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Animal Kingdom Attractions
with Opening Dates

A list of opening dates for attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Attractions for which the opening date is unknown are not included in this list.

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1. Affection Section in Rafiki's Planet Watch
(3.6/5 · 1,495 reviews)

Petting zoo

Must Transfer to Standard Wheelchair; No Service Animals

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
2. The Boneyard in DinoLand U.S.A.
(3.8/5 · 733 reviews)

Elaborate playground

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
3. Conservation Station in Rafiki's Planet Watch
(3.6/5 · 1,687 reviews)

Behind-the-scenes walk-through educational exhibit

Video Captioning; Assistive Listening; May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
4. DINOSAUR in DinoLand U.S.A.
Opening Date: April 22, 1998
(4.6/5 · 6,587 reviews)

Theater-in-the-round Stage Show

Handheld Captioning; Assistive Listening; May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
Permanently closing January 1, 2018

Stadium show about birds

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
Closing Date: January 1, 2018
(4.3/5 · 5,013 reviews)

Walk-through zoological exhibit

Audio Description; May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
8. Habitat Habit! in Rafiki's Planet Watch
(3.4/5 · 76 reviews)

A Few Animals

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
9. It's Tough to Be a Bug! in Discovery Island
Opening Date: April 22, 1998
(4.7/5 · 12,307 reviews)

Truck ride through an African wildlife reservation

Physical Considerations; Handheld Captioning; Video Captioning; Assistive Listening; Audio Description; Must Transfer to Standard Wheelchair

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
Permanently closing September 28, 2008

Conservation-theme stage show

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
Closing Date: September 28, 2008
(3.8/5 · 1,763 reviews)

Scenic railroad ride to Rafiki's Planet Watch and Conservation Station

Handheld Captioning; Assistive Listening; Audio Description; May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
(3.8/5 · 1,897 reviews)

Scenic railroad ride to Rafiki's Planet Watch and Conservation Station

Handheld Captioning; Assistive Listening; Audio Description; May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 22, 1998
14. Discovery Island Trails in Discovery Island
(4.1/5 · 1,839 reviews)

Winding trails with animal exhibits

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: May 24, 1998
(4.0/5 · 4,483 reviews)

Whitewater raft ride

Physical Considerations; Must Transfer From Wheelchair/ECV; No Service Animals

Opening Date: February 15, 1999
(4.1/5 · 4,157 reviews)

Walk-through zoological exhibit

Audio Description; May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: March 1, 1999
17. TriceraTop Spin in DinoLand U.S.A.
(3.6/5 · 2,059 reviews)

Hub-and-spoke midway ride

Must Transfer to Standard Wheelchair

Opening Date: March 31, 2002
18. Primeval Whirl in DinoLand U.S.A.
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Small coaster

Physical Considerations; Must Transfer From Wheelchair/ECV; No Service Animals

Opening Date: April 18, 2002
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
(4.7/5 · 9,547 reviews)

High-speed, outdoor roller coaster through Nepalese mountain village

Physical Considerations; Must Transfer From Wheelchair/ECV; No Service Animals

Opening Date: April 7, 2006
(4.3/5 · 3,939 reviews)

Enclosed venue for live stage shows

Reflective Captioning; Assistive Listening; May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: January 24, 2007
21. DJ Anaan in Asia
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Dance Party

Opening Date: November 27, 2011
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
22. Burudika Band in Africa
Permanently closing October 14, 2019

African Musical Act

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: April 1, 2012
Closing Date: October 14, 2019
23. Chakranadi in Asia
(4.1/5 · 69 reviews)

Traditional instruments

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: June 17, 2012
24. Viva Gaia Street Band in Discovery Island
(4.3/5 · 105 reviews)

Multi-cultural musical troupe

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: June 18, 2012
(4.3/5 · 482 reviews)

Character greeting area

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: May 15, 2013
26. Wilderness Explorers in Discovery Island
(4.2/5 · 507 reviews)

Park-wide scavenger hunt/puzzle-solving adventure game.

Opening Date: June 1, 2013
27. Discovery Island Carnivale in Discovery Island
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Opening Date: May 27, 2016
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
(4.4/5 · 236 reviews)

Acrobats

Opening Date: May 27, 2016
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Opening Date: May 27, 2016
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
30. Tree of Life Awakenings in Discovery Island
(4.3/5 · 562 reviews)

Nighttime light and film show projected on to the Tree of Life

Opening Date: May 27, 2016
Permanently closing February 28, 2018

Opening Date: June 14, 2016
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
32. Karibu Sisters in Africa
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Musical Storytellers

Opening Date: June 14, 2016
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
(4.3/5 · 76 reviews)

Live Music

Opening Date: June 14, 2016
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Nighttime Water and Light Show

Opening Date: February 17, 2017
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
35. Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora - The World of Avatar
Opening Date: May 27, 2017
36. Na'vi River Journey in Pandora - The World of Avatar
Opening Date: May 27, 2017
37. Pandora Drummers – Swotu Wayä in Pandora - The World of Avatar
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Drum Music

Opening Date: May 27, 2017
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
38. Valley of Mo'ara in Pandora - The World of Avatar
(4.4/5 · 2,133 reviews)

Alien Rainforest

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: May 27, 2017
39. Pandora Rangers in Pandora - The World of Avatar
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Robotic Suit Walking

Opening Date: April 22, 2018
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Stadium show about birds

Opening Date: April 22, 2018
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
41. Dino-Riffic Dance Party! in DinoLand U.S.A.
Permanently closing September 23, 2019

Character greeting venues and late-day dance party

Opening Date: May 25, 2018
Closing Date: September 23, 2019
Permanently closing March 16, 2020

Dance Party

Opening Date: January 18, 2019
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
Permanently closing March 14, 2020

Bollywood Dance Show

Opening Date: March 3, 2019
Closing Date: March 14, 2020
(4.2/5 · 609 reviews)

Drawing Class

May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Opening Date: July 11, 2019
(4.5/5 · 2,925 reviews)

Bird Show

Opening Date: July 11, 2020
Permanently closing October 1, 2022

Opening Date: October 1, 2021
Closing Date: October 1, 2022
Permanently closing March 1, 2022

Live Music and Dancing

Opening Date: February 1, 2022
Closing Date: March 1, 2022

Attractions with Opening Dates In Other Parks

We track the official opening dates for each attraction (not preview or soft-opening dates). Any inaccuracies or missing dates? Please contact us! (Note that we only track attractions that have operated since in 2006 or later.)

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