The Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

A remarkable fusion of luxury, wildlife, and the enchantment of Disney awaits you at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Like Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this is a deluxe level resort. This unique African-inspired resort offers an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. It has exceptional theming, incredible dining options, as well as its close proximity to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. There are countless reasons why staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is an absolute must! Let’s delve into the top five reasons why this resort should be at the top of your accommodation list.

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Immersive African-Inspired Theming

As you step foot into Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, you’ll instantly be transported to the heart of Africa. There is intricately designed architecture and authentic African artwork adorning the walls. Every aspect of this resort is quite frankly awe inspiring.

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The lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

In addition, the resort boasts a remarkable savanna on property. There are more than 30 species of African wildlife roaming freely just outside the rooms. Wouldn’t you love to witness giraffes, zebras, and other magnificent creatures from the comfort of your room’s balcony or one of the many viewing areas around the resort? You can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and ambiance of Africa while on vacation to Disney World.

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The Animal Kingdom Lodge Safari photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Breathtaking Accommodations

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers a range of accommodations to suit all levels of travel groups. The resort features two sections: Jambo House and Kidani Village. Jambo House offers a grand and luxurious setting, while Kidani Village provides a more intimate and tranquil atmosphere.

A close look at a safari viewing area and rooms at AKL photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

From standard rooms to spacious 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and grand suites, each accommodation offers a cozy and elegant escape from the excitement of the parks. Many rooms also provide stunning savanna views, ensuring that your stay is as magical as possible.

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Unparalleled Dining Experiences

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The resort features a remarkable selection of dining options that cater to a variety of palates. Jiko – The Cooking Place, the resort’s signature restaurant, offers a fusion of African, Indian, and Mediterranean flavors, complemented by an extensive African wine list.  

Sanaa, located at Kidani Village, showcases vibrant African cuisine with an Indian twist, accompanied by breathtaking views of the savanna.  For a quick bite or delicious snacks, visit The Mara or enjoy a refreshing beverage at Victoria Falls Lounge. Each dining experience is an opportunity to indulge in the vibrant flavors of Africa.

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Proximity to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

One of the best aspects of staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is its proximity to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. It’s a short bus ride to the park. This allows you to maximize your time and enjoy all the enchantment the park has to offer.

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Take a thrilling ride on Expedition Everest and immerse yourself in the mythical world of Pandora – The World of Avatar before the park officially opens. The best is taking an adventure on Kilimanjaro Safari early in the morning when the animals are all active. Being just moments away ensures a seamless and convenient experience.

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Exceptional Recreation and Amenities

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers an array of recreational activities and amenities to ensure that your stay is filled with excitement and relaxation. Take a dip in one of the resort’s stunning pools, including the Uzima Springs Pool with its thrilling waterslide.  

Safari viewing window in the lobby
Safari Viewing at Animal Kingdom Lodge photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

The resort has offered an African wine tasting experience in the past. Also, you can take a guided resort tour as well as book a sunset safari with night vision equipment.  HINT: The animals are most active at night. As other Disney Deluxe level resorts, there is also a fitness center, arcade, laundry facilities, an extensive gift shop and more.

Animal Kingdom gift shop
Animal Kingdom gift shop photo credit: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a great place to experience to both African culture and the magic of Disney. The detailed theming of this resort will amaze you! The amenities and accomidations make your stay feel luxurious. The proximity to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park feels convenient. Lastly, as a guest of a Disney World Deluxe Resort, you can enjoy the theme parks earlier and later than the general public with early park entry and extra magic hours.

If you are interested in more information on this stunning resort or any Disney vacation package, contact our friends at DizN Vacations. You can also fill out a free no obligation quote form for your next trip. DizN Vacations are experts on planning successful vacations to Disney destinations. They can help you create a personalized Disney experience.

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