Today In Disney History ~ April 16th

Today In Disney History ~ April 16th

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African-themed deluxe resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. It opened on April 16, 2001. The resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is located in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area, adjacent to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It gives guests the opportunity to view grazing wildlife outside their rooms and public areas in the resort within proximity of the animals, conveying the feeling of being in an African savanna.
This hotel was designed by Denver architect Peter Dominick of Urban Design Group (now 4240 Architecture), who also designed Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
On October 11, 2006, Disney announced to local media that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge would become home to the newest Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas. On February 18, 2008, Disney announced the first phase of this expansion was complete, and included 109 rooms.
A separate building named Kidani Village was built to the west of the lodge and houses more than 300 villas. The Sunset Savanna was extended to the new structure and more species of animals were introduced. A new pool was built and features water slides and an aquatic playground. Kidani Village opened 65% of its rooms on May 1, 2009. At that time, the main lodge building was renamed Jambo House. The remainder of Kidani Village was completed in September 2009.


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