Animal Kingdom Lodge: Rooms


🌟 Thank you for joining me in my first “official” Disney related post as we explore the wonderful world of room choices at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge! 🦁 For this post, I’ll be keeping the scope to room types only, leaving out suites and Disney Vacation Club options. Don’t worry though, there are more Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL for short) posts to come!

🦓When planning our stay, the first thing I considered was the view we wanted. You have several choices: standard, pool, resort, water, and savannah. Standard views typically encompass the parking lot, while the rest speak for themselves. But it’s the savannah views that truly captivate, offering glimpses of the animals right outside your room!! 🌿🐾Since we planned to spend a lot of time at the hotel and primarily go to Animal Kingdom, we opted for the savannah view. This is where you need to consider what is the most value add to you and what is best for your trip. Some questions I asked myself was, how much time will we spend in the room / is it most important to me to be able to use the resort amenities such as the pool. Had this been a situation where the priority was using the AKL pool at the most effective cost with little plan to actually be in the room, I would have opted for the standard view room.

⬆⬆Photos of our View/ Room⬆⬆

🛌Then, there’s the bed type to consider. We went with whatever was cheapest, but if you have more than two people in your group, you might prefer a room with two beds instead of one.💤

 🛎Lastly, there’s the option of booking a club-level room, which gives you access to the Club Level Lounge with complimentary refreshments like breakfast, evening drinks, and desserts. Since we had plans to dine at several different restaurants and spend time at the parks, we decided against it. However, if you’re planning a resort-only getaway with a focus on Animal Kingdom, it could be a great choice. I kept saying we should move to Orlando and do weekend club level staycations 😂!

One thing to keep in mind when booking is any special offers Disney World might have. As annual pass holders, we were able to save up to 35% on our stay, making it easier to justify upgrading to a deluxe savannah view room!

Choosing your room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is akin to engineering a custom experience. 🐾🌿Consider your priorities: savannah views, amenities, or club-level luxuries. It’s all about finding the right balance for your vacation. Evaluate your options, and keep an eye out for any discounts or special offers to enhance your stay. Happy planning!


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