animalkingdomlodgeWant to take a walk on the wild side? Business travelers can find many spots on the property of Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World in Orlando to hold impromptu meetings or get togethers with customers or colleagues. Here are a few of my favorite spots.

Main Lobby

The rustic main lobby of Animal Kingdom Lodge combines thatched ceilings, large beams, African artifacts and hand-carved golden-tone furnishings to transport guests into Africa.

Arusha Rock Platform

Just off the main lobby, the rock platform provides an up-close look at the animals wandering the grounds, as well as a panoramic view of the property. Sit in the rustic rocking chairs and listen to the indigenous African shrubs and grasses wave lazily in the wind.

Jiko – The Cooking Place

jikosJiko fuses together the bold flavors of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine in a welcoming environment. Choose a table in the award-winning restaurant’s dining room or reserve the private dining room for business dinners.


Several tables and chairs set up adjacent to the pool at Animal Kingdom Lodge can provide the outdoor experience without the water. Grab a sandwich or drinks at the Mara and meet in the sun or shade to talk business.

Business travelers can find tucked-away spots throughout Animal Kingdom Lodge to hold business meetings or regroup with colleagues. Try one of these spots or find your own at the resort.



My stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge was hosted by Disney.