When it comes to magical places to stay, few compare to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Standing proudly in 43 acres of savannah, guests are left feeling like they have just stepped in to the heart of Africa. Prize views over the vast grassland and watch over 30 species of African wildlife roam, including giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and flamingos.
Taking influence from a traditional African kraal, this lodge-style resort blends rustic thatched ceilings, hand-carved furnishings and African artefacts, embellished with all of the modern touches for an unforgettable stay. Not forgetting an Olympic-sized swimming pool, award-winning dining options, campfire activities, children's club, spa, and fitness centre too.
This Disney hotel is in prime position inside the Walt Disney World Resort making it ultra-convenient for all this amazing park has to offer.
A wealth of on-site facilities await guests at Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Orlando. Highlights include: two swimming pools with water slides and whirlpools, fitness centre, jogging trails, spa services, Simbas' Cubhouse (supervised activity centre for children), playground, children's water play area, games arcade, four restaurants, and four bars.
Other services include: concierge, shuttle service, gift shop, valet and self-parking, ATM, childcare services, laundry and dry cleaning, locker rentals, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Food, drink & entertainment
Guests are left spoiled for choice when it comes to dining at this luxury Disney hotel. Discover fine dining at Jiko and sample African, Mediterranean and Indian flavours plus wine tasting experiences. Boma features a buffet with an extensive array of African favourites and American classics for breakfast and dinner, Sanaa serves African and Indian cuisine with views over the savannah, and The Mara is the hotel's casual dining venue with authentic dishes and international favourites.
Guests can enjoy drinks and light bites poolside from the Maji Pool Bar and Uzima Springs Pool Bar, sample fragrant South African wines at the Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar, or unwind in the comfort of the Victoria Falls Lounge.
In the evenings, listen to enchanting stories while toasting marshmallows on a crackling campfire.
Sport, games & activities
The on-site Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center features state-of-the-art Life Fitness and Cybex equipment and offers rejuvenating spa services such as massages and facials.
For children there is the Hakuna Matata Playground, Pumba’s Fun and Games Arcade, water play area, and the Simbas' Cubhouse - a supervised activity centre for ages 3-12 years.
Explore more of the vast savannah on a Wanyama safari and dinner - a delicious multi-course meal followed by a private safari with the exotic animals.
Of course, guests can find more action-packed adventures at the nearby theme parks.
Rooms at this Disney hotel range from standard to two bedroom suites, each is styled with a traditional African flare for a truly unique experience. As standard, all rooms include: hairdryer, telephone, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, Pack 'n Play Crib, safe, and Wi-Fi.
Adrenaline rushes, spectacular shows, top-notch shopping and palm-fringed pools - who said Orlando was just for kids? This destination is soaked in Florida sunshine and packed with fun things to do.
Here you can experience white-knuckle rides, awesome animal shows, jaw-dropping firework displays and very special effects at some of the planet's most famous theme parks. And there's more: Orlando is home to brilliant golf courses, discount shopping malls and a huge choice of places to eat and drink. After a hard day having fun, chilling out beneath the tropical sunset with an ice cold cocktail takes some beating.
We've sourced a hand-picked selection of great places to stay to make your holiday in Orlando nothing short of amazing.
Orlando is warm and sunny all year round. Visit between November and April for low humidity and a fix of winter sun.
Orlando is home to the world's most dazzling attractions - and the theme parks are a great place to start. Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are all impressive in their own special way. Visit the Kennedy Space Centre, swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove, or head out to the Everglades on an airboat adventure. Play golf in the sunshine on first class courses, go shopping in big discount malls, or simply unwind by your hotel pool. Orlando holidays are all about fun things to do - the only problem you'll have is trying to cram everything into one trip...
There's an enormous choice of places to eat and drink in Orlando. All of the city's districts have plenty of restaurants, but a meander along International Drive will give you the chance to choose from the most eclectic menu: Chinese, steakhouses, big buffets, Indian, American, Italian, fast food, Mexican and much more. Both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando have night time complexes with plenty of eateries on site.
The entertainment in Orlando is non-stop and it definitely doesn't quieten down after sunset. If you want to continue the theme park fun into the night, head to entertainment complexes CityWalk at Universal Orlando, or Downtown Disney within Walt Disney World Resort. On buzzing International Drive, you can enjoy everything from show dinners and cocktail bars to pubs and nightclubs.
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