— Animal Kingdom Lodge
We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (see photo #1, at left). The lobby is beautifully decorated, with an attention to detail that is typical of Disney. Here is a statue that combines many elements of African bird life. The entire Lodge is similarly decorated. One of the great advantages of staying at the Lodge is the view from each room's balcony, which overlook several savannas which are home to a variety of African wildlife. It was always interesting to watch the animals feeding and moving about the savanna.
Our favorite restaurant in all of Walt Disney World was Jiko, located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The food was innovative and interesting, and always delicious. The prices are also high, but we were on a prepaid dining plan so it cost us nothing extra to eat here. We ate at Jiko 3 times. Every dish was delightful, and we never had anything we didn't enjoy. Highly recommended.