Welcome to the Animal Kingdom Lodge!
We have some great posts up over on the Blog ! Find out some of the best ways to relax at the AKL!
What makes the Animal Kingdom Lodge unique among the WDW Resort hotels? Find out what we think!
Do you have a favorite vacation planning resource? Find out more about our favorite planning resources on the blog!
We love grabbing a quick bite at Mara! And don't forget about the incredible cultural programs at the Animal Kingdom Lodge!
We have a list of the Top 10 Things To Do at the Animal Kingdom Lodge
How do you like to spend a resort day at the Animal Kingdom Lodge? We have some ideas on the blog for the Top 5 Ways to Spend a Resort Day!
And if the kids are looking for something fun to do, we have some ideas!
Did you know you can catch a movie under the stars at the Animal Kingdom Lodge? Check it out on the blog!
Online Check-in is now available 60 days in advance of your resort stay.
What is the AKL Resort?
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African-themed "deluxe" resort in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA. It is located very close to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park and has uniquely situated itself amidst 33 acres of savanna land--and the 200 species of animals that call it home! That's right--guests at AKL have the opportunity to view and observe a private animal reserve, populated with hundreds of indigenous African animals, directly from their hotel room balconies. This experience is unparalled anywhere outside of the African plains.
View of Arusha Savanna
In addition to the unbelievable opportunity to wake up to the sound of zebras munching breakfast outside of your window, Animal Kingdom Lodge guests are provided a luxurious resort hotel setting, with a AAA Four Diamond rating. The Resort is complete with top-notch service, unique restaurants--including the largest collection of South African wines in North America, a multi-service, award winning massage and fitness center, a zero-entry pool, two jacuzzi hot tubs, a tricked out kids' zone and babysitting center, and fun and educational activities for adults and children.
As if all that wasn't enough, the Animal Kingdom Lodge is also home to the Deluxe Villas of the Disney Vacation Club. Guests staying in the studios, one, two and three bedroom villas not only have access to all of the facilities available at Jambo House, but enjoy the expansive amenities of Kidani Village.
We hope you'll enjoy AKL as much as we do, and are taking this opportunity to give you a little overview of the resort. Feel free to check out and make comments on the Animal Kingdom Lodge image galleries; and discuss your upcoming trip, or ask questions about AKL and Walt Disney World!
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AKL rooms 2
AKL Rug in Boma waiting area
Animal viewing area
Animal viewing guide
Arusha Savanna 1
Back of lobby
Bridge over lobby
Bus Stop sign
Front of lobby
Hallway display 1
Hallway display 2
Hallway display 3
Hallway display 4
Hallway display 5
Hidden Mickeys in hallway carpeting
Hotel rooms and Savanna
Lobby Chandeliers 1
Lobby detail 2
Lobby seating areas
Pool area map
Presentation room and seating area
Savanna animals 2
Savanna Animals 3
Savanna view 2
Savanna view 3
Savanna view 4
Seating area 2
Seating area and presentation room
Seating area and presentation room 2
Second floor exit to Arusha savanna
Staircase from 2nd Floor
Staircase to second floor
Storytelling firepit by Arusha savanna
View of pool area
View of pool area 1
View of pool area 3
View of pool area 4
Another warrior shield
Arusha savanna and storytelling firepit
Arusha savanna view
Elevator advertisements 2
Front door art
Front door art notice
Lobby bridge 2
Lobby bridge 3
Lobby decor detail
Lobby elevator area chandelier
Lobby elevator waiting area floor
Lobby light fixture
Lobby picture window
Lobby view 2
Lobby view 3
Lobby view 4
Outdoor viewing area
Pathway to bus stops
Railings and suites
Savanna and construction view
Stairs to lobby from second floor
Storytelling area and arusha savana
Storytelling firepit and picture window
Vending and ice machines
Vending and Ice machines 2
View of restaurant area and pool
View of second floor from lobby
AKL approach 2
Entrance overhang 2
Entrance Plaza 2
Entrance Plaza 3
AKL check in and concierge desks
AKL children\'s waiting area
AKL hidden mickey
AKL mail slot and ATM
Arusha Viewing point
Lobby fireplace 2
Magical Express bus stop
Viewing Spot Zebra Trail
Decoration in Porte Cochere Outside
Garland in lobby
Gift wrapped package decoration in Zawadi Marketplace
Gold ornament on main tree
HUGE lobby tree
Leopard Print Ornament
Lobby tree bow
Ornament on main tree
Tree in zawadi marketplace
Wreath in zawadi marketplace
Zebra ornament on main tree
Baby Okapi Born 10/1/2011 at Animal Kingdom Lodge
DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2013
Mara Walkway Construction
Kidani Village Bus Screen
Jambo House Construction
Mara Walkway Construction
Kidani Village Bus Stop
DFB Guide to the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival ebook
Culinary Exploration at the Animal Kingdom Lodge
Cultural Respresentative program
Cultural Representatives at AKL
DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2014 ebook
DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2015
2015 Christmas tree at Animal Kingdom Lodge
DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016 e-book