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Animal Kingdom Lodge

At A Glance The new Animal Kingdom Safari Lodge is a 1,307 room resort located approximately a mile to the west of the Animal Kingdom theme park, off the Osceola Parkway.


The 1,307-room hotel Animal Kingdom Lodge is approximately one mile west of the Animal Kingdom park. Construction started in mid-1999, and the hotel opened in April 2001.



At Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney have created an African savanna filled with zebras, giraffes and other wildlife also on display at the new theme park.

The Lodge is similar in many respects to the successful Wilderness Lodge, though with an African theme.

"We're building a whole new savanna area,'' Walt Disney World President Al Weiss said. "We've actually had to raise the hotel up one level so the animals can wander underneath.''


There are 1,307 rooms at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, over three quarters of which overlook a 35 acre area of Savannah, stocked with various African game and wildlife. Some rooms will feature special access and facilities for the disabled.

The rooms are themed in keeping with the African resort theme, featuring thatched roofs and reed walls.

In total the resort totals approximately 800,000 square feett in size, spread over a total of five floors, in a horseshoe shape.

Baby-sitting and Child services are both available, along with Pak-n-Play cribs.


The 1,300-room hotel is one mile west of the Animal Kingdom park.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

PO Box 10,000
Lake Buena Vista,
FL 32830-1000


Since the new resort isn't on the existing Monorail run, the main transportation system is provided by the Disney Bus service.

The resort is close enough to Disney's Animal Kingdom for a boat-service to be built to transport guests between the resort and the theme park, possibly using the Animal Kingdom's now defunct Discovery River Boats, but as yet there are no plans for this to happen.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.



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