Is your family traveling to Disney Animal Kingdom? Check out these best tips for your visit – Best Tips for Visiting Disney Animal Kingdom! Post sponsored by Disney as a part of #ZootopiaEvent. All savvy travel opinions are my own
Best Tips for Visiting Disney Animal Kingdom
Looking to maximize your visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom? I’ve gathered together the BEST tips to make the most of your vacation!
As a Disney enthusiast and Orlando native, this gal loves Disney Animal Kingdom as one of the best theme parks for families. From food to rides, exclusive tours to insider info, check out my 7 Best Tips for Visiting Disney Animal Kingdom, unlike any other animal theme park in the world!
FastPass The Best Rides
Your tips for the best Animal Kingdom visit all starts BEFORE you get to the parks! With tickets in hand, be sure to FastPass the best and most exclusive Animal Kingdom rides to fit your family’s schedule! From family favorites to extreme thrills, Animal Kingdom definitely keeps the attraction level high throughout the park. Here’s the list of Animal Kingdom FastPass eligible attractions:
- Expedition Everest
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Primeval Whirl
- Flights of Wonder
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo – The Musical
- It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
- Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost
Take the Backstage Tales Tour
If you’re an early riser, the Disney Animal Kingdom Backstage Tales Tour is a great way to explore the Disney park, behind the scenes. An exclusive guided tour of the animals, enclosures, training, feeding, and more, this is definitely the tour for the Disney lover. AND, one of my favorite parts about this tour is that you get early access to the park, and that perfect Tree of Life picture!
Indulge in Exclusive Eats
If you’re looking for more authentic food inspired by Africa, Asia and beyond, Disney’s Animal Kingdom definitely steps up to the menu. The Disney chefs bring exotic spices, tastes and palettes to offer delicious food offerings you can’t find at any other Disney park.
My favorite area for exclusive eats is the newest Animal Kingdom eatery, the Harambe Market. Spice-Rubbed Karubi Ribs, Sausage Curried Corn Dogs and Watermelon Lemonade are our family’s personal favorites. And let’s not forget that Animal Kingdom is the perfect place to pick up another Dole Whip….with rum for adults!
Explore the Wild Africa Trek
The Disney Wild Africa Trek has to be one of the best private tour offerings at Walt Disney World. If you love animals, adventure, and Disney…this is the bucket list experience for you. A guided walking tour through the jungle, up close animal encounters, a bird’s eye view from a rickety bridge, a beautiful snack locale and your private safari, this is no ordinary 3 hour tour! Be sure to click the link above for my exclusive video and tips for your trek!
Complete the FREE Wilderness Explorers Guide
Want an even deeper look inside of Disney’s Animal Kingdom? It’s definitely my favorite tip to explore the park…and it’s FREE! The Wilderness Explorers Guide is a book chock full of exploration, discovery and learning for families. Pages in your book offer the ultimate scavenger hunt to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, earning you 31 badges along the way. The completion of the hunt also earns you the ultimate prize, the Senior Wilderness Explorers Badge!
Experience A New World at Pandora
Make time to immerse yourself in Animal Kingdom’s newest land, Pandora The World of Avatar. Stunning visuals, 2 all-new rides, out-of-this-world food options, gorgeous picture opportunities and whole lot more await your family. Be sure to check out my post to see why Pandora is great for kids too.
Be Enchanted by Rivers of Light Night Time Show
***Update: As of March 20, 2020 – Rivers of Light show is permanently closed. There are talks of The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic pyrotechnic show replacing this nighttime spectacle.
The all-new nighttime Disney show, Rivers of Light, offers a one-of-a-kind Animal Kingdom show. This 15 minute shows offers a different side of the park with enchanting views, creative visuals and so much for your family to take in. Be sure to check out the Rivers of Light best tips to make the most of viewing.
Learn About Animals, the Disney Way
Disney’s Animal Kingdom definitely allows the guests to get up close and personal with the animals, the Disney way. One of our favorite animal areas is the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Tigers, bats, kamado dragons and more Asian animal species are all surrounded by beautiful enclosures, informative signs and very knowledgeable staff. We could stroll this area for hours, learning new facts about animals in our world!
Enjoy Every Moment
The best tip for your Disney Animal Kingdom visit? Making sure to take in every Disney moment! Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers so many great experiences from amazing rides to exclusive tours, delicious eats to the best photo ops. Be sure to take in the memories with an open mind and a big smile!
What is your best tip for visiting Disney Animal Kingdom?
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