DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM OVERVIEW
- UPDATED APR 26 2015
- By Len Testa
Disney's Animal Kingdom is the largest park at Walt Disney World with areas representing several different continents and their respective cultures and environments. But don't worry; you can use the TouringPlans suite of tools to help you navigate the jungle paths to rides like Expedition Everest and Kilamanjaro Safaris before you stop for a bite at Yak and Yeti. TouringPlans's tools will help you maximize your time in the parks, instead of losing that time waiting in line.
Today's Park Information
Crowd Levels (next 3 days):
Park Hours (next 3 days):
- (8:00) / 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Crowds: 7/10
WHEN TO VISIT DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM
The Animal Kingdom is the park most affected by weather since many of the attractions are outdoors. Make sure to check the forecast often before a day at Animal Kingdom. You will want to know how crowded it will be as well - that's where we come in. Our Crowd Calendar is the single best source for accurate predictions of crowd levels at Walt Disney World. You can also track-a-day with our Crowd Tracker to see when the Crowd Levels change.
Even if you have to visit the Animal Kingdom on a crowded day, we can help. Tell us what attractions, shows and restaurants you want to see and we'll give you a personalized plan to optimize your day.
PLANNING YOUR DAY AT DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM
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The boundaries of Animal Kingdom make it the largest park by land mass. It also is the most unique of the four parks. Make sure to try all the different experiences that Animal Kingdom has to offer. But do it your own terms, with the shortest waits, on the least crowded days by using the Crowd Calendar and a Touring Plan.
Want to know how to use Fastpass+ at Animal Kingdom? How to see a herd of rhinos without getting trampled by a herd of tourists? Subscribe to TouringPlans for full access to our Lines App, the number one rated app for touring the Animal Kingdom. Lines shows you all the schedules, crowd levels and wait times you need to navigate the park.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO AT DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM
While attractions like Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris get the big headlines, make sure to spend time on the numerous walking trails, including the Maharajah Jungle Trek, to see the majestic Tiger and more.
Animal Kingdom is a park that you can take at your own pace. Whether you decide to see it for the rides or explore the ways animals inhabit their habitats, or both, TouringPlans can help you get the most out of your visit and experience things like:
And don't forget fun extras like meet and greet opportunities with characters like Russel and Dug and adventures with programs like Wilderness Explorers!
WHERE TO EAT IN DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM
The outdoor eating areas throughout Animal Kingdom are some of the most beautifully themed areas in all of Walt Disney World. Grab a snack or counter service meal and immerse yourself in these immersive (and well-shaded) spots.
Fairly limited restaurant selection and varied hours of restaurant operation in Animal Kingdom can make choosing meals a bit more difficult. Use TouringPlans to find menus and check hours of operation so that you have full access to restaurants like:
Animal Kingdom also features lots of unique snack items like amazing cupcakes, special diet-friendly Babycakes NYC treats, apple blossom sundaes and more. Visit our kiosk menus in the menu database to find out about all the snacks you can find in the park.