Animal Kingdom Lodge

Fun Facts

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  1. When the Animal Kingdom Lodge was being constructed, the construction workers created a construction area with a Mickey in it!
    REPORTED: GBL 28 OCT 99
    		
    		
    	 	
    AKL
  2. A working stream wanders around the lobby, around restaurants, meanders outside through the pool area, before entering the 74-acre tropical savannah.
  3. Guests can watch the free roaming animals through the resort's huge picture windows, their room balconies, or along the elevated areas around the lodge, putting them within 15 feet of the animals. Thirty-six species of mammals and 26 species of birds live on the vast plain, including giraffe, zebra, Thomson's gazelle, ostrich, flamingo, African spoonbill and sacred ibis. There are more than 75 mammals and 130 birds representing Africa.
  4. Checkout the new Animal Kingdom Lodge rooms.
    REPORTED: Adrian Ofman 29 JAN 01
  5. Boma showcases an open kitchen, wood-burning grill and rotisserie.
  6. Of the 1,293 guest rooms, 980 are first class, 294 deluxe, 17 one-bedroom suites, one vice-presidential suite and one presidential suite. pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  7. The bathroom's wallpaper has "D" for Disney in the shields depicting a stylized compase rose
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 04 MAY 01
    		
    		
    		
    AKL
  8. Checkout the cute lizards on the rocks all around the Lodge. Everywhere there are lizards and signs saying AKL
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 04 MAY 01
    		
    		
    		
    		
    AKL
  9. To keep birds from roosting and/or sitting on posts, such as these light poles, Imagineers have added spikes to the top. Almost impossible to see by the guests, they keep birds away.
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 04 MAY 01
    		
    AKL
  10. The electric fences adorne the Lodge. They stop everything except the birds!
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 04 MAY 01
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		
  11. The swizzle sticks at Animal Kingdom Lodge are made of biodegradable wood that look like veiner.
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 04 MAY 01
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  13. The bomas, or corrals, that you see around the lodge is not for the animals. Its for guests! In the event of a fire or some other situation that would cause an evacuation, guests will be guided down to tunnels below the hotel that lead them out into the bomas. Here the guests will be protected from the animals while busses are mustered out to evacuate them.
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 19 MAY 05
    		
    		
  14. The are two sets of tunnels at Animal Kingdom Lodge. One is for the bomas, as described above. The other is for the delivery, movement and removal of consumables and trash in the hotel. The entrance to this one is on the west where there is a entrance area complete with lighted stop sign and concrete walls in front of the entrance.
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 19 MAY 05
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  16. Some of the housekeeping staff leave pretty bows, beautiful artwork, and fantastic creatures in your room.
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 16 JAN 06
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		
  17. The concierge level provides bot a Sunrise Safari and a Sunset Safari.
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 19 MAY 05
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  19. The roof is a real thatched roof. Disney brought over weavers to create the roof. Not only has it lasted in the Florida sun, but it survived hurricanes Floyd, Charlie, Frances, Jeane, and Wilma!
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 17 JAN 06
    		
    		
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  21. You can see all the way to the Himalayas! Look to the eastern horizon and you can see Everest on the horizon.
    REPORTED: Tom & Renée Shaw 26 JAN 06

Animal Kingdom Lodge Facts and Figures

Fact

Figure

Designer

WDI

Year

April 16, 2001

Rooms

1,293

Height

6 stories

Savannah

74 acres

Animals

36 species; >80 individuals

Birds

26 species; >130 individuals


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