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–

Oasis

  • 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

Africa

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • The Tusker House

Asia

  • Expedition Everest
  • Rivers of Light

Dino-Land U.S.A.

  • DINOSAUR

Transportation to Animal Kingdom

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

Parking

You can park for free at Epcot if you are a resort guest or annual pass holder. Otherwise, parking is $22/day.

Buses

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

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 for a flat $25 fee.

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!

See you in the parks!

–Julie

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