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[7 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]
Six Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Named to Best in Orlando List

Six Walt Disney World Resort hotels were recently named some of the best hotels in the Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort area by U.S. News and World Report.
The six hotels and their rankings are: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (#7), Disney’s BoardWalk Inn (#8), Disney’s Beach Club Resort (#9), Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (#10), Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (#11), and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (#12).
On the west coast, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel came in at number one on the list of best hotels in the Anaheim/Disneyland area. It was …

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[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Former Disney Employee Arrested at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Maria Rosario, 32, a former housekeeper for Walt Disney World was arrested yesterday for threatening a woman at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Orange County deputies said Rosario was threatening the woman on Facebook, accusing her of being involved with her boyfriend. The woman in question was giving Rosario’s boyfriend rides home from work, according to the police report.
Rosario was arrested at approximately 11:15 p.m. when she arrived at Animal Kingdom Lodge and confronted the woman. She is being charged with stalking and child neglect (she left her child in the lobby …

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[4 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
InnoTech Manufacturing Awarded Contract for Project at Walt Disney World

Creative metals manufacturing company InnoTech Manufacturing has been awarded a contract for an upcoming project at the Walt Disney World Resort. For this project, the company will be furnishing new guardrails, ladders, and roof stairs for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
For this particular project, InnoTech will be creating rooftop access to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which is where the guardrails, ladders and the like come in. When the project has been completed, the Lodge will offer rooftop access that spans over the resort’s extended fire walls.

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[25 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Achieves AAA Four-Diamond Status

After celebrating its 10th anniversary earlier this month, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge now has something else to smile about – being awarded AAA Four-Diamond status.
By earning this prestigious status, Animal Kingdom Lodge has become the seventh Walt Disney World resort to achieve this honor, a distinction awarded to only four percent of AAA-rated hotels. Some of the world-class amenities and services offered by the lodge include three African-inspired restaurants; a thatched-roof lobby with a mud fireplace and flowing stream inside; and an elevated “kopje,” which is actually a rock outcropping that enables …

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[24 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Wine Tastings and Wine Dinners Coming to Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jiko

If you have ever been to Jiko – The Cooking Place, Walt Disney World’s signature restaurant located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort, then you know that it features an amazing wine list.  With wines exclusively from South Africa, the restaurant boasts one of North America’s largest collections of South African wines.  And now, opportunities to enjoy those wines just got even better, as Jiko announces afternoon wine tastings and a schedule of special wine dinners.
Wine Tastings
New to South African wines, or just interested in learning more?  Stop by Jiko on Wednesday …

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[9 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Animal Kingdom Lodge to Charge $30 Premium for Arusha Savanna Views

According to AKLResort.com, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will begin charging a per night premium fee for one of its most popular views.
With four savannas housing dozens of species of African animals, the resort is a major draw for Disney World guests. Up until this point, rooms with savanna views have all been equally priced with specific savanna view requests not guaranteed. However, it’s clear that most guests staying at the resort’s Jambo House building have been requesting a view of the Arusha Savanna, the area just off of the …