Animal Kingdom is the newest and the biggest Disney World Park. Don’t let this scare you, it is so easy to get around. Despite it’s size, Animal Kingdom’s attractions are more spread out, giving you time to stroll through the park at your own pace. That being said, you shouldn’t need more than a day to get through Animal Kingdom. Also, try to pick a day where the kiddos need a little down time as this is a very relaxing park.

Animal Kingdom is divided into 6 areas, starting with the Oasis at the entrance. This area has a tropical garden, Rainforest Café and a gift shop. Go ahead and keep walking until you see the Tree of Life on Discovery Island. That is the center piece of Animal Kingdom and you are going to want to know where that is at the end of the night when River of Lights show begins. Meanwhile, lets go through the park.

Discovery Island


Animation Courtyard

Must See

  •   Rivers of Light

FastPass+ it

  • It’s Tough to be a Bug! 3-D Film
  • Adventurers Outpost to meet Mickey and Minnie

Must See

  •   Maharajah Jungle Trek makes for a great stroll

Height Requirements

  • Kali River Rapids at 38″
  • Expedition Everest—Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at 44″

Must Sees

  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Disney Junior—Live on Stage!

Height Requirements

  • Primeval Whirl at 48″
  • Dinosaur at 40″ (a little scary for some kiddos)

DinoLand U.S.A.


Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Must Sees

  • Finding Nemo—The Musical
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • The Boneyard is a play ground and is a great place for the kiddos to get that extra energy out.

Must Sees

  • Festival of the Lion King show
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris (you cannot leave Animal Kingdom without going on this Safari)
  • Pangani Forest Trail
  • Wildlife Express Train

Must Sees

  • Wildlife Express Train
  • Habitat Habit!
  • Conservation Station
  • Affection Section

Dinning at Animal Kingdom

Where reservations are recommended:

  • Rainforest CafĂ©
  • Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House Restaurant
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant
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Animal Kingdom Disney World.
Animal Kingdom.