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Animal Kingdom Park

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Animal Kingdom in Disney World

Animal Kingdom Park is the most recent addition to Disney World and the largest Disney theme park in the world!

What sets this park out from the rest of Disney World is that it has a focus on animal conservation with more than 300 different animal species inside its massive complex.

While you will find many different types of animals and animal habitats to explore, there are also rides and attractions to keep the entire family entertained. 

Animal Kingdom Map
Map of Animal Kingdom Park

The iconic Tree of Life sits in the center of Discovery Island. and the lands of Africa, Asia, Pandora – The World of Avatar, and DinoLand U.S.A. all surround it. 

Each different land has various rides & attractions for guests to enjoy.

Animal Kingdom Park Rides & Attractions

Discovery Island

  • Tree of Life
  • “It’s Tough to be a Bug!”

Elephants on Safari in Animal KingdomAfrica

An authentic African village is filled with sights and sounds of the mysterious continent.

Expedition Everest in Animal KingdomAsia 

Find Asian ruins and live exotic animals including tigers, a Komodo dragon and giant fruit bats.

  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • UP! A Great Bird Adventure
  • “Rivers of Light”

Animal Kingdom Dinosaur RideDinoLand U.S.A.

Here’s where the world’s fascination with dinosaurs comes to life.

  • The Boneyard
  • DINOSAUR
  • Primeval Whirl
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • “Finding Nemo-The Musical”

Pandora Floating MountainsPandora – The World of Avatar 

Pandora celebrates the magic of nature where guests can walk among the floating mountains during the day and explore the glowing fauna and flora after dark.

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Na’vi River Journey

Planning Your Day at Animal Kingdom Park

In order to make the most of your time in Animal Kingdom Park, you are going to want to make sure you plan your day in advance.

I suggest getting to Animal Kingdom when the open (if not before) and heading straight over to Pandora, World of Avatar where it tends to get busiest. 

The most popular Disney Fastpass is Flight of Passage and if you aren’t able to get a Fastpass for it, you will want to line up early.  

These are the other Fastpasses for Animal Kingdom you should attempt to get.

You should also know that Animal Kingdom tends to be one of the hottest parks in Disney World. 

The thick layer of trees shields any breeze that might cool you off and seems to make the heat coming off the dark pavement near unbearable in the summer. 

Make sure that you bring a refillable water bottle and a misting fan!

Have you been to Animal Kingdom? What was your favorite part?

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