Here we list the basic descriptions -- or "what is is" -- each attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom:

Disney's Animal Kingdom What it is
Attraction What It Is
Adventurer's Celebration Gathering Animal Kingdom Exit Show
Affection Section Petting zoo
African Village Band African Music
Animal Encounters: It All Started with a Mouse Animal Show
Animal Encounters: Up-Close Interactions Animal Show
The Animation Experience Drawing Class
Avatar Flight of Passage Cutting-edge flight simulator over the planet Pandora
Bollywood Beats Bollywood Dance Show
The Boneyard Elaborate playground
Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King Theater-in-the-round Stage Show
Chakrandi Traditional instruments
Character Greetings Around Animal Kingdom Character Greeting
Conservation Station Behind-the-scenes walk-through educational exhibit
Cretaceous Trail Trail near the DINOSAUR attraction
DINOSAUR Motion-simulator dark ride
Dino-Sue Dinosaur skeleton near the DINOSAUR ride
Discovery Island Trails Winding trails with animal exhibits
Divine (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Walking tree character
DJ Anaan (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Dance Party
Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain High-speed, outdoor roller coaster through Nepalese mountain village
Feathered Friends In Flight! Bird Show
Finding Nemo - The Musical (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in in 2022 as a reimagined Nemo show) Enclosed venue for live stage shows
Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail Walk-through zoological exhibit
Habitat Habit! A Few Animals
Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Dance Party
Harambe School School lesson about Africa
Harambe Soccer Meerkats Soccer-themed Entertainers
Harambe Village Acrobats (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Acrobats
Island Groove Steel drum band
It's Tough to Be a Bug! 3-D theater show
Kali River Rapids Whitewater raft ride
Karibu Sisters (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Musical Storytellers
Kilimanjaro Safaris Truck ride through an African wildlife reservation
Kora Tinga Tinga Live Music
Maharajah Jungle Trek Walk-through zoological exhibit
Main Entrance Entranceway to Animal Kingdom
Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Character greeting area
Muziki Musician on Stilts
Na'vi River Journey Boat Ride
Oasis Exhibits Animal enclosures just off the main path
Pandora Drummers – Swotu Wayä (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Drum Music
Pandora Rangers (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Robotic Suit Walking
Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe (Temporarily Closed - Reopens on November 7, 2021) African dancing / crowd interaction act
Tree of Life Awakenings Nighttime light and film show projected on to the Tree of Life
TriceraTop Spin Hub-and-spoke midway ride
UP! A Great Bird Adventure (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Stadium show about birds
Valley of Mo'ara Alien Rainforest
Viva Gaia Street Band (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Multi-cultural musical troupe
Wilderness Explorers Park-wide scavenger hunt/puzzle-solving adventure game.
Wildlife Express Train: Africa Station Scenic railroad ride to Rafiki's Planet Watch and Conservation Station
Wildlife Express Train: Rafiki's Planet Watch Station Scenic railroad ride to Rafiki's Planet Watch and Conservation Station
Winged Encounters - The Kingdom Takes Flight Birds Flying

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