Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a “super-zoo” styled after parts of Africa and Asia and is home to hundreds of animals from around the world. Through thoughtful landscaping and the use of natural barriers instead of cages and fences, the animals’ habitats have been designed to look as similar to their native environments as possible. Observation areas, hands-on educational experiences, and knowledgeable staff make Animal Kingdom a fun place to learn about some of the world’s most interesting animals. The park is divided into a few sections: The Oasis is the main entrance area and features several animal habitats. Discovery Island features the giant tree and the It’s Tough to be a Bug show. Camp Mini Mickey features The Lion King show as well as an area for meeting characters. Africa is the home of the Kilimanjaro Safaris and the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail. Take the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch to learn about animal care and habitat conservation. In Asia, ride white water rapids, ride a roller coaster to the summit of Mt. Everest, and explore the Maharajah Jungle Trek. DinoLand U.S.A. features carnival-style games and rides, a “bone yard” and playground, a wild ride through time to a land of dinosaurs, and the must-see Finding Nemo–The Musical. Animal Kingdom is also the destination for an otherworldly journey to Pandora – The World of Avatar, where winged banshee rule the air, mountains float in the sky, and bioluminescent forests light up the night.
Last modified: August 6th, 2018