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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Giraffes roam the preserve at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

FLORIDA

Orlando
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Exterior view of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Antelopes, gazelles and giraffes, oh my! Leave it to Disney — creators of "The Lion King" — to bring the savannas of Africa to Orlando. Four tropical savannas, to be precise, separated by guest room wings. Make sure to ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the wildlife ... and don't be surprised when a zebra or wildebeest strolls by (at a safe distance). African style pervades this resort and wildlife preserve, from the thatched roofs to handcrafted artifacts to regional cuisines. Kids are invited to participate in cultural safaris, night vision animal viewing and African drumming; as well, they can hit the waterslide at Samawati Springs pool or view the flamingoes while they play at Hakuna Matata Playground. Adults who want a night out on their own can entrust kids aged three to twelve to Simba's Clubhouse, featuring supervised activities, Disney movies (big surprise) and dinner.

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