What Makes the Animal Kingdom Lodge Unique

Jambo House Lobby

Fans of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge know it has a special spot among all the hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort. And part of the reason that it holds a special place for so many guests is because of the unique things you’ll find at the hotel that you can’t find anywhere else.

First – and perhaps most obvious – on the list are the animals. Where else can you walk out on your room’s balcony and see a giraffe or zebra wander past? No where but the Animal Kingdom Lodge. And if you want to see the animals at night stop by the overlook for the Arusha savanna and ask a cast member for a pair of night vision goggles. Bet you can’t find those at any other Disney resort.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge is also home to cultural representatives who interact on many levels with the guests. The next time you’re at the hotel, take a few minutes and talk with one of the representatives – you’ll be happy that you did!

The hotel is also home to hundreds of pieces of authentic African art – and you’ll see some of it as soon as you enter the lobby. We suggest planning some time to explore the hotel so you can see the amazing artwork in the hallways, outside the elevators, and in the lobby.

Guests at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (and those visiting from other hotels) can take part in a variety of programs at the hotel including cultural immersion programs, animal programs, and our favorite the culinary exploration programs. If you’re interested in any of these programs stop by the front desk and inquire about times and availability.

What do you think makes the AKL unique among Walt Disney World Resort hotels? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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