Take A Walk On The Wild Side
DIsney's Animal Kingdom
Spread across 500 acres, Animal Kingdom™ is composed of seven lands, including Africa, Asia, DinoLand U.S.A., Discovery Island, The Oasis, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and the newly opened Pandora—The World of Avatar. Explore the realm of creatures that inhabit our world—and our imagination—and create your own adventure for an experience that roars with excitement.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Morning Extra Magic Hours have been added at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on the following dates:
May: 1-4, 6, 8-10, 15-16, 18, 20, 22-25, 30-31
June: 1, 3, 5-8, 10, 12-15, 17, 19-22, 24, 26-29
For a full list of Extra Magic Hours dates, visit the Walt Disney World Park Hours calendar here.
Pandora - The World of Avatar
The largest expansion in Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s history, Pandora—The World of Avatar is an awe-inspiring land that celebrates the magnificent power of nature. Be prepared to behold a land that’s beyond belief.
- Avatar Flight of Passage
Experience this all-new expedition that lets you fly on the back of a mountain banshee and take in the beauty and grandeur of Pandora for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape.
- Na’vi River Journey
Drift down a mysterious river and journey deep into a bioluminescent rainforest in search of the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.
- Valley of Mo’ara
Hike amid floating mountains, glowing flora, and mesmerizing creatures while listening to the native drum circle.
- Satu’li Canteen
Indulge in the art and culture of the Na’vi while dining inside a former RDA mess hall, where healthful dishes and familiar flavors round out the menu.
- Conservation Station (Rafiki’s Planet Watch)
Explore a wildlife conversation featuring interactive exhibits and a viewable research facility that lets you go behind the scenes of Disney’s Animal Kingdom™.
- DINOSAUR (DinoLand U.S.A.)
Travel back to the land before time, where a rip-roaring time rover takes you on a prehistoric tour to save an Iguanadon before the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs strikes.
- Expedition Everest—Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (Asia)
Embark on an exhilarating expedition aboard a speeding train that careens and plunges through the Himalayan mountains while trying to outrun the mythic Abominable Snowman.
- It’s Tough to be a Bug! (Discovery Island)
See the world from a bug’s point of view in this 3D film and live show inspired by the Disney Pixar film A Bug’s Life.
- Kali River Rapids (Asia)
Hang on tight for a thrilling whitewater adventure through a lush jungle landscape along the scenic Chakranadi River.
- Kilimanjaro Safaris (Africa)
See real African animals in their natural habitats during an open-air vehicle expedition through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve.
- Tree of Life (Discovery Island)
A celebration of all living creations, this iconic symbol of the Animal Kingdom™ is breathtaking sculpture that wordlessly expresses the intricate balance of nature.
Character and Entertainment Highlights
- Rivers of Light (Asia)
End your day by embracing the magic of nature during a nighttime spectacular celebrating the beauty of all living things. Featuring captivating special effects, music and animal folklore, the Rivers of Light is a magnetic display set on the beautiful Discovery River.
- Burudika (Africa)
Groove to the lively, infectious rhythms of Afro-pop with this irresistible street band.
- Festival of the Lion King (Africa)
Enjoy a vibrant and exciting retelling of the tale of the cub who would be king in this big-as-Broadway show filled with colossal puppets, spirited dancers, regal stilt walkers, and imaginative costumes.
- Finding Nemo—The Musical (DinoLand U.S.A.)
Dive into the big, blue world with this extraordinary performance based on the award-winning Disney Pixar film.
- Meet Pocahontas at Character Landing (Discovery Island)
Say hello to Pocahontas in a setting inspired by her love of nature and spirit of adventure.
Animal Kingdom Dining Highlights
- Tiffins (Discovery Island)
A culinary expedition of international cuisine, Tiffins is an upscale restaurant offering mouth-watering delights from far-off places for lunch and dinner.
- Dawa Bar (Africa)
Sip and swirl South African wines in the heart of Harambe village at this bamboo bar featuring African beer, including the elusive Tusker Lager and specialty cocktails, such as Lost on Safari.
- Eight Spoon Café (Discovery Island)
A favorite of park goers, Eight Spoon Café offers American comfort classics, such as baked macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, and fried shrimp.
- Rainforest Cafe® (Main Entrance)
Go wild with a feast in the middle of a tropical rainforest, where animated animals, exotic sounds, banyan trees, and waterfalls serve as the backdrop for your epic dinner experience.
- Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant (Asia)
A beautiful Nepalese-style restaurant, Yak & Yeti™ is a table-service eatery featuring pan-Asian cuisine, such as sweet-and-sour chicken, Kobe beef burgers, egg rolls, and pork pot stickers.
Seasonal Special Events
Party for the Planet
April 22, 2018
This annual Earth Day event is a beautiful celebration of the planet’s nature and wildlife. Enjoy extraordinary opportunities to explore the nature wonders of the park, thanks to a variety of enhanced park offerings, such as interactive demonstrations, immersive entertainment, up-close animal encounters, and commemorative photographs and crafting activities.
For the Convenience of our Guests
For your convenience, tickets to Walt Disney World Theme Parks may be purchased in advance by simply clicking here or by visiting our Concierge desk upon arrival.
Guests of Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace enjoy complimentary transportation to all four Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs®.
And, for a truly magical experience, join us every Sunday for a Disney Character Breakfast with your favorite Disney friends at Letterpress, located on the ground floor.