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Best Animal Kingdom Attractions for Toddlers

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When you are traveling to Disney World with Toddlers, one park you won’t want to miss is Animal Kingdom. This park is all about animals and little ones will enjoy seeing different species at a safe distance. Aside from animals, there are some great Animal Kingdom attractions for toddlers who might be too little to enjoy the rides.

Best Animal Kingdom Attractions for Toddlers

Animal Kingdom Attractions for Toddlers

Overall, kids will have a great time exploring all the different animals at Animal Kingdom park. You will find them around every corner and small kids will love being able to be up close to many of them.

Besides the wildlife encounters, there are some other great Animal Kingdom attractions that toddlers will enjoy.

Finding Nemo-The Musical

If your kids love Finding Nemo, they are going to really enjoy this live musical performances filled with colorful puppets and special effects!

This is the only non-musical movie that has been given a musical score by the multiple Academy Award-winning songwriting team behind Frozen &  Coco (Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez).

Lion King Show in Animal Kingdom
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Festival of the Lion King

The Festival of The Lion King has everything you could ask for in an interactive theater show: great music, acrobatics and stilt walkers!

Toddlers will enjoy seeing their favorite Lion King characters brought to life with masterful animatronics and the whole family will be singing along to your favorite songs from the animated classic!

Conservation Station

Rafiki’s Planet Watch Conservation Station

Venture a mile away from the rest of Animal Kingdom park to visit Rafiki’s Planet Watch where kids will get to see behind the scenes in Animal Kingdom’s efforts to care for the animals it houses.

Wildlife Express Train

Kids will love taking the Wilderness Express Train to get over to Rafiki’s Planet. On this train, you actually sit sideways so that you can have a front view of the ride. Keep an eye out because you might spot some monkeys.

Conservation Station will allow little ones to get up close to various mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians in a safe environment.

Affection Station at Rafiki's Planet

Little ones will LOVE Affection section, where they can get up close to barnyard friends like goats, sheep and pigs.

Wilderness Explorers Program in Animal Kingdom

Wilderness Explorers Program

A great interactive experience for kids of all ages is the Wilderness Explorers Program.

Animal Kingdom FREE Field Journal

Kids will get a Field Journal to fill with different badges as they learn about animals and their habitats.

There are 25 different badges for kids to collect throughout the park.

Up Show in Animal Kingdom

UP a Great Bird Adventure

Learn all about exotic birds with the help of Russel & Doug from Disney Pixar animated movie, UP.

UP Show in Animal Kingdom

Not only will you see birds interacting with humans on stage, the birds will take flight from the stage to the back of the theater, flying just inches above your head!

Boneyard in Animal Kingdom Dinoland USA

The Boneyard

If your kids need some time out of their stroller in a safe space, take some time to visit The Boneyard in Dinoland USA.

Kids under 10 can explore this fully interactive playground that allows them to climb and slide and explore a dinosaur dig where they can look for fossils.

Donald’s Dino Bash

During the evening, you should take the kids over to Dinoland for Donald’s Dino Bash.

This dance party is in front of Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama and features a DJ and some of your favorite Disney characters dancing in their dinosaur costumes!

Mickey Mouse Mural in Animal Kingdom

While there are some rides for kids, many of the rides in Animal Kingdom might be too scary for toddlers to experience. If you are taking toddlers and worried Animal Kingdom might not be as fun for them, rest assured, there will be plenty of things to do.

Have you taken your toddler to Animal Kingdom? What did they most enjoy?

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