Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Come witness the most adventurous theme park ever! Find out how WILD imagination can be!

2901 Osceola Parkway,
Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 939-5277
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Hours

  • Day Open Close
  • Monday 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
  • Sunday 9:00 AM 8:00 PM

Directions & Map

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the opening hours of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park?

The theme park is exclusively open between 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Additionally, some special tickets with premium subscriptions can also enjoy ‘Extra Magic Hours’, which are an extension of the normal opening hours. This is entirely subject to the ticket you purchase.

How can I subscribe to these ‘Extra Magic Hours’?

While anyone with a valid theme park ticket can enjoy the extra hours, two items that are also needed are the Disney Resort hotel Magic Band, and a Disney Golden Oak ID card. For further information on these items, contact the ticket provider.

What are the exhibitions available in this theme park?

The Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park features many exhibitions and shows, some happening concurrently. Some prominent ones would be: Character Experience – Meet & Greet, Stage Show of the Lion King festival, musical concert of the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe, etc.

How can I truly immerse with the Disney characters in this theme park?

Your best option to do that would be via the Meet & Greet shows named ‘Character Experience’. You can meet Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto in Dinoland U.S.A, Pocahontas at the Character Landing, Minney and Mickey at the Adventurers Outpost, and of course, the wise and old Rafiki in his very own Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

What can I expect at the ‘Lion King festival’?

Puppetry and festive dancing of Simba and his friends, all presented in an expressive Broadway-style show.

Where can I get good food here?

Other than Rainforest Café, there are Yak & Yeti in the Asia area, and the Tusker House in the Africa area.

Are there any special exhibitions in these restaurants?

The Tusker House hosts a ‘Donald Duck Safari Lunch’ show where the visitors can enjoy a buffet with popular Disney characters.

Is there any item restriction in this theme park?

Guests are not allowed to bring plastic lids and cups, in fear of damaging the environment.

How popular is this theme park in terms of attendance?

With 10,922,00 attendees at 2015, Disney’s Animal Kingdom currently ranks #7 in the list of most popular theme parks in the world.

Exactly how big is this place?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom covers 580 acres in total, easily making it one of the largest theme parks of all time.

Description

Situated in the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, the Disney’s Animal Kingdom is quite different from any other theme park you might have heard about. First and foremost, this place is a sanctuary for many rare species of animals. The park is filled with wilderness that makes it no different from an actual jungle, with chirps of macaws and flapping of flamingoes masking the environment from any signs of artificial interventions. When opened in 1998, the park was promised to be a “kingdom of animals: real, ancient and imagined”. Even now, this tagline stays true to its statement, since the Disney’s Animal Kingdom continues to be one of the most highly visited theme parks of all time, with all the credits going to the variety of breathtaking attractions it has to offer to the visitors.

To truly understand how vast this theme park is, comprehension regarding its six different areas is mandatory. The park starts with its main entrance, the Oasis, which exists mainly to introduce visitors to the services they might require. This is where one of the many branches of Rainforest Café can be found, which provides both dining and entertaining accommodations. While the Oasis serves to provide a pathway into the deeper parts of the theme park, it also contains habitats of birds such as pochards, pintails, ibises, and a wide range of wild ducks.

Africa and Asia, both areas built according to the geographical structures of their namesakes, aim to create a natural environment in which wilderness can be experienced to the fullest. While the Africa area contains savannahs and rocky hills, the Asia area is centered on two makeshift villages. Both these villages contribute to the protection and research of wildlife, and allows many wild animals to roam free. Here, the visitors can get exposure to species such as Bengal tigers, flying foxes, emerald doves, green peafowls, etc. On the other hand, the African wilderness is home to elephants, gazelles, mandrills, impalas, and even lions.

Discovery Island, another major division, is home to the theme park’s signature venue: the Tree of Life. This giant Baobab tree provides shelters to kangaroos, storks, otters, and tortoises. Other important areas of the park are the Rafiki’s Planet Watch, which is more like an educational trip, and the Dinoland U.S.A, which aims to inform visitors about the giant reptiles which walked this earth during prehistoric ages. All these six areas of attractions combine together to provide a funhouse of learning, exploring, and enjoying the beauty of nature in its finest.