Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom Logo.jpg
amusement park
Location
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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Status Operating
Owner The Walt Disney Company
Operator Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Operating season All year-round
Area 500 acres (202.3 ha)
Website https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/animal-kingdom/

Disney's Animal Kingdom is an amusement park located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA. It is one of four parks that make up Walt Disney World Resort. The park has a focus on shows, animal viewings, and scenery. However, there are currently two roller coasters.

It is part of Disney's Florida resort. The other parks at Walt Disney World Resort are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Roller Coasters[edit | edit source]

Name Area Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Expedition Everest Asia Vekoma Mine Train 2006 Operating
Primeval Whirl Dinoland U.S.A. Reverchon Spinning 2002 Operating

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Name Area Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Avatar Flight Of Passage Pandora - World Of Avatar Walt Disney Imagineering 3D Flying Simulator May 27, 2017 Operating
DINOSAUR Dinoland U.S.A. Walt Disney Imagineering EMV Dark Ride April 22, 1998 Operating
Festival Of The Lion King Africa Walt Disney Imagineering Musical Show June 1, 2014 Operating
Finding Nemo: The Musical Dinoland U.S.A. Walt Disney Imagineering Musical Show November 5, 2006 Operating
It's Tough To Be A Bug Discovery Island Unkown 3D Film April 22, 1998 Operating
Kali River Rapids Asia Intamin River Rapids March 18, 1999 Operating
Kilimanjaro Safaris Africa Walt Disney Imagineering Safari April 22, 1998 Operating
Na'vi River Journey Pandora - World Of Avatar Walt Disney Imagineering Boat Voyage May 27, 2017 Operating
TriceraTop Spin Dinoland U.S.A. Zamperla Telecombat November 1, 2001 Operating

Areas[edit | edit source]

Oasis[edit | edit source]

The Oasis is the park's logistic equivalent to Main Street U.S.A. and provides the transition from the park's entrance to the world of animals. The main paths feature animal exhibits and dense vegetation and trees lead deeper into the park and then onto Discovery Island.

Food

  • Rainforest Café

Shop

  • Garden Gate Giftsw
  • The Outpost Shop
  • The Rainforest Cafe Shop
  • Outpost Cart

Discovery Island[edit | edit source]

Discovery Island is located at the center of the park, and is an island within the park's Discovery River waterway. It serves as the "central hub" connecting the other sections of the park by bridges, with the exception of Rafiki's Planet Watch. It was originally called Safari Village, as Discovery Island was the name for the small zoological park located in Walt Disney World's Bay Lake, but renamed after that area closed in 1999. The Tree of Life, the park's sculpted, man-made baobab tree, is located in this section and is surrounded by trails and animal enclosures.

Attractions

  • It's Tough To Be A Bug

Food

  • Tiffins (Sit Down)
  • Flame Tree Barbeque (Quick Service)
  • Pizzafari (Quick Service)
  • Nomad Lounge (Bar)
  • The Smiling Crocodile (Stand)
  • Terra Treats (Stand)
  • Eight Spoon Cafe (Coffee)
  • Isle Of Java (Coffee)
  • Creature Comforts (Starbucks)

Shop

  • Discovery Trading Company (LAND'S MAIN SHOP)
  • Adventures Outpost
  • Disney Outfitters
  • Island Mercantile
  • Riverside Depot
  • Tree Of Life Cart
  • Tiffins Cart

Meet & Greets

  • Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse (In Safari Outfits)
  • Pochahontas
  • Russel & Dug
  • Rafiki
  • Timon
  • Kevin

Africa[edit | edit source]

Africa is one of the original areas of the park. Set in the fictional east African port village of Harambe, this area contains several animal exhibits. Some snippets from Africa that were duplicated by the Disney Imagineers are a fortress that was found in Tanzania and a water-stained crumbling old building that was found in Kenya. Harambe includes a "hotel," restaurants, an outdoor bar that has live entertainment, and different marketplaces.

Attractions

  • Kilimanjaro Safari
  • Festival of the Lion King

Food

  • Tusker House (Sit Down)
  • Harambe Market (Quick Service)
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments. (Stand)
  • Harambe Fruit Market (stand
  • Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Coffee)
  • Dawa Bar (Bar)
  • Mahindi (Cart)

Shop

  • Mombasa Marketplace
  • Zuri's Sweet Shop
  • Ziwani Traders
  • Miraya's Souvinirs
  • Africa Hub Cart

Rafiki's Planet Watch[edit | edit source]

Rafiki's Planet Watch is the only section of the park not connected to Discovery Island; it connects only to Africa. Guests board the 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge Wildlife Express Train for the short trip to and from the area, which consists of three sub-areas.

Shop

  • Out Of The Wild

Asia[edit | edit source]

Asia, the first expansion area added to Disney's Animal Kingdom, first opened in 1999. This area is set in the fictional kingdom of Anandapur (which means "Place of many delights" in Sanskrit). Anandapur evokes the traits of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, and Thailand. According to Disney history, Anandapur was established as a royal hunting preserve in 1544. Anandapur contains both the riverside village of Anandapur, and Serka Zong, which is set in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Attractions

  • Expedition Everesrt: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Kali River Rapids

Food

  • Yak & Yeti Restrurant (Sit Down)
  • Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe (Quick Service)
  • Caravan Road (Stand)
  • Mr Kamal's (Stand)
  • Anadapur Ice Cream Truck (Stand)
  • Rivers Of Light We Are One Dessert Party (Stand)
  • Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages (Bar)
  • Warung Outpost (Bar)
  • Drinkwallah (Bar)
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks

Shop

  • Serka Zong Bazaar (Land's Main Shop)
  • Mandala Gifts
  • Yak & Yeti Bhaktapur Market
  • Serka Cart
  • Kali Cart
  • Maharajah Cart

Pandora - World Of Avatar[edit | edit source]

Pandora – The World of Avatar is themed to the fictional alien exoplanetary moon, Pandora, from James Cameron's Avatar series. The area is themed to the Valley of Mo'ara.

Attractions

  • Avatar Flight Of Passage
  • Na'vi River Journey

Food

  • Satu'li Canteen (Quick Service)
  • Pongu Pongu (Bar)

Shop

  • Windtraders (LAND'S MAIN SHOP)
  • Colors of Mo'ora

Dinoland U.S.A.[edit | edit source]

DinoLand U.S.A. is themed around dinosaurs and other extinct prehistoric life. The area is anchored by the Dino Institute, a fictitious palaeontological facility which is home to Dinosaur, a dark thrill ride loosely inspired by the 2000 Disney animated film of the same name, featuring a harrowing trip through time to the Late Cretaceous Period. Just outside the Institute is "Dino-Sue", a casting of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that is the most complete yet found. At the nearby Boneyard, there is a multi-leveled playground area with a Columbian mammoth fossil to be uncovered and a cast skeleton of a Brachiosaurus. Adjacent to the Institute and its surrounding facilities, is Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama, which recalls the many roadside attractions that were once scattered throughout the United States, being constructed by the owners of an old gas station hoping to take advantage of the tourism business the Institute has brought in. The area features Primeval Whirl, a steel Wild Mouse spinning roller coaster, the TriceraTop Spin aerial carousel ride, carnival games and gift shops. At the eastern edge of DinoLand U.S.A. is the Theater in the Wild, which hosts Finding Nemo – The Musical, a live-action musical stage show based on the story of the 2003 Disney·Pixar animated film Finding Nemo.

Attractions

  • DINOSAUR
  • Primeval Whirl
  • TriceraTop Spin

Food

  • Restaurantosaurus (Sit Down)
  • Dino-Diner (Quick Service)
  • Dino-Bite Snacks (Stand)
  • Trillo-Bites (Stand)

Shop

  • Chester & Hester's Dinosaur Treasures (LAND'S MAIN SHOP)
  • Dino Institute Shop
  • Dino-Land Cart
  • Boneyard Cart
  • Dino-Rama Cart
  • Theater In The Wild Cart

Meet & Greets

  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Goofy
  • Chip & Dale
  • Scrooge McDuck
  • Launchpad McQuack

External Links[edit | edit source]