Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Honoring the Great Continent


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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Location: Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Client: Walt Disney World Company

Project Scope: Landscape Architecture

Architect: Peter Dominick Urban Design Group
Glover Smith Bode, Inc.

Project Size: 88.5 acres

Award: ASLA, Florida Chapter, Fredrick B. Stresau - Award of Excellence

Executed by Frederick Halback as Founder & Senior Principal of Herbert-Halback, Inc.

Project Description & Challenge

Frederick Halback was responsible for the site development and landscape architectural theme of this animal habitat at Disney’s most unique resort hotel. The 1,300-room hotel affords the guest an immersive experience in the Great Continent. Animal habitat and viewing locations, rockwork, themed landscape, and spring pools are carefully detailed. As an original member of the cast, the landscape architect was involved in all aspects of the site’s creation.

Solution

The rich site experience transports the guest into the unique landscapes of Africa. Authentic plantings and site features provide a backdrop for animal viewing, and visual engagement.

Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. | 34 Cordova Street, Suite A, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 | 904.825.6747