This month, our “Beyond the Parks” series is going to focus on some of Walt Disney World’s best resorts. These resorts have so much to see and do, they are worth a visit even if you aren’t staying there!!
In the spring of 2001, Walt Disney World opened the doors to its newest and most unique resort, the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The African-themed deluxe resort features Savannas where guests and visitors can see a variety of live animals grazing from public viewing areas or even their balconies.
The animals alone make this resort incredible and worth visiting, but Disney didn’t stop there. The resort is amazing in so many other ways as well.
|photo credit: Stuck in Customs via photopin cc|
The African theming is beautiful. The grandeur of the main lobby is simply breath-taking. African artwork and artifacts on display throughout the resort and the subtle touches that Disney is so well known for ensure that there is always something to discover.
Cast Members from Africa add their stories to the tale that Disney is creating here, whether it is simply by sharing an infectious smile with guests, or by inviting guests to share in their culture through some of the resort activities.
An important part of any culture is its food. The Animal Kingdom Lodge features some of the best restaurants on property, blending African-inspired dishes with American fare. Our whole family found something to enjoy while eating here.
Jiko, the Cooking Place
Boma – Flavors of Africa
|Bella takes her marshmallow roasting very seriously.|