Animal Kingdom Complete Ride List

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, which includes a complete list of rides. 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.

Animal Kingdom ride list height requirement

FastPass Selections

When looking at these rides, you may want to decide which attractions you'll be using your FastPass (sometimes referee to as Fast Pass or FastPass+) on. Note that Animal Kingdom has "tier 1" rides (which will be noted below). If a ride is a tier 1 ride that means you can only chose ONE tier 1 ride on your FastPass selections for that day.

For help picking your FastPass selections, see the full article on FastPass.

Rides at Animal Kingdom

Affection Section (temporarily closed until Spring 2019)

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Rafiki's Planet Watch
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • Recommended for families with small kids

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.

  • Height Requirement 44"
  • Located in Pandora World of Avatar
  • Fastpass+ is an option (this is a tier 1 ride)
  • Highly recommended!

The Boneyard

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Dinoland USA
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • Fun for small kids, but not a must do

Conservation Station (temporarily closed until Spring 2019)

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Rafiki's Planet Watch
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • A must if you love animals and animal care, but not for everyone. 

DINOSAUR

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!

  • Height Requirement 40"
  • Located in Dinoland USA
  • Fastpass+ is an option
  • Highly recommended!

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Discovery Island
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • If you have time this is a fun way to see more animals

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.

  • Height Requirement 44"
  • Located in Asia
  • Fastpass+ is an option
  • Highly recommended!

Fossil Fun Games

These are carnival-like games that are themed for Dinoland. My kids always want to stop to play games!

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Dinoland USA
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • A fun way to pass time if you are waiting for a rider switch or to kill a little time

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Africa
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • Fun if you are an animal lover

Habitat Habit! (Temporarily closes until Spring 2019)

Outdoor trails where you can see tamarins

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Rafiki's Planet Watch
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • This isn't a high priority unless your top priority is seeing as many animals as possible

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Discovery Island
  • Fastpass+ is an option
  • Highly recommended!

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.

  • 38" Height Requirement
  • Located in Asia
  • Fastpass+ is an option
  • Highly recommended!

Kilimanjaro Safaris

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Africa
  • Fastpass+ is an option
  • Highly recommended!

Maharajah Jungle Trek

A 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.
  • Height Requirement
  • Located in Asia
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • Recommended if seeing as many animals as possible is a priority

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.

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Pandora World of Avatar
  • Fastpass+ is an option (this is a tier 1 ride)
  • Highly recommended!

The Oasis Exhibits

This is a garden pathway where you will see waterfalls and amazing wildlife

  • No Height Requirement
  • Located in Oasis
  • No Fastpass+ option
  • This is only recommended if seeing animals is your top priority

Primeval Whirl

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

  • 48" Height Requirement
  • Located in Dinoland USA
  • Fastpass+ is an option
  • Fun ride, but beware of whiplash!

    TriceraTop Spin

    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)

    • No Height Requirement
    • Located in Dinoland USA
    • No Fastpass+ option
    • Highly recommended!

    Wildlife Express Train (temporally closes until Spring 2019)

    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

    • No Height Requirement
    • Located in Africa
    • No Fastpass+ option
    • Only recommended if you love trains or are looking for an easy going time-filler

    Have fun!

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    See you at the parks,
    -Julie

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