Balcony at Disney's Animal Kingdom resort
  • On Jan 15, 2023
    Andy from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What rooms provide the best viewing of animals at the Animal Lodge Savannah view and how do I request that room?

    Jambo Andy,

    Welcome back to planDisney! Thank you so much for bringing your question to us today!

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of my favorite Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotels, largely thanks to the incredible animals who call it home. The Savanna view rooms are some of the best and most popular rooms at the resort for a reason; the views are outstanding. Overall the theming is spectacular at the resort, and you really feel like you have stepped into a stunning African oasis as soon as you arrive.

    Unfortunately, what makes Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge so unique (the live animals) also makes it the most unpredictable. Our animal friends at the resort can roam wherever they want in their savannas, so pinpointing the perfect resort room to enhance your chances of having the best views is somewhat tricky. I do know, though, that there are three different savannas at Jambo House: the Uzima, Arusha, and the Sunset Savanna. Each one has views of the various animals who call this resort home. Most of my friends say they love the Sunset Savanna the best because it is the largest savanna, but I’ve stayed in rooms that overlook Arusha before and loved it as well. With that said, rooms along the Kudu and Zebra trails (and nearer to the lobby) typically have an increased chance of seeing many savanna favorites. You can make requests for rooms through the My Disney Experience mobile app.

    Once you open the mobile app, click the three horizontal lines in the bottom right-hand corner. Select “Future Plans” from the menu and select your reservation. You should see an option to “Check-In.” Once selected, you will see an option to make a room request. There are typically multiple requests you can make, but I caution you from selecting too many options. A specific room request is definitely not guaranteed, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Prioritize what is most important to you to increase your chances of getting the room you want. You can also call a Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Reservations if you would like them to help you make the room requests.

    I hope this was helpful, Andy! No matter where you stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, I’m sure you will have a roaring good time! If you need anything else, please come back and see us.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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