Animal Kingdom Lodge Recreation
Famous Disney service and deluxe amenities combine to create an unforgettable
adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The resort features a 9,000-square-foot,
themed feature pool -- which offers a poolside view of the savannah --
as well as two bubbling spas. The Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center
offers facials, body treatments and massage therapy. Featured for the
younger set: Simba's Cubhouse, a children's activity center; Pumbaa's
Fun and Games arcade; a pool; and the Hakuna Matada Playground.
The resort features a 9,000-square-foot, themed feature pool -- Uzima,
which means "clear water" -- a zero-depth
entry pool, with a 67-foot-long water slide.
It offers a poolside view of the savannah -- as well as
two bubbling spas.
Younger Guests will have fun in the
Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center
Pamper yourself with facials, body treatments
and various massages. Work out on state-of-the-art exercise equipment,
make an appointment for a personal training session and take advantage
of amenities including dry saunas and steam rooms.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Lodge Animal Programs
Join the Safari Guides at the Arusha Rock Overlook viewings
and activities honoring the creatures of the savanna. The Safari
Guides are very knowledgable and will answer any questions you may
have about the animals.
Go on a cultural safari, watch animals at play
at dusk with night vision, try your hand as a junior researcher,
or watch animal handlers feed the pelicans and flamingos.
Sit back in one of the chairs around the firepit for nightly African
24-Hour Animal Viewing Opportunities
The savannah is home to more than 200 mammals and birds representing
a cross-section of the African palette -- greater kudu, Grant's zebra,
wildebeest, giraffe, impala, marabou stork to name a few. Thirty percent
of the mammal species are Walt Disney World-exclusive to Disney's Animal
Kingdom Lodge. The hoofstock and birds roam freely on the savannah where
resort guests may enjoy 24-hour viewing opportunities.
Programs for all Ages
A series of kid-friendly programs and adult enrichment opportunities
at the resort increase guests' knowledge and appreciation of the African
culture. Children can hear African folklore around the outdoor firepit,
become a Junior Safari Researcher or Junior Chef of the Day at the resort.
Guests of all ages can also learn from the lodge's Savannah Guides in
programs that show differences in animals' physical and naturalistic
behavior, while adults take part in wine tasting (the resort boasts the
largest collection of South African wines anywhere in the United States)
or a self-guided tour of the resort's extensive art collection.
Recreation activities guide (pdf)
Landscape design at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge began long before
the resort opened its doors, with the first vegetation planted and secured
two years prior to opening. The rich environment is designed to simulate
the landscape systems of the African continent -- forested lands, river
systems, grasslands and the bush. Tall thryalis and pampas
grass cover the ground in front of the resort, while red and pink hibiscus,
bright clusters of red, orange and scarlet Ixora, fragrant white jasmine and
green pygmy date palms border the Uzima Pool. Behind the lodge
on Arusha Rock kopje is the signature tree, Peltophorum dubium --
or Yellow Flame Tree -- the canopy tree most recognized as the one on
the African plain.