United States Florida Kissimmee

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

African-themed resort offering savanna views with wildlife, cultural immersion, and amenities like pools and dining inspired by the continent.

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Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is not typically categorized as a sanctuary for reptile encounters. It is a luxury resort within the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that offers guests a unique experience with its African lodge-style theme and views of a savanna with roaming wildlife. Those looking for dedicated reptile encounters in Florida might consider specialized sanctuaries or attractions such as the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park or the Gatorland park in Orlando, which are focused on providing educational exhibits and close-up experiences with various reptiles.

wildlifeconnect 7 months ago

Mixed reviews of the Starlight Safari at Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you are staying at the lodge and have access to the animals at any time during the day and/or have been on a real African Safari 🙋🏼‍♀️, it’s probably not worth it. The animals are not in their natural habitat and you’ll only see select non-predatorial animals. That said, they are very active at night which provides a unique perspective and the night vision glasses are v. fun.

chiefseeker 2 years ago

that looks so fun!

stillontheroad 2 years ago

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Guides

  • Best sanctuaries for reptile encounters in Florida

    wildlifeconnect (Wildlife Connect )
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