Animal Kingdom is an amazingly themed park. The themed lands are a unique display of world-building, and Pandora is unlike anything you will ever see.
This is my guide to the attractions found at Animal Kingdom. I have included location, height requirements, fastpass+ eligibility, and some thoughts on each ride so that you can plan your trip based on what's best for your family.
This is a petting zoo with very cute animals. This used to be at Magic Kingdom years ago but was moved to Animal Kingdom after it opened.
Avatar Flight of Passage
This is one of the most popular rides in all of Disney World. You will soar through the world of Avatar on a virtual banshee. This ride can cause motion sickness if you aren't great with the simulator type rides.
This is a play area for small kids. A great place if your kids want to just run around and work off some energy after standing in long lines.
This is a behind the scenes look at animals in the park being cared for. You will see veterinarians and other experts caring for animals and wildlife. They will be able to answer questions, and you can watch while they care for the animals. You may even see operations on animals as needed, but what you see varies on the needs of the animals that day.
Take a wild ride to see dinosaurs through time. Be prepared for bumps and jolts, and some fun scares along the way. If you get motion sick, be prepared. There are a ton of bumps!
Discovery Island Trails
These are trails that go all around Discovery Island. You can see wildlife as you walk around. Look out for Lemurs, Porcupines, Galapagos Tortoises, and more. Keep in mind this can be HOT.
Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
This is a wild rollercoaster unlike any other. It feels like a normal ride, and suddenly you find yourself face to face with a Yeti before flying backward.
Fossil Fun Games
These are carnival-like games that are themed for Dinoland. My kids always want to stop to play games!
Gorilla Falls Exploration Trails
This walking trail has several animals including birds and fish and even gorillas. While it can be really interesting and fun, I always find this section to be insanely hot as you are walking through it. But the entrance is at the Safari exit, so if you hit the safari this is an easy and interesting walk through when you are done with that.
Outdoor trails where you can see tamarins
It's Tough to be a Bug
A 3d show that is charming and fun for everyone. Everyone from my kids to my grandparents enjoyed this show. The show features the characters from A Bug's Life.
Kali River Rapids
A river raft ride that is perfect for those hot days! I find this park to be the hottest of all of the parks, so this ride is a great and fun way to cool down. There is a good chance you could get soaked, so if you want to ride but don't want to get soaked you might want to wear a poncho.
A guided safari ride (and yes, they actually drive these trucks. No fake Jungle Cruise type driving!) where you can see tons of animals. The guides have tons of information on the different types of animals you see as you drive by. Guides have mentioned that mornings and evenings are when the animals are most active. Also, this ride can be really hot, so morning and evening are a great time weather wise as well.
Maharajah Jungle TrekA walking path where you can see various animals like Komodo Dragons, Bats, and even Tigers! The walking path can be hot, but this is great for animal lovers.
Na'vi River Journey
People have mixed feelings on this ride, but I absolutely love it. It is a slow boat ride through a dark world of Pandora. It is one of the most beautiful rides I have ever seen.
The Oasis Exhibits
This is a garden pathway where you will see waterfalls and amazing wildlife
This is a fun whirling and twirling ride. If you get motion sickness this ride might not be you. This can be an intense ride. You may want to try TriceraTop Spin for an easier alternative
This is a dumbo type ride, but instead, you are riding in a dinosaur. This is always a favorite for the kids (and for the adults in my family)
Wildlife Express Train
Ride on this train from Africa to Rafiki's Planet Watch. This is a fun slow moving ride. If your kids love trains like mine, this can be a fun way to break up the day
See you in the parks,