Animal Kingdom is the place to go for animal encounters. From shows to safari, Animal Kingdom is an amazing park to experience the magic of nature and conservation.
While every ride at Animal Kingdom is amazing. Here are a few of our FAVORITES to experience WITHOUT the kiddos!
Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora: Board your own mountain banshee and embark on a thrilling expedition, where interstellar explorers like you get an up-close look at this moon’s incredible landscape.
Dinosaur in DinoLand USA: A paleontologist recruits you for a secret mission to bring a 3.5-ton Iguanadon back to the present. There’s just one problem—the giant meteor that wiped out life on Earth is on the way!
Expedition Everest in Asia: Wander into a Tibetan village at the base of Mount Everest and board a train to the “top of the world.” Beware: Some say a legendary snow monster lives deep in the mountain.
Kali River Rapids in Asia: Skim across an erupting geyser, drift below a canopy of lush vegetation and be whisked along fast-moving rapids. Graze gushing waterfalls and bedrock amid the raging current. Then, as the harmony of nature is disrupted, you’ll plummet down a dramatic 20-foot slope! You WILL get wet!
Kilimanjaro Safari in Africa: Explore the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, home to 34 species living in 110 acres of picturesque open plains, shady forest landscapes and rocky wetlands. Your rugged safari vehicle is driven by an expert guide, who helps point out animals and shares fascinating wildlife facts during this extraordinary 18-minute expedition.
Wildlife Express Train in Africa: Cross the African savanna on a rustic locomotive for a behind-the-scenes look at the park’s animals. End up in Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
For all entertainment be sure and check the time’s guide on My Disney Experience.
Festival of the Lion King in Africa: Delight in a larger-than-life show filled with songs, pageantry and puppetry celebrating the classic movie, The Lion King.
Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! in DinoLand USA: Dive into a spectacular stage show—filled with puppets, singers and other performers—set in the underwater world of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo.
It’s Tough to Be a Bug in Discovery Island: Discover what it’s like to be a bug during this 3D film and live show inspired by the Disney and Pixar movie A Bug’s Life.
Feathered Friends in Flight in Asia: Join the animal behavior specialists for a behind-the-scenes look at the free-flying birds of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Visit Anandapur Theater to learn how these specialists care for and train their feathered friends.
Beacons of Magic at the Tree of Life: A warm and glorious light emanates from the Tree of Life, as enchanted fireflies gather to call forth the magic of nature. Plus, on select nights, watch as the Tree of Life transforms with festive projections!
Kora Tinga Tinga in Africa: a traveling minstrel wandering through Harambe Village, playing the Kora.
Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe in Africa: Dance to the rapturous beat of the Congo as these vibrant African drummers deliver driving rhythms.
Viva Gaia Street Band on Discovery Island: a diverse troupe of exuberant musicians leading a Caribbean street party.
Conservation Station in Rafiki’s Planet Watch: must take Wildlife Express train to get there. Learn all about the conservation efforts that Disney is involved in.
- Veterinary Treatment Room
Get a close-up look at the place we care for the animals—and even glimpse a procedure in progress.
- Nutrition Center
Watch experts prepare meals for the park residents.
- Amphibian, Reptile and Invertebrate Windows
Creep over to see some tarantulas, scorpions, millipedes and snakes.
- Science Center
Check out what our resident scientists are working on.
Animal Kingdom has many different culinary options from varying places around the world including many adult beverage options. Here are some of the best!
*menu’s subject to change without notice
Tiffin’s Restaurant located in Discovery Island: a globetrotting menu of artfully prepared fare fit for a weary traveler. A renowned wine list—many of which are available by the glass—in addition to a noble assortment of after-dinner liqueurs, dessert wines and specialty drinks. Reservations required. Preview the MENU
Eight Spoon Café located in Discovery Island: a walk up (quick service) dining with unique American food creations. You can dig into hot-and-tasty dishes—including baked macaroni & cheese served with pulled pork and a pulled pork sandwich served on a jelly donut. Preview the MENU
Satu’li Canteen in Pandora: Quick Service with indoor & outdoor seating. Indulge in the art and culture of the Na’vi while dining inside this former RDA mess hall. A great place to get healthy & vegetarian options. Preview the MENU.
Dawa Bar in Africa: a walk up bar located next to Tusker House. Great place to sip on African wines, African beers & specialty cocktails. Preview the MENU
Pongu Pongu in Pandora: a walk up quick service bar. Known for their Rum Blossom! Preview the MENU
Thirsty River Bar in Asia: a walk up bar with a variety of beers and cocktails. Preview the MENU
The Nomad Lounge on Discovery Island next to Tiffins: specialty cocktails and enticing appetizers from all across the globe. Preview the MENU
Planning on heading to the other parks? Be sure and check out our other tips/recommendations!