The Oasis Exhibits
- Animal Kingdom has The Oasis, which
enchantingly puts one in a "jungle" mood, and draws one forward to the
"Tree Of Life." Leave the urban world behind and enter a lush
tropical garden filled with exotic birds and animals. Look out for the
Parma Wallaby, tree kangaroo, giant anteater, sloth, Chinese deer, exotic
birds, and more in this Gateway
to the Animal Kingdom.
Pocahontas - Legend Live Show
- There's a prickly porcupine, a possum, a raccoon, a rabbit, wild turkey
and an energetic skunk. There's even a very large snake, another of the
friends Pocahontas brings on stage to help younger audience members learn
more about their animal neighbors. In the end, Grandmother Willow and
Pocahontas and all her friends learn that the only animals who can save
the forests are -- you guessed it -- humans.
Discovery Island Trails
- This is a series of walkways that surround and wind themselves among the
Tree of Life. Permanent guests of these trails include a wide display of
birds, including beautiful flamingos and colorful toucans. A wide array of
other wildlife also make their home here. So keep your cameras handy while
on this scenic trail.
- Climb aboard your open-sided safari
vehicle for an exciting expedition. Animals from Africa freely roam
through acres of savannah, rivers, and rocky hills. Look out for giraffes,
gazelles, elephants, rhinos, and lions. But beware, your adventure takes
an unexpected turn when poachers are spotted. Animal Kingdom doesn't
have many rides, so calling this the best may sound like a qualified
endorsement. But the animals you'll see make it a winner as long as your
timing is right. They're scarce at midday during most times of year (in
cooler months you may get lucky), so we recommend you ride it as close to
the park's opening or closing as possible.
Wildlife Express Train
- Ride the rails on this rustic African train that travels the savannah
for a behind-the-scenes journey through several animal housing and care
areas of the park. In just over five minutes, your guided train ride
transports you to the core of the park's conservation center. All
- This is the hub of Disney's global conservation involvement. Learn
interesting facts about animal habitats around the world and in your own
backyard. You'll even get a peek at real animal research, veterinary care
and food preparation. Find out more about the Disney Wildlife Conservation
Fund, making a difference for wildlife and wild places. You take the
Wildlife Express to Conservation station where you will have a chance to
interact with animals and also discover how to become involved in
protecting wildlife and wild places.
Kali River Rapids
- 5-MINUTE WATER RIDE DOWN RIVER RAPIDS WITH A LARGE FALL....AND YOU WILL
GET WET Mist and scents of jasmine greet you at the start of the
ride. The raft heads upwards and then down a water fall. The raft sloshes
back and forth through a rainforest and temple ruins, but then you smell
smoke!...and you experience increasingly turbulent waters....
- The BoneYard is an interactive playground for children, similar to Honey
I Shrunk the Kids at the Disney-MGM Studios. It is located on your left
as cross under the 50-foot-tall brachiosaurus and enter DinoLand U.S.A.
- In keeping with the theme of
the land, The Dino Institute was created to uncover the mysteries of the
past and is staffed by students and scientists. The queue area contain
exhibits and displays. Travel back 65 million years to the Cretaceous
period in search of an Iguanodon dinosaur! Your time traveler will race
through a meteor shower and come face to face with some rather large
dinosaurs! Dinosaur is the thrill ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Festival of the Lion King
- MUST SEE!
- Located within the Camp Minnie-Mickey area of the Animal Kingdom, The 25
minute Festival of "The Lion King" takes place in the Campside Circle part
of Camp Minnie-Mickey and features live music, tribal celebration song,
dance and storytelling, including most of the favorite characters from
Disney's "The Lion King" animated film.
The Tree of Life
- MUST SEE!
- The Tree of Life is the icon of
Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. The tree stands 14 stories high and is 50
feet in diameter at its base. There are more than 325 animal forms carved
into the tree. The surrounding area of the tree is filled with live
animals, such as, otters, flamingos, tamarinds, lemurs, tortoises,
colorful ducks, storks, cranes and cockatoos.
It's Tough to be a Bug
- MUST SEE!
- This 3-D movie is similar to Jim Henson's MuppetVision 4-D ride in MGM
Studios. It coordinates action in the theater with what is happening on
the screen. The theater looks like the middle of an anthill, with holes
and tunnels everywhere. Keep an eye on some of these holes for an
appearance by the protagonist, Flick, played by TV's Dave Foley.
Disney uses almost everything in their bag of tricks in this attraction,
so look for the special effects in this performance to become legendary.
(Even your senses of touch and smell are stimulated!)
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
- The hippos put on quite a display (and draw a riotous crowd reaction)
when they do what comes naturally and use their tails to scatter it over
everything above and below the surface. There are other animals here,
including ever-active mole rats, but gorillas are the main event. The
trail has two gorilla-viewing areas: One sports a family of six, including
a 500-pound silverback and his ladies and children; the other has five
bachelors. They're not always cooperative, especially in hot weather, when
they tend to spend most of the day in shady areas out of view. Also, this
isn't considered by many guests to be one of the park's sexiest areas, so
they skip it or rush through. Those who stick around for a while are
likely to make return visits.
Flights of Wonder
- Your heart will take flight as you watch an amazing assortment of birds
display their wondrous natural behaviors. It's a soaring celebration of
winged wonders. Embark on a journey in search of lost treasures with
Luke and Phoenix who encounter an amazing display of birds in free flight.
Flights of Wonder is presented at the Caravan Stage in the Asia section of
the Animal Kingdom. The arena seats about 1000 people and it is covered so
you won't get wet in the rain but it also tends to hold heat in underneath
the awnings when it is warm outside. There are some fans to move the air
around. You are seated on benches.
Maharajah Jungle Trek
- A self guided tour through the tropical jungles of India. See
unusual plants and animals. Walking exhibit where you travel a beautifully
detailed trail through India viewing tigers and other exotic animals.
Tarzan Rocks Stage Show
- Swing your way right into a rockin' show on the wild side! It's a live
stage performance filled with all kinds of extreme stunts and live music
from the film's soundtrack. Plus Tarzan», Jane, Terk, and a cast of jungle
gymnasts and rock 'n' roll animals. We're wakin' up the wild side every
- Capturing the essence of a colorful roadside fair, Dino-Rama! celebrates
the long-gone age of the dinosaur with spinning and whirling rides, giant
concrete dinosaurs and old-fashioned amusement games -- a crazy
kaleidoscope of family fun. Primeval Whirl features 13 colorful cars that
whirl past flying asteroids and corny depictions of dinosaur cut-outs that
spin and pop up along the track. The spinning coaster takes guests on a
wacky time warp back to the prehistoric era on a twisting track of tight
loops and short drops . . . with a final descent into the gaping jaws of a
giant dino fossil.