Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Resort is an immersive experience into life in the wild animal kingdom. It is one of the best resorts at Walk Disney World today. They have truly captured the essence of the African savanna in the lodge and its surroundings. This is one of the key reasons why NH Travel Agents love Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and you just might love it too!
The animal kingdom is divided into two main sub-resorts. The first is the Jambo House. This is the main guest area of the animal kingdom resort. The other is the Kidani Village. The village is part of the Disney Vacation Club Villas. It is a short 10-15 walk between the two areas, or you can use the Disney bus system.
The Jambo House
When you walk into the Jambo house, your first impression is going to be how stunning this place is. The lobby alone feels like you stepped into another world filled with comfortable seating areas. Throughout the lobby room, you will find tv screens filled with Disney cartoons for the kids. This is a perfect place to reconnect with family members after small excursions out and about.
The Jambo House is full of mystery and wonder. It seems like every corner you turn you find something new to discover. Wild animals are at every corner of the resort making it a constant adventure of learning new things.
The resort is laid out like a horseshoe with the lobby in the center of the grounds. Everywhere you go, you will see signs telling you about the animals that you see. The views throughout the resort are breath taking. This resort offers you a unique looking into the African world of these wild animals.
One of the unique features of the Animal Kingdom is the 11,000 square foot pool which boasts a small water slide. It also has a small children’s pool and two hot tubs for adults. The pool is located alongside the Uzumaki Savanna, which allows you to cool off and still see a flock of flamingos as well as other animals.
Disney doesn’t stop there, though. You will find a full-service spa and fitness center at the Animal Kingdom. There are a sauna and steam rooms available too. If you really want to unwind schedule a massage or a body treatment while the rest of the family relaxes in the pool.
The main restaurant on the grounds is the “Jiko” (The Cooking Place). It is a fine dining establishment where prices range from nine dollars to forty-one dollars for a steak. They have a very extensive range of exotic foods like:
- Wild boar tenderloin
- Seared duck breast
- Wild striped bass
- Seared salmon
- Beef short ribs
This restaurant fills up quickly so don’t expect to get a seat quickly when you walk in off the street. Call and make a reservation ahead of time, you won’t be disappointed by the food.
The room layout is typical of most resorts in the lodge. You have two queen beds, one queen bed and a set of bunkbeds or a king bed with a daybed. There are chairs, television, table, and vanity all of the typical things you would expect in a room.
Some of the finer details that you may not see right away that make this a deluxe resort are:
- Ornate wood carvings
- Two under-mounted sinks with marble countertops
- LCD HDTV with a plug for an x-box
- Makeup Mirror
- Iron/Ironing board
- In-room safe
- Ceiling fan
- Free Wireless Internet
- Newspaper delivery
Overall Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort offers the features that you would expect for a deluxe package. This is one of the many reasons why NH Travel Agents love vacation packages with Disney.