An Overview of Animal Kingdom at Disney World

Animal Kingdom is the newest of the 4 theme parks. This park may seem like it is simply a zoo-themed park, but it is so much more. Journey to Asia, Africa, and even the World of Pandora!

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

This park is divided into 6 lands:

  1. Oasis
  2. Discovery Island
  3. Pandora - The World of Avatar
  4. Africa
  5. Asia
  6. Dino-Land U.S.A.

Each area is known for specific landmarks or attractions:


  • The Entrance to the park
  • The Rainforest Cafe

Discovery Island

  • The Tree of Life

Pandora - The World of Avatar

  • Flight of Passage
  • Na’vi River Journey


  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • The Tusker House


  • Expedition Everest
  • Rivers of Light

Dino-Land U.S.A.


Find the complete ride list for Animal Kingdom here.

Transportation to Animal Kingdom

There are a few options available to get you to Animal Kingdom.


You can park for free at Animal Kingdom if you are a resort guest or annual pass holder. Otherwise, parking is $25/day.


There are bus stops to and from the resorts that stop in front of the park.

Minnie Vans

Using the Lyft app you can call a Disney Cast Member to pick you up in a special van that looks like Minnie Mouse. All Minnie Vans have 2 car seats available and can take you anywhere on the Disney property. Cost varies depending on how far you’re traveling.

Bringing items into the Park

At Animal Kingdom you CAN bring a bag or backpack on to every attraction. So feel free to pack a bag with your essentials for the day.

What can I bring in to the park?

  • Food
  • Small cooler
  • Milk/formula/other drinks
  • Small tripods or monopods (they have to fit into your backpack)
  • Your own stroller

What items can’t I bring?

  • Wagons (You can’t bring anything that your child has to be pulled in)
  • Folding chairs
  • Selfie sticks
  • Weapons
  • Large coolers
  • Straws (for the safety of the animals)
  • Balloons (for the safety of the animals)

Have fun!

Check out our touring plans for Animal Kingdom, and have fun!

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