• On Jul 16, 2021
    Linda from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    1. Is there any word on Boma restaurant opening when AKL opens in August? 2. How do I go about requesting a room near the entrance/front desk?

    Hakuna Matata, Linda!

    Hello and thanks for bringing your question to planDisney where we love to help guests even more than Zazu loves to lecture Simba. Linda, I can't get enough of Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and the WILD friends you'll find on the savanna. I hope you have time scheduled to wander around the animal overlooks and enjoy the atmosphere of this resort.

    Since you have a specific room location request in mind, I recommend calling and asking a Cast Member to note your request on your reservation. When I last called in, I did need to wait on hold for a bit before speaking with a Cast Member, so make sure you call at a convenient time for you to be on hold. While Cast Members do their best to honor requests, please note that these can't be guaranteed.

    Now, Linda, let's talk about dining at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. At this time we don't yet have an opening date for Boma- Flavors of Africa, but I'll be wishing on a star for you that an announcement is made before your visit. I am happy to share that when I was last at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge I did come across the famous Zebra Dome treats available in the refrigerated case at Johari Treasures (located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village)!

    Finally, Linda, while this is NOT located inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, did you know that Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park recently reopened? With new family-style options, you may want to peruse the menu offerings in case this option piques your interest!

    Best wishes, Linda, for a Magical visit. If you have additional questions, please come on back to planDisney.

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