Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge


Resort Overview

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge opened on April 16, 2001. The African Wildlife Preservation themed hotel has 1307 guest rooms, Standard Suites, Royal Kuba Vice-Presidential Suite and a Royal Asante Presidential Suite. The hotel is located in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area near Disney’s Animal Kingdom and provides guests with viewing locations of the animals, giving guests the feeling they are in an African savanna.

This resort received designation in the Florida Green Lodging Program.


Resort Dining

There are multiple dining option at The Animal Kingdom Lodge:

Restaurant Name
ServiceMealsDining Credits
Jiko - The Cooking Place
Table ServiceDinner2
Boma - Flavors of Africa
Table Service
Breakfast, Dinner
1
Sanaa & Lounge
Table Service
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bar
1
The MaraQuick Service
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
1
Maji Pool BarQuick ServiceLunch, Bar1
Uzima Springs Pool Bar
Quick ServiceBar0
Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
LoungeBar0
Victoria Falls Lounge
LoungeBar0
Dine with an Animal Specialist
Table ServiceLunch0
Jiko Wine Tasting
Quick ServiceWine Tasting0
Wanyama Safari and Dinner
Table ServiceDinner0

Resort Amenities & Activities

  • Pools
  • Arcade
  • Fitness Center
  • Playgrounds
  • Campfire
  • Shopping
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
  • Merchandise Delivery & Pick Up
  • Self-Parking

Resort Transportation Options

  • Bus
  • Minnie Van (extra expense)
  • Uber / Lyft (extra expense)

Resort Parking

Effective for reservations starting March 21, 2018 and after, Walt Disney World will charge a parking fee for overnight self-parking at all resorts. The fees will vary depending on resort level.

For all 2019 arrivals and any reservations made on or before June 18, 2019 for arrivals in 2020:

  • Value Resorts: $13 per night
  • Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

For all 2019 arrivals and any reservations made on or after June 18, 2019 for arrivals in 2020:

  • Value Resorts: $15 per night
  • Moderate Resorts: $20 per night
  • Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $25 per night

The parking fees will be applied to the hotel bill upon check out.

For Day Guests, standard daytime parking will remain the same for resort visiting, shopping, dining, etc.

Valet parking is also available at select Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villa Resorts for $33 per night (sales tax included).

Disney Vacation Members will not be charged for overnight parking if staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa. Member will also not be charged when using vacation points to stay at a WDW Resort.

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