Giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Bertha from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are resort hopping to Animal Kingdom Lodge and are planning our morning there! What activities are available? Are the drum circles happening in the morning?

    Jambo, Bertha! Welcome to planDisney! Thank you so, so much for bringing us your question. I'm so happy so see you here!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is definitely one of my favorite Disney Resorts Collection hotels on property. It's truly wonderful to walk around and enjoy all the sights, sounds, and smells of the African savanna. I just know that you are going to have the most wonderful morning over there!

    Bertha, the Animal Kingdom Lodge offers a ton of fun activities for Guests of all ages. If you're planning on spending your morning at the hotel, I suggest that you make a breakfast reservation at Boma - Flavors of Africa. This delicious buffet begins serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m., so it could be the perfect start to your adventurous day! After you're done eating breakfast, you could head back to the Lobby to enjoy the Jambo House Lobby Art Tour. This tour takes place daily at 11:00 a.m., and it begins right by the Lobby entrance.

    If you and your travel party are into arcade games, you could also head to Pumbaa's Fun and Games Arcade, which is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Simba's Activity Center, where you'll be able to design your own African-inspired jewelry and ceramics, is also open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Now, if you'd like to explore the savannas, I really encourage you to step outside as early as possible. Some animals, like zebras, are much more active in the morning! Finally, you're also welcome to collect multiple beads throughout the Resort by completing activities hosted by an African Cultural Representative by partaking in the String of Memories Activities. These take place throughout the day, but the earliest time slot is 10:30 a.m., by the Arusha Savanna Overlook.

    As far as entertainment goes, you'll find drum circles, African wood carving, and more at the Lobby throughout the day! These incredible entertainment offerings don't really have set times, but you'll probably be able to experience at least one of them during your visit. If you'd like to know which activities will be offered while you're there, I encourage you to stop by the Front Desk so that a friendly Cast Member can hand you the resort recreation schedule!

    I hope you have the most wonderful time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge later this month, Bertha! If you have any other questions, Hakuna Matata! No worries. We're always available here at planDisney, and we'll always be happy to help! Have an amazing week. See you real soon!

    Warm hugs,

    Ana Paula
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