Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Apr 30, 2022
    Micah from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, Can I swim at the pool at the Animal Kingdom Lodge on the day of my arrival if I arrive before my check in time of 3pm?

    Welcome to planDisney, Micah!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is possibly my favorite resort. The lobby is so awe-inspiring that it always leaves me with my jaw on the floor when I first walk into it. The theming of this resort is also stunning–everything from the décor to the music. The restaurants are also some of the best on property. I think Boma - Flavors of Africa is the best buffet at Walt Disney World. I also recommend the Indian-style bread service at Saana. And if you want to really enjoy a meal you'll never forget, Jiko - The Cooking Place won't disappoint. And, of course, where else in America can you wake up with African wildlife outside your bedroom window?

    And here's the good news: you can totally enjoy the pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge whilst you wait for your room to be ready. You can even pick up complimentary towels by the pool area. I actually did this when I stayed there in December. I checked in and my room wasn't ready. So I got changed in the restroom and spent a couple of hours at the pool. It was so relaxing after a day of traveling. 

    You're going to have a magical time, Micah. Enjoy every enchanting moment.


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I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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