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
- Camp Minnie-Mickey
- 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, as does live and wild entertainment—like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement. It’s a wildly playful adventure like no other. And it’s yours to live. Come and explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.
Expedition Everest-The fun gets wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Explore the realm of creatures that inhabit our world…and our imagination…and create your own adventure for an experience that roars with excitement. Experience a high-speed train trek forward and backward through the treacherous Himalayan unknown, where the dreaded Yeti lurks on Expedition Everest™Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.
Finding Nemo: The Musical-The theater in the Wild at Disney Animal Kingdom Park has been transformed into a magical undersea environment for a Broadway-caliber show, Finding Nemo – The Musical. This on-stage extravaganza is a retelling of the classic Disney•Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. To bring the little clownfish and his cast of friends to life, Disney reeled in some of Broadway’s finest designers and composers.
Kilamanjaro Safaris Expidition-Explore over 100 acres of African Savannah on Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expeditionas you become surrounded by free-roaming wildlife in their natural habitat. Journey to Dinoland U.S.A. ® where there’s a rescue mission that goes back 65 million years on DINOSAUR, and the only thing between you and extinction is a seat belt! Timon,Pumba and Simba welcome you to an energetic spectacle of Broadway proportions in Festival of the Lion King.
Kali River Rapids-Now, trek over to Asia and be prepared to get wet – really wet – on a wild, water-rafting journey through Kali River Rapids®. And, be prepared for the breathtaking wonder of the mystical forest and ancient ruins of Maharajah Jungle Trek®, home to tigers, giant fruit bats and komodo dragons.
It’s Tough to be Bug-Don’t forget to go deep inside the Tree of Life to find out why in a funny, creepy, crawly 3-D adventure that will have you screaming and squirming for more. If you have never expierenced Smell-O-vision or have always wanted to know what a stink bug smells like, then this ones for you.
Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park include exciting expeditions and wild adventures with animals. Get close to creatures, from the whimsical to the mighty, from feathered to fanciful. Use Disney’s FASTPASS system on popular attractions to reduce wait times.
Entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park includes elaborate parades, performances that feature nearly 20 species of birds and big-as-Broadway musical-stage shows and Disney Character meet and greets. For show schedules, check the Park calendar or Times Guide.
Take a walk on the wild side with Wild Africa Trek—a VIP adventure where you can enjoy close encounters with crocodiles, hippos and other exotic animals.
Dining at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park means sampling American, African and Asian-inspired cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner in restaurants that offer a range of experiences from quick-service to Character Dining to wildly themed.
Shopping at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park means finding authentic African art and imports—like baskets, masks and jewelry—as well as staples and souvenirs, such as film, sunscreen, plush toys, postcards, Disney Character merchandise and family apparel.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park offers several unique animal-related special experiences, including the Backstage Safari Tour, the Wild By Design Tour and the new Wild Africa Trek—where you can get closer to the animals than ever before!
Then join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and more of your Disney favorites for Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade, a swingin’ safari of character caravans accompanied by elaborate puppets and giant animal stilt walkers. To get a little one-on-one time with this Cast of Characters visit Mickey and the gang in Camp Minnie Mickey. Pose for pictures and get their autographs.