This is the latest (it was opened in 1998) and biggest theme park of Walt Disney World. It is devoted to animals, highlighting their protection. There are three kinds of animals hosting the park: real, mystic and extinct. The message intended to be conveyed through all these attractions is the importance of taking care of the animals and environmental harmony. The sign distinguishing this park is a huge tree created by Disney, called Tree of Life. It is an outdoor park, to enjoy nature and also Florida sun. It is organized in seven areas, each of them showing different attractions related to animal world.
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It is the entrance to the park; everybody needs to cross it to access to the different areas. Here, there is the famous Rainforest Cafe, a restaurant having rain forest atmosphere, elephants playing the trumpet, gorillas working as waiters, sudden rains and delicious food.
Here, there is the big tree distinguishing Animal Kingdom; in it, It’s Tough to be a Bug! is shown, a three-dimensional movie, having effects and seat motion, about life seen from a bug’s perspective. On the tree, you can see multiple images carved about different types of animals. From Discovery Land, you can access the other areas of the park.
This Animal Kingdom area represents African continent, its savanna, flora and fauna, so that people from all around the world can enjoy the nature beauties close up. There are two really amazing attractions no visitor can miss.
it is a group safari carried out on a special vehicle having one side open to see the animals. In the expedition, you can find all kinds of animals from Africa, loose on the savanna. During the ride, you can see lions, giraffes, hippopotamus, elephants, rhinoceros, among many other species.
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail:
this attraction is a ride on a wood, looking for gorillas. While the audience walks, they can see different animals from Africa, such as birds, hippopotamus and, of course, gorillas.
Rafiki’s Planet Watch:
This park area is only accessible through a train leaving from Harambe station. It shows how zoologist specialist work to treat animals and save species in danger of extinction. The best attractions are the following:
Wildlife Express Train:
it is a ride on a train through the African savanna represented there. During the ride, you can see how animals are taken care of in the park. This train route ends on the animal care center in Disney, called Conservation Station.
this attraction is highly recommendable for the younger ones, since there are domestic animals, specially farm animals, such as sheep, pigs and chickens. Children can safely get near them and experience nature close up.
In this area of Animal Kingdom, you will be able to enjoy animals from Asia. A ride on this area allows to get to know a lot about fauna from the faraway Asian continent in a very short time. We specially recommend these attractions:
Kali River Rapids:
it is a ride around Asian woods and also a boat ride around the quick waters of Chakranadi River. Ideal for adventurous spirits.
this time, the attraction is a ride around the big mountain on a roller coaster shaped as steam train, ending on the base camp. This is a ride around the famous Yeti’s mountain that adventure lovers cannot miss.
Maharaja Jungle Trek:
here, you can go around the Andapur Royal woods from Southeast Asia and find all kinds of typical animals, such as tigers, tapirs and komodo dragons.
This is the ideal area for all dinosaur fans, no matter if they are grown-ups or kids. It tries to relive the world as it was during the time when these already extinct animals lived. Besides, you can see live animals, such as storks and Asian turtles. Some of the most popular attractions are:
it is a trip to the Cretaceous, more than sixty million years ago. It is an expedition to prehistory where you need to be alert to potential attacks from a carnivorous dinosaur or the danger of an asteroid.
it is a fake fossil area, for children to play and pretend to be paleontologists and entertain themselves unearthing dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.
in this case, the attraction is a ride on a roller coaster, simulating a time machine, where the carts turn individually. The roller coaster is very striking, because it has lot of colors. Besides, its speed, curves and unexpected movements make it very funny.
This is the place to get to know the loved Disney World characters close up: Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, among others. The youngest kids will be really charmed here, since they will be able to take pictures with these characters and ask them for autographs. Some of the most popular attractions are:
Pocahontas and her Forest Friends:
this show tells the story of Pocahontas and there are actual animals taking part on it, making it really attractive.
Festival of the Lion King:
this is a musical performed on a theater, including songs and scenes from the famous movie. The audience generally takes part signing and also sometimes some kids act.
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