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Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is the latest addition to the Disney Theme Parks.

The park is split into 5 areas all with an animal theme but are each very different. This park is an easy going park and can be seen easily in a day. You will need to get an early start to have the best chance of seeing the animals before they retire from the heat.


Start here with Kilimanjaro Safari. You'll take a jeep ride on safari exploring over 100 acres of African savannah where you can see lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants, rhinos & baboons up close. In true Disney tradition there is a twist when you have to divert to catch some elephant poachers! - Great fun but it's best to go early first thing when the queues are less and there are likely to be more animals about.
On your way back, call in at Rafiki's Planet Watch and take a train journey arround some of the backstage areas of the park before visiting the interactive educational exhibits. Unless you are really into animals and conservation, you won't want to spend too long here. From here, head next door to Asia.


The latest attraction here is Expedition Everest. This is a high speed train ride forward and backward through the Himalayan mountains where you must look out for the dreaded Yeti.

Next, head over to Kali River Rapids the other big attraction in Asia, and be prepared to get wet – really wet – on a wild, water-rafting journey . From here take a leisurley stroll around the Maharajah Jungle Trek and, be prepared for the breathtaking wonder of the mystical forest and ancient ruins home to tigers, giant fruit bats and komodo dragons.

Discovery Island

In the centre of the park is the famous tree of life. See how many different animals you can find carved into the trunk and root system, and if you look very carefully you'll find the original mouse who started it all. Heading deep down into the root system of the tree you'll arrive at the theatre where they show the Bugs Life 3D Movie. It's a great film and lots of fun, but if your little ones are afraid of spiders there is one point in the film they may not like.

Camp Minnie/Mickey

Here you will find two very different shows. The Festival of the Lion King, set in a round theatre it has all the acrobatics, music, dance and special effects of a musical extravagansa. The second of the 2 shows is Pocahonis & her forrest friends. This is an outdoor show using trained animals to tell a simple story. If you only have time to see one, go for the Lion King.

This area is also a really good place for the kids to meet the Disney characters and get autographs and take pictures with their heros. There are always several hanging around here to meet and greet the guests, and they have special areas for taking great photos.

Dinoland USA
The big attraction here is Dinosaur!, A high speed ride in which you travel back in time to rescue the last dinosaur from extinction. Watch out at the end of the ride for a surprise!

The boneyard
is a children's adventure playground which is loosely based on an archialogical dig. The kids do seem to love it, and it gives the adults a welcome break for a few minutes.

Primeval Whirl
This a very popular rollor coaster ride where travelers are hurled up and down and spin round at the same time.
Have a great day out at Animal Kingdom