Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney World – Orlando
Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, one of 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, is full of attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney’s dedication to nature and conservation, and in doing so, the Park leads the way in animal care, education and research.
Home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is the largest animal-themed park in the world!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is divided into 7 areas:
•Discovery Island® area
•Rafiki’s Planet Watch® area
•Dinoland, U.S.A.® area
Within each area, encounter real and fantastic animals. Get close enough to pet some of them, or ask for their autograph! Exciting attractions await, along with live and wild entertainment—like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement.
Animal Kingdom Attractions
Board this high-altitude, high-speed roller coaster train and hold on tight through daring drops, hairpin turns and a close encounter with the inhospitable inhabitant of the Forbidden Mountain: the infamous Yeti.
Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition
Witness the exotic animals of Africa up close as they traverse the savanna as you ride in a rugged open-sided safari vehicle. No two safaris are the same as giraffes, lions, antelope, rhinos, warthogs, zebras and other stunning species roam the land.
Festival of the Lion King
Festival of the Lion King, a scheduled 30-minute big-as-Broadway musical-stage show based on The Lion King movie, is performed in an indoor, air-conditioned theater-in-the-round in the Camp Minnie-Mickey area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
Finding Nemo – The Musical
Finding Nemo – The Musical, a scheduled 30-minute musical-theater adaptation of Disney·Pixar’s movie, Finding Nemo, that will amaze audiences of all ages, is performed in the Theater in the Wild at the DinoLand U.S.A area in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
Kali River Rapids
Ride a sprawling raft on the churning Chakranadi River through an Asian rainforest. First, ascend 90 feet past picturesque, lush jungle and jasmine-scented mists, then drop into gushing geysers and drift under refreshing waterfalls.
It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Put on a pair of Bug-Eye glasses and immerse yourself in a spellbinding 8-minute, 3D movie and multimedia show hosted by the ant Flik from Disney·Pixar’s A Bug’s Life. Become an honorary bug in this theatrical adventure screened inside the Tree of Life.
Settle into your CTX Time Rover for a race against time. The mission: Go back 65 million years to capture a mild-mannered dinosaur without getting caught in the jaws of the angry, carnivorous and hungry Carnotaurus. Then you have just 60 seconds to escape!
Flights of Wonder
Flights of Wonder in the Asia area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is a scheduled 25-minute live show that features 20 species of birds including hawks, macaws and eagles. This show is presented several times a day in a covered theater called the Caravan Stage.
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Venture into the wilds of the mystical Anandapur Royal Forest of Southeast Asia, a land where you’ll encounter majestic tigers, a Komodo dragon, wild bats, deer and more than 50 species of exotic birds amid ancient ruins and murals.
Travel in your own time machine back to when meteors wiped out the dinosaurs! Cars rotate as they speed along the track through hairpin turns and tight curves on this carnival-style, spinning roller coaster. Can you handle the time warp?
Small kids become paleontologists on this sandy, dinosaur playground where they can excavate fossils, climb through tunnels, play a tune on the “xylobone,” wind their ways through a giant, multilevel maze with slides and much more.
Fossil Fun Games
Flaunt your skills on carnival-style, dinosaur-themed games that are fun for all ages. Win prizes at Bronto-Score basketball, Comet Crasher goblet toss, Dino-Whamma mallet strength game, Fossil Fueler water squirt and Mammoth Marathon racing derby.
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade
Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade features popular Disney Characters, elaborate animal puppets, stiltwalkers, drummers, safari vehicles, and nearly 60 Cast Members. This magnificent menagerie winds through the streets of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in the afternoon.
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
Take a peaceful, self-guided tour through a lush, tropical “place of enchantment” and see such exotic wildlife as gorillas, hippos, okapi, naked mole rats, meerkats and many species of exotic birds. These magnificent creatures will leave you in awe.
The Tree of Life
This 14-story, 50-foot-wide tree is the centerpiece and icon of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Stroll the Discovery Trails around the tree and observe lemurs, rhinos, tigers and hundreds of other animals carved into it. And don’t miss the show inside!
Who knew dinosaurs could fly? Younger kids take a leisurely flight aboard a friendly three-horned dinosaur that they make go up and down as it coasts in a circle past cartoon comets and other dinosaurs. It’s high-flying fun!
Wildlife Express Train
Board a rustic African train that runs 1.2 miles between the Harambe, Africa and Rafiki’s Planet Watch areas. See animal housing and care areas for rhinos, elephants and other species on your journey across the savanna.
Enjoy a hands-on encounter with a variety of friendly, domesticated animals, including goats, sheep, llamas, chickens and other sweet critters. Touch and feed your furry new pals in this shaded petting zoo that offers activities covering animal issues.
Meet knowledgeable animal handlers, see animals up close and learn about the veterinary care, research and food preparation that are part of the daily activities in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park as you develop awareness for animal conservation.
Discovery Island Trails
Wander down peaceful jungle paths, over wooden foot bridges and through cave-like tunnels to observe and photograph a rich variety of exotic wildlife, including lemurs, kangaroos and Galapagos tortoises.
Amble along this informative adventure trail and enjoy the antics of one of the most endangered primates in the world: the tiny cotton-top tamarins. Named for their flowing hair, these South American monkeys are utterly entertaining!
The Oasis Exhibits
Watch for the Parma wallaby, tree kangaroo, giant anteater, sloth, Chinese deer and exotic birds on lush, tropical garden pathways just inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park! Shady trails, meandering streams and waterfalls transplant you to Africa.
Follow a lush, shady footpath full of living plants and animals that have survived since prehistoric times. See a giant Pachycephalosaurus dinosaur that lived 65 million years ago and become a paleontologist who discovers fascinating fossil dig sites.