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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort Update

Download a completely updated set of pages for your PassPorter -- all about Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort is described in full in PassPorter Walt Disney World 2001 on pages 40-43, and briefly in PassPorter Walt Disney World 2000 on page 95. Updates, changes, and interesting tidbits about the resort are listed to the right. Links of interest, if any are available, are below.

Update: We stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge for a week starting on opening day, April 16, 2001. We've brought back a detailed first-hand account for you!

Updated 06/27/06

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General Update
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge opened on April 16, 2001. The Lodge is a deluxe resort located in the Animal Kingdom Resorts area. It is located a mile southwest of Disney's Animal Kingdom, located off Osceola Parkway.

Rooms (& Layout) Update
The Lodge boasts 1293 rooms, of which all but 100 overlook the Lodge's own 33-acre savannah with grazing zebra, giraffe, antelopes, and more than 200 birds. The Lodge has an African theme, with thatched roofs, reed walls, and tribal shields contributing to the look and feel of an African village. The six-story, 800,000-square-foot Lodge is shaped like a horseshoe

Food (Dining & Lounging) Update
The Lodge offers three restaurants: Jiko (upscale, fresh meals); Boma (family buffet); and Mara (quick-service dining). Room service is also available.

Recreation (Playing & Relaxing) Update
One swimming pool, slide, two spas (hot tubs), child's wading pool, and a playground.

Transportation (Getting About) Update
Buses only.

Notes (& Tips) Update
The new Lodge was modeled after the successful Wilderness Lodge, but with an African theme. 

We strongly recommend you get a savanna-view room to get the most out of your stay.

Ratings Update
None yet.

Resort Map Update
We have a complete map of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in the 2001 edition of PassPorter. We have made updates to it, which you'll find in the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Update.

Best Locations Update
None yet.

Rates Update
Lodge room rates run from about $200 for a standard room and up to $500 a night for a suite.

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