As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I am always telling my clients how important it is to stay at Disney resorts because of all the perks staying on a Disney property gives them when planning a vacation. However, Disney resorts offer guests a unique vacation experience that goes beyond the perks of the parks. Each resort has a unique theme and envelopes guests in charm and character.
Disney offers guests something unique at each Disney resort. This blog will give you a little overview of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. We expect to see animals at The Animal Kingdom Park, but at the lodge? Remember this is Disney so the answer YES! You will discover over 30 species of African wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu, and flamingos. Each room offers a guide to help you identify all the animals you can see on the property.
Disney Resorts Offer Great Spots to Relax
Sick of the crowds at the parks? Take your vacation to the next level. We often find ourselves enjoying the luxury of the various Disney resorts and The Animal Kingdom Lodge offers guests some beautiful places to do just that. Escape the Florida heat in an 11,000-square-foot pool with an exciting waterslide and gently sloping, zero-depth entry point similar to that of a natural watering hole. The pool area is trees and Floridian palms, and Uzima Pool includes a children’s wading pool and 2 whirlpool spas.
Guests can also cool off at Samawati Springs Pool, which offers a thrilling waterslide, 2 whirlpool spas and Uwanja Camp—an animal observation site-themed water playground with squirting Venus flytraps, a rope bridge, water cannons and more. Samawati Springs Pool, located just a short walk away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.
Children ages 3 to 12 can enjoy arts and crafts, watch Disney movies, play with a variety of toys, video, and board games, and even make new friends! Dinner, snacks, themed activities and cool keepsakes make it an experience they’ll rave about for days to come.
Disney Resorts of Great Dining
All of the Disney resorts offer amazing dining options and the Animal Kingdom Lodge is no exception. Enjoy an African style buffet for African themed dishes from over 50 African countries.
Enjoy African cooking with an Indian flare at Sanaa. Enjoy Indian-style bread service, refreshing salads, slow-cooked meats and decadent desserts. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Visit Jiko and discover a delicious blend of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. You will enjoy a variety of meats, vegetables for both children and adults, all infused with the flavors unique to these regions.
Evenings at The Animal Kingdom Lodge
As the day winds down take a few minutes to watch the animals eat dinner, or relax around one of the fire pits at the animal observatory area. Children can watch movies under the stars. Disney resorts are great for long evenings of relaxation and fun. Don’t miss the advantages that a Disney resort can offer.