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My family goes to Walt Disney World quite often. In fact, we are Disney Vacation Club members so we are there at least twice a year, if not more. One of our favorite places to stay is the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Yes, it is a bit far away from most of the parks (not Animal Kingdom of course), but it is still a great place to stay. I totally adore the lobby and all of it’s decor. Plus, Boma is one of the best places to eat in all of Disney!

Last year, for the first time since becoming DVC members, we stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge again. The DVC room included a little cooking area with a microwave and fridge, whereas the room we stayed in at Jambo House which was not DVC did not have this. That was quite the perk for us. There was even a toaster which made it easy to have breakfast in the morning before we hit the parks (unless we had an awesome character meal for breakfast planned of course).

Animal Kingdom Lodge View From Room

The view from our balcony at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Honestly though, the best thing about the Animal Kingdom Lodge is the ability to have your morning coffee (or a night cap) on the balcony while watching the animals. I am talking giraffes, winderbeasts, zebras, and so much more. In every room there is a check list that you can use to check off all the different species you see during your trip. This is one of my girls’ favorite activities when we go!

Take a Video Tour

Now is a great time to join the Disney Vacation Club if you are not a member already. We don’t regret a thing – except not purchasing earlier! With the Disney Vacation Club we have secured amazing family vacations for the next 50 years.