Hours of Operation
Animal Kingdom is the newest theme park to open in Walt Disney World Florida. It features 7 different areas: Oasis, Camp Minnie-Mickey, DinoLand U.S.A., Asia, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch, and Discovery Island.
Animal Kingdom has something for every age, with new exciting animal exhibits, shows and rides always in the works. There are water rides, roller coasters, shows and slow rides. And of course, there's lots of animals. Their Kilimanjaro Safari Ride will take you through the African wilderness where you will see animals in a natural environment - lions, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, and much more. There's also a walk through zoo in Asia, the Maharaja Jungle Trek. Ride Expedition Everest, Walt Disney World's most expensive roller coaster that takes you on a wild chase through the Himalayas as you try to escape the Yeti.
There's also special events that allow you to see some of your favorite Disney characters, like Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade. Other live entertainment includes character greetings and opportunities to see animals up close, like Flights of Wonder where you can see and learn about exotic birds.
Disney's Animal Kingdom has an array of premium restaurants that feature a variety of international dishes and animal themes. Dine with beloved Disney characters at the Tusker House Restaurant, which offers a family style buffet featuring African and American cuisines. Enjoy some delicious barbeque on the go at Flame Tree BBQ near the Tree of Life on Discovery Island. Plenty of snack carts throughout the park serve your favorite Disney snacks - frozen lemonade, ice cream, popcorn, and soft drinks.
You'll also find keepsakes of your Animal Kingdom adventures at their many shops located around the park - stuffed animals, picture frames, books, jewelry, clothing, toys, Mickey Mouse ears, and more. They'll also have your in-park necessities you might have left at the hotel - sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and ponchos.
Animal Kingdom features special seasonal events throughout the year, including Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade around the holidays, and the Expedition Everest Challenge - a 5k run that takes you through the park with hidden clues and fun obstacles along the way.
Hours may vary at the park, so check for times. Extra Magic hours may be available, allowing guests to the resorts to enter the park earlier and stay later.
Animal Kingdom is located in the southwestern part of Walt Disney World. The parking lot can be reached from Osceola Parkway. Look for the Mount Everest that towers over the park.
Upcoming Events at Animal Kingdom
Admission | Ticket Prices
The price goes down per day if you purchase tickets for more than a day. Walt Disney World also has their park hopper option which allows you to visit multiple parks. Multiple vacation packages featuring hotel price and dining are available as well.
Option Price 1 Day Admission (10 and older) $99 1 Day Admission (3-9) $93 Child (under 3) FREE