Animal Kingdom Lodge awarded one of AAA's highest distinctions
Apr 23, 2011

Fresh off of celebrating its 10th birthday, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has earned AAA's Four-Diamond status for the first time. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is the seventh Disney resort to earn this distinction. According to the Disney Parks Blog, only four percent of hotels rated by AAA have received Four-Diamond status.

According to AAA, hotels earning four diamonds "are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail." This attention to detail, while typical at all Disney resorts, is no surprise to fans the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Many reviews in the DIS Review Database make note of the incorporation of the African culture theme of the resort, which has earned a review rating of 8.55 out of 10.0, putting it among the ranks of other past Four-Diamond winners such as the Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts.