Animal Kingdom

This amazing theme park for animal lovers opened on April 22, 1998. Spanning over 500 acres, the Animal Kingdom in Disney World is home to about 2000 animals. The park also maintains its own zoo hospital, which is one of the leading zoo hospitals in North America.

Park Overview:

The Animal Kingdom in Disney World is divided into four lands which surround Discovery Island. The lands are separated from Discovery Island by the Discovery River. As you enter the park, you will first walk through an Oasis of tropical gardens and pathways that will lead you to the island where you will access the lands via pathways crossing the river.

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Dinoland USA
  • Discovery Island
  • Pandora – The World of Avatar

Table Service Dining:

  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Tiffins
  • Tusker House
  • Yak and Yeti Restaurant


  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo the Musical
  • Rivers of Light


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Special Events:

  • Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom

Quick Service Dining:

  • Harambe Market
  • Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks 
  • Yak & Yeti Local Foods
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Dawa Bar
  • Tamu Tamu Restaurant
  • Creature Comforts
  • Pongu Pongu
  • Satu’li Canteen

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