Disney's Animal Kingdom is the newest of Disney's theme parks in Walt Disney World, Florida. In addition to being the newest, the park is also the largest Disney park and the second largest in the world, covering 500 acres.
It is one of the most-visited amusements parks in the United States with over 10 million people visiting it annually. Of course, there are plenty of things to do for you and your family.
Things to Do
- Visit Discovery Island, the central part of the park, to see the "It's Tough to Be a Bug!" short film as well as the iconic Tree of Life, the park's symbol and logo. Ironically, the Tree of Life is an artificial Baobab tree.
- If you have young children, be sure to visit Rafiki's Planet Watch, an area focusing on conservation and designed for families with children.
- Head to Asia with the older kids to Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain to ride a rickety train around the world's highest mountain.
- Visit all the animals in Africa. The autonomous village of Harambe welcomes you and your family to ride with Kilimanjaro Safaris in order to see tons of different African animals including elephants, rhinos, zebras, flamingos, and crocodiles!
- Don't miss DinoLand U.S.A. If your little ones are brave, you should consider taking them on the DINOSAUR attraction. You and your family will be transported back in time aboard the Time Rover to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. This one may be too scary for the littlest members of your family.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Insider Tips
- If you're wanting to see the vets in Rafiki's Planet Watch do their thing, you should head along in the morning.
- Check what events and shows are taking place in the park before you go so that you don't miss a thing!