Celebrating Animal Kingdom Lodge’s AAA 4-Diamond status

Congratulations to Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Congrats to Animal Kingdom Lodge! We’re celebrating AKL’s latest and greatest achievement: AAA 4-Diamond status!

The Disney Parks Blog reports that AKL joins six other Walt Disney World resorts — Boardwalk, Contemporary, Polynesian, Beach Club, Yacht Club and Grand Floridian — in its AAA 4-Diamond status.

Only 4 percent of hotels around the world receive this status, which goes to show that Disney World prides itself on creating world-class, unique resorts with a big commitment to service.

AKL General Manager Kim Marinaccio gives credit to the resort’s awesome cast members, saying that they aim for “jamala” (the Swahili word for “courtesy and refinement”), and wholeheartedly embrace the warm African culture.

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