Animal Kingdom Overview
Animal Kingdom is one of the largest theme parks in the world. The beauty of this park lies in its incredible detail. There is far too much to absorb on one visit making repeat visits a delight.
A few facts on Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For more information on the attractions please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Annual Visitors (2019):
Avarage Daily Visitors:
2901 West Osceola Parkway
Lake Buena Vista
Animal Kingdom Attraction Mix
- Roller Coasters & Thrill Rides 5% 5%
- Family & Children’s Attractions 63% 63%
- Shows 32% 32%
Animal Kingdom Location
Animal Kingdom Entrance Plaza
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The physical aspect of walking around theme parks almost every day for 2 or more weeks comes as a surprise to many people. To illustrate the physical exertion, I use my Google Fit app to track my step count and distance walked in each park. I’ve crunched the numbers and the figures below represent my most recent visit to the park.
13.45 km (8.35 miles)
An overview of the attraction types you can expect to find in Animal Kingdom
Free guides, maps and tools to help you plan smarter!
An up-to-date park map to give you an idea of the layout and know where your favourite attractions are in relation to one another. Days in the parks can be long, don’t walk further than you have to!
A handy overview of the park. Download and read at your pleasure and use in conjunction with the park map and attraction tick list to plan your day.
Set your priorities for the day by knowing the must-do attractions and ones to avoid. Set expectations so there is no disappointment when you arrive and know what else you can do if there is time.
Not sure where to begin? Let a travel professional handle the planning so you can get on with enjoying your day.
Animal Kingdom’s coaster count is now down to just 1 but what a roller coaster! Even a problematic Yeti can’t dull this ride.
Thrill rides are subjective at this park. Many of the dark attractions will push boundaries for younger riders.
The first major expansion since opening introduced a welcome water attraction with a serious conservation message.
You’ll find a great mix of different dark rides with Pandora: World Of Avatar upping the quality on offer.
Animal Kingdom may have The Boneyard but the focus for younger ones remains with the animals.
Two of Disney World’s most popular shows reside at this park but that hasn’t stopped them diversifying.
See Animal Kingdom Visually
FREE VISUAL GUIDE
Quick service restaurants in Animal Kingdom get very busy around lunch. Once you’re in the park make sure you order your lunch through the My Disney Experience app to get the best choice of timeslots.
Many people don’t stay in the park for dinner making lunch especially busy here. Mobile ordering can apply to any of Disney’s parks but especially for lunch in Animal Kingdom.
If you would rather have a table service sit-down meal, Animal Kingdom tends to have the best walk-in availability of all Disney’s parks, just in case you didn’t book your slot.
Welcome The Rain
Many people either head for the exit or the nearest shop or indoor attraction when the heavens open.
In Animal Kingdom pack for rain and instead head for Kilimanjaro Safaris. The rain brings a lot of the animals out from their favourite shady spots so you will get to see some great behaviour.
Yes, you’re probably going to get damp but along with early mornings, it’s the best time to experience this amazing attraction.
Get Off The Beaten Tracks
Animal Kingdom rewards explorers with amazing and unexpected views. Some of the best views are in the quietest parts because people don’t venture off into the small pathways or are to fixed on getting the attractions done and getting back to the hotel pool.
Animal Kingdom is beautiful but the beauty is in the detail, you only have to look for it and you will be amazed at how rich this park is.