Hi, we've just got back from an 18 night stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge. I really, really liked this hotel. The theming is fantastic, and the lobby really is gorgeous. We had 2 separate reservations, the first for a pool view room. This was a great location, very handy for the Mara and the laundry room, but the pool view itself was obstructed by trees. Even though we didn't have a savanah view, we still saw lots of animals, either along the hallways or we would go to the end of the hallways on the outside staircase and view the animals from there. Bus service was very good, with average 5 minute waits, and The Mara never seemed too chaotic. After our first 14 nights we re-checked in to a Club Level room. Check in was very good, the concierge staff were very friendly and I was told we had a room on the zebra trail, which was what I'd requested. However I was really disappointed when we got to our room later that afternoon, to find they are doing major construction to the side of the hotel that our balcony faced. We had a lovely view of several big orange lifts, filled with painters and construction workers, and smell of paint fumes as well as the noise of sawing and drilling, even with the balcony door shut. So back to the concierge desk we went, who informed us that yes the construction would be ongoing between 9 and 5 each day of our stay, and it affected all concierge rooms. They agreed without issue to move us to a non concierge, savannah view room but I thought it was disgraceful they hadn't mentioned the construction upon check in. After that little hiccup, I really enjoyed AKL concierge. The lounge was never too busy, and the food was really very good. It was a bit of a trek from our room, but at least we could use our balcony during the day. As we were staying concierge level, we did the Sunrise Safari. This was fantastic and was worth every penny we paid. We got to see pretty much all the animals out on the savannah and got some great photos. I would definitely reccommend this. If anyone has any questions let me know.