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Animal Kingdom Lodge
Animal Kingdom Lodge


April 16, 2001




African wildlife preserve


2901 Osceola Parkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


(407) 938-3000


Animal Kingdom Resort Area



Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African-themed deluxe resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. It opened on April 16, 2001. The resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is located in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area, adjacent to Disney's Animal Kingdom. It gives guests the opportunity to view grazing wildlife outside their rooms and public areas in the resort within proximity of the animals, conveying the feeling of being in an African savanna.


This hotel was designed by architect Peter Dominick, who also designed Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

On October 11, 2006, Disney announced to local media that Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge would become home to the newest Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas. On February 18, 2008, Disney announced the first phase of this expansion was complete, and included 109 rooms. The first phase of Kidani Village opened on May 1, 2009. At that time, the main lodge building was renamed Jambo House. The second phase was expected to open autumn 2009.

A separate building named Kidani Village was built to the west of the lodge and houses more than 300 villas. The Sunset Savanna was extended to the new structure and more species of animals were introduced. When lodging in a villa, guests can now stay on the club level. A concierge lounge serves a number of floors. A new pool exclusive to villa residents was built. It is more spacious than the villa pool, and features water slides and an aquatic playground.


  • Most rooms are available with either a king-size bed (available with daybed), two queen-size beds, or one queen-size bed and bunk beds (available with daybed).
  • Disabled accessible rooms are available.
  • Amenities including room service, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, and make-up mirrors are available for each room. In-room coffee makers and refrigerators are also available.
  • All Walt Disney World resorts are entirely non-smoking, made effective June 1, 2007.


  • Jiko: The Cooking Place
  • Boma: Flavors of Africa
  • The Mara
  • Sanaa

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