Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Reopening To All Guests


With Disney making daily changes to return the parks and properties to their pre Covid glory, Resort Hotels are continuing to open, and the most recent one has just been announced. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is reopening to all guests on August 26.

The resort villas at this location reopened last summer, but that was exclusively for Disney Vacation Club members and DVC rentals. This was the case with many of the Disney properties, and highlighted the benefit to being a Disney Vacation Club member or renting DVC points to stay at Disney’s Deluxe resorts. Along with early access to this Deluxe resort, members and renters are able to avail themselves of other benefits like, skipping out on parking fees and foregoing the nightly tax rates that are charged when paying cash to book directly from Disney. However, now the hotel rooms will be reopening as well, allowing more guests to visit this spectacularly-themed resort.

For those that are looking to book a room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, reservations opened on June 16th.

Currently, two of the on property restaurants, Jiko and Boma, will remain closed, but Disney will most likely announce they’re reopening dates soon as well. Stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog to get updates on DVC resorts, and Disney theme parks.

This is just one of the newest development of Disney’s phased reopening, and things are starting to move quickly. Mask and physical distancing requirements have changed, as well as the return of fireworks. Guests can expect to see more resort hotels opening in the upcoming months.

What do you think about the reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on August 26th? Will you be booking a room here for your Disney World trip? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.