Disney’s Animal Kingdom is all in the name. At this theme park, we get to explore the wonders animals from all walks of life. Here, there are 6 unique lands to visit during your trip; Africa, Asia, Dinoland U.S.A, Pandora, Discovery Island, and The Oasis. Each of these lands boasts its own unique attractions, dining, entertainment, and sights to see.
Animal Kingdom is the largest of the 4 Disney World theme parks. When there’s a full size Savannah inside a theme park, that can happen! There’s just so much to do at Animal Kingdom. If you’re into thrill rides, take your turn at Expedition Everest or Dinosaur. The newest thrill attraction is Avatar: Flight of Passage in Pandora. I had the joy of taking my first ever ride on Flight of Passage recently in Animal Kingdom. When I say that it is one of the best rides I have ever been on in my life, I really mean it. There is nothing I have ridden before that is quite like it. If you ever get a chance to visit Disney World, put Flight of Passage on the top of your “Disney World Bucket List.” I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.
Trust me when I say that eventually (inevitably) your feet will hurt when you take laps around this huge theme park. When that time comes, take a trip on Kilimanjaro Safari. You’ll get up close and personal with all of the animals on this safari tour. Dinoland U.S.A is also a great area to find rides and activities to really express that inner “kid at heart”. In Disney World, there is no shame in acting like you’re a kid again.
My very favorite ride at Animal Kingdom is best fit for those of you who aren’t afraid to get wet. Kali River Rapids is a great time on a hot day (or even on a mild day for those of us from cold climates!) River rapids are always a good time, and it constantly keeps you on your toes as you wait who ends up being the ones to get absolutely SOAKED. For me, Kali River Rapids is a nostalgic ride. I can vividly remember heading to Animal Kingdom for Extra Magic Hours as a kid with my cousins. It was about 10:55 PM with an 11:00 PM closing time. That’s not going to stop us! Me and my cousins hopped in our raft, poncho-less, and had the best time. Sadly, Kali River Rapids was closed for this most recent trip. But, that just means I HAVE to go back, right? 😉
This doesn’t even touch the surface of all that there is to do at Animal Kingdom. But, these are just overview blogs! As time goes on, I plan to delve deeper and deeper into each park and all of the amazing theming, attractions, potential expansions, and much more. If you’re interested at all in more of my Disney World blogs, go ahead and follow me! I absolutely love talking Disney World, and I look forward to giving my followers great content.