Transportation from Orlando Airport to Animal Kingdom Lodge


You’ve stepped into the heart of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, staying at a horseshoe-curved resort inspired by the traditional African kraal. You have spectacular views of the lush savannas that are home to over 200 different African animals and birds. The question might not be “what to do,” since there is so much to do at this luscious Disney resort, but “what to do first?” In this article, we will discuss the things you will simply not want to miss during your stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Perhaps the first thing you’ll want to do is take a nature hike through the resort grounds. There are over 30 species of African wildlife here, including zebras, giraffes, gazelles, kudu, and flamingos. You’ll find a wildlife field guide in your guest room, and can get extras from the Lobby Concierge. Learn more about the animals and their ecosystems during the Resort’s fun programs led by Animal Specialists.

Next, relax by one of the pools at the Resort, enjoying the African-inspired architecture and the nearby wildlife preserve. A short walk away, at Animal Kingdom Villas, you and your children can enjoy Samawati Springs Pool, which features a 128-foot waterslide. Also included in this pool area is Uwanja Camp, a water playground with fun for children of all ages.

For dinner, consider Boma – Flavors of Africa. This buffet-style restaurant resembles a lively African marketplace, and is open for breakfast and dinner with all-you-can-eat buffets. The buffet features flavors from more than 50 African countries, along with classic American favorites. You can watch the chefs prepare grilled seafood, roasted meats, and other specialties in the onstage kitchen, and guests 21 years of age and up can try unique South African wines. You’ll want to plan this one in advance, because reservations are required (and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.)

Next, wake up before the animals do and enjoy a Sunrise Safari. You’ll board a rugged, open-sided safari vehicle and enjoy the benefits of a small group, which means you can get in-depth information about the animals you encounter and make more stops for photographs. You will cross the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, and see such delightful animals as okapi, lions, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, elephants, and gazelles. The behind-the-scenes information will also give you wonderful insights on Disney’s animal care and park operations.

No matter how young you are, there is something for you to do at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Be sure to take time out to rest, relax, and enjoy the fine African dining at the Resort restaurants. You should plan your stay in advance, though, so you can take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that await you in this African wonderland. Hakuna Matata!

Deluxe Resort
Animal Kingdom Resort Area

Resort Address:
2901 Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8410

Tel: (407) 938-3000

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:

Resort Rating 4.5 Out Of 5 Over 3424 Reviews!!! Ranked #34 of 328 hotels in Orlando.


When you book your transportation from the airport to Animal Kingdom Lodge with STAR TRANS-VIP you know you are in good hands.
We are a fully licensed and insured Orlando Airport transportation provider.
We have a great reservation department which will answer any questions and help you reserve your transfer from MCO to Disney's Animal Kingdom lodge.
As soon as you place your reservation, a confirmation will be sent to the email address on file. This email will contain: contact information, pick-up date and time, flight details, rates and airport pick-up instructions.


Your driver will meet you at the baggage claim area with a sign. If you can not locate your driver, please call 407 810 7272 and our operator will assist you. Upon arriving at your destination, all payments can be made by cash or credit/debit card to your driver.

If your flight is international, you'll first need to clear customs. Because Orlando airport regulations prohibit drivers waiting extended periods inside the airport, simply call the toll-free number in your confirmation email when you're through customs. The dispatcher will contact your driver and he will meet you at the baggage claim area within 10-15 minutes.

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*Prices are per family/group - NOT per person.
*Our shuttles are PRIVATE (for your family/group only) - not shared!
*Prices do NOT include driver's gratuity.
*2 car seats/boosters are available free of charge (upon request).
*We accept cash, traveler's checks, credit and debit cards (processing fee - 3%).
*Contact us to request rates for groups of 10 & up.
*We also provide luxury limousines for airport transfers to Grand Floridian.
*No extra luggage fee, no fuel charge. Taxes and toll payments are already included!

1-4 passengers
5-7 passengers
8-10 passengers
10 & up
From Orlando Airport (MCO) to Animal Kingdom Lodge
$85 $95 $105 call
From Executive Airport (ORL) to Animal Kingdom Lodge
$115 $125 $140 call
From Kissimmee Airport (ISM) to Animal Kingdom Lodge
$65 $75 $90 call
From Sanford Airport (SFB) to Animal Kingdom Lodge
$125 $140 $165 call
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*** For Dec 15 - Jan 5 rates call 407 810 7272 or request a quote online***