The Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World is amazing like unbelievably amazing. Plus, it is set up perfect for a family. No shocker there.

The past few days I have been on a work retreat at Disney. I am loving staying here. There’s just so much packed into one hotel, granted this is no ordinary hotel, this is one of the nicest hotels at Disney.

They have 2 outdoor pools, multiple restaurants, and a poolside bar. The resort is smoke-free!

Animal Kingdom Lodge Restaurants

I’ve been lucky enough to eat at three restaurants here Mara, Sanaa, and Jiko. I have not tried Boma, their buffet restaurant.

Sanaa – Sanaa is fantastic and has excellent views of the animals. While you dine on curry and you can watch the animals. 

Bread service at the Animal Kingdom

Bread service at the Animal Kingdom at Sanaa.

Jiko – Jiko is an amazing experience, but it’s expensive. 

Mara – Mara is super affordable. It’s the resort’s grab-and-go restaurant. They have one of the best desserts at Disney, Zebra Domes.

Here are some pictures of my room. I had it all to myself since my husband is still deployed and left the kids at home with Grandma.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Rooms

The room I was in had one queen bed, bunk beds, and a portable crib in the closet. This means a family of five could stay in here no problem!

Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World

In-Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docks
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Private balcony
Animal Kingdom Lodge

There was a coffee maker and a mini-fridge.

Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World

Through the window, there is a lovely patio with chairs so you can sit and watch the animals.

Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World
Animal Kingdom Lodge

There was a double sink area and a separate room with a shower and toilet.  In my opinion, it is often the bathroom area that can show the age of the hotel and it looked brand new.

Animal Kingdom Lodge room

30 Different Animals

You can find 30 species of African wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu, and flamingos at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. They have a Wildlife Field Guide in your room to help you identify each animal. 
view from the Animal Kingdom Lodge
view from the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Check current rates.

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For discounted rates on the Animal Kingdom check out Undercover Tourist’s current rates. Chances are, you can save quite a bit. Like $100 a night! 

2901 Osceola Parkway

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8410