Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Last Updated on: May 24th, 2024

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a deluxe resort hotel located at Walt Disney World Resort. The hotel is themed after a traditional African lodge and features a unique design that incorporates the wildlife and culture of Africa into every aspect of the property.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge features several guest room categories, including standard rooms, suites, and deluxe villas. The rooms are decorated with African-inspired art and furnishings and offer views of the surrounding savanna or pool area.

One of the main attractions of the Animal Kingdom Lodge is the wildlife viewing opportunities. Guests can view animals such as giraffes, zebras, and gazelles grazing on the savanna right outside their guest room balcony or from viewing areas throughout the property. The hotel also offers a variety of cultural and educational programs, including African storytelling, drumming lessons, and wildlife talks.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge features several dining options, including the signature restaurant Jiko – The Cooking Place, which offers African-inspired cuisine, and Boma – Flavors of Africa, which serves a buffet of African and American dishes. There are also several lounges and bars, including Victoria Falls Lounge, which offers cocktails and light bites.

Overall, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a unique and immersive resort experience that allows guests to feel as though they are on an African safari without ever leaving the property. It is a popular choice for families and animal lovers alike and offers a one-of-a-kind Disney World vacation experience.

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Fun Facts

  • Number of resort rooms: 1,307 rooms.
  • The resort has one of the biggest collections of African art in the world.
  • The Igbo Ijele mask in the resort’s lobby is 16 feet tall.
  • The savanna outside the resort is 43 acres and contains 30 species of animals.
  • Kidani means “necklace” in Swahili.

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