Disney's Animal Kingdom

Rafiki's Planet Watch®

Continuing clockwise around the park, take the rustic, Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch.  After de-boarding, walk along the jungle trail to see cotton-top tamarin primates and park members speaking providing information.

Visit Affection Section to meet goats, sheep, pigs, llamas and other friendly animals.  Children can interact and pet some of them.

Inside the Conservation Station see live animal exhibits and wildlife conservation awareness presentations.  See behind-the-scenes veterinary work as staff members provide care.


Animal Kingdom's premier ride is found in this section of the park.  Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain™ is a high-speed, train-like ride up and through the Forbidden Mountain.  Hairpin turns and dives through dark caves lead upwards to the peak where the track simply ends as it rises towards the sky above!  After a heart-pounding pause, the train falls backwards towards yet another surprise!

Wander through the lush forests and ancient ruins of the Maharajah Jungle Trek®.  See exotics including giant bats, Komodo dragons, tapirs and tigers.  Raft down the turbulent waters of the Chakranadi River at the Kali River Rapids®.  The 12 passenger raft will wind along an Asian rain forest.

See amazing birds in flight at the Flights of Wonder show.  Various birds are seen including vultures, hawks, macaws a crane and an American Bald Eagle.

DinoLand U.S.A.®

Dinosaur takes one back 65 million years to a land that time forgot.  Board a Time Rover vehicle to take this wild ride through a darkened enclosure.  The winding ride will encounter many dinosaurs as the the rover races against time to avoid the crashing meteor.

Take the kids over to Primeval Whirl® to let them enjoy the kids-friendly coaster.  They will have a blast as it whirls, dips and turns along its track.  Then hop on the TriceraTop Spin to ride the flying, dino merry-go-round.

Visit The Boneyard to let the kids explore a "dinosaur dig".  Crawl and slide through this maze built around the fossil remains of Triceratops and T-Rex.


Board the Time Rover vehicle to travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Journey through volcanic and jungle like scenery with Disney's famous animatronics working the many, large dinosaurs up close.

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade

Watch the afternoon parade as it winds through the streets of Animal Kingdom.  The costumed performers and Disney characters make this street party a highlight of the day.

Visitor Tips

As with most theme parks, go early in the day during summer to beat the Florida heat.  Also plan visits to the air-conditioned Conservation Station, It's Tough to Be a Bug, Dinosaur ride to get a cooling break during the hottest parts of the day.  Getting a bit wet on the Kali River Rapids ride my also be refreshing.

Disney uses a FastPass® system to allows guests to "save" a place in line at selected adventures and shows.   Use your admission ticket at selected kiosk stations to print a FastPass.  Return within the predetermined times published on the pass to proceed through a much shorter line to the ride of show.  Use of these passes is limited, but highly recommended to get the most enjoyment throughout the day.

Top Hits

  • It's Tough to Be a Bug
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Dinosaur
  • Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade

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Affection Section
Affection Section

Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain?
Expedition Everest
Legend of the
Forbidden Mountain

Kali River Rapids?
Kali River Rapids?

TriceraTop Spin
TriceraTop Spin

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade
Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom