Why You Should Stay At Animal Kingdom Lodge (Video)



The Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of Disney’s most unique and one of a kind Disney Vacation Club Resorts. There are a ton of reasons why you should stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, at least once on your Disney vacation, but chances are once will not be enough when you experience everything they have to offer.

Savanna View From Your Private Villa

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Spot Animals on the Savanna From Your Private Villa at Animal Kingdom Villas

One of the most iconic parts of staying in Animal Kingdom Lodge is getting to enjoy the Savanna views. Both the Jambo House and Kidani Village boast animal views, so either choice you pick will have this option. There is no better way to start the day than to look out your window and be able to spot a giraffe or buffalo. The views are so peaceful and make you feel close to nature, creating a truly one of a kind experience.

Unique Resort Activities For The Whole Family

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There Are Plenty of Great Family-Friendly Activities to Do At This DVC Resort

Every DVC resort is family friendly, however, Animal Kingdom Lodge has to be one of the best, due to the large number of unique resort activities that they offer for the whole family. This resort offers incredible recreation amenities including:

  • Pools and Water Slides
  • Campfire Activities at Jambo House
  • Hakuna Matata Playground
  • Pumba’s Fun and Games Arcade
  • Movies Under the Stars

There is something for everyone at this resort, and your family is sure to have the time of their lives and make magical memories as well.

One-Of-A-Kind Restaurants On-Property

Indian-style bread service with 4 dipping sauces from Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Villas
Indian-style bread service with 4 dipping sauces from Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Villas

Animal Kingdom Lodge features a large number of options when it comes to dining, and all are one-of-a-kind experiences. The dining options at this Disney Vacation Club Resort are:

  • Boma – Flavors of Africa in Jambo House
  • The Mara in Jambo House
  • Sanaa in Kidani Village
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place in Jambo House

In addition to the sit down dining listed above, there are also multiple lounges and bars available to guests. Each dining location offers authentic menus that will transport guests to another continent.

Community Hall

Community Hall at Animal Kingdom Lodge
Community Hall at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Another great activity that is available at many of the DVC resorts is Community Halls. The Community Hall at Animal Kingdom Lodge is a great place for families to build memories, relax, or spend a rainy day. They offer extras such as games, arts and crafts, and more for families to reconnect outside of the hustle and bustle of the Disney Parks.

Kidani Village Pool

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Kidani Village Pool Features Waterslides For All Ages

Yes, pools would normally be included in the resort activities section. However, the Kidani Village Pool is so spectacular, it truly needs its own heading. This pool is amazing and fun for all ages. It features multiple water slides, a large main pool, and even a splash pad for smaller children.

Let’s Wrap This Up…

Although Animal Kingdom Lodge is further out than the other Disney Vacation Club resorts, it has so much to offer that more than make up for the distance. From the incredible dining experiences, variety of family friendly activities, and the breathtaking animals; this resort is Easy to fall in love with.

Have you ever stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge? Do you want to? Check out our Animal Kingdom DVC resale listings or DVC confirmed reservations at Animal Kingdom to see how you can visit this unique resort for your next Disney vacation. You can always fill in a contact form to speak with one of our knowledgable agents to see if it is the right resort for your family.

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.

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