arcade. And while

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