Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is an up-close look at the natural world and the 4th Disney park to be built. It opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998, and is dedicated to protecting the natural environment and animal conservation, themes that were very close to Mr. Disney’s heart. The centerpiece of the park is the iconic Tree of Life – a 145-foot-tall, 50-foot-wide man-made baobab tree. a towering symbol of how all of us on planet Earth are connected. It is actually the largest theme park in the world, covering 580 acres but in reality, for most visitors, it does not typically take as much time to see as Magic Kingdom or EPCOT. When the sun rises over the Savannah you’d better be there! Animals love the cooler mornings, not the midday heat, so rise and shine. There are lots to see – over 1700 animals across 250 species!
Coming To Animal Kingdom 2019
It’s over a year old but let’s be real it still feels new! Pandora – World of Avatar was the biggest addition in over a decade at Walt Disney World. Avatar Flight of Passage remains the most popular ride in all of Walt Disney World, with wait times that always seem to be over an hour, sometimes two – so plan plan plan!
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Lion King” movie along with Timon and Rafiki in the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” on Discovery Island. Let your inner beast roam free on the dance floor at this raucous party! Have a ball posing in front of special 3-D photo opportunities re-creating some of the most famous scenes from the animated classic.
Open every day during peak times 8:00 am – 11:00 pm – call 407 824 2222 to check for specific days or go online.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a zoological theme park that spans over 580 acres. Broken up into 6 themed areas, there are plenty of themed rides, restaurants and shopping.
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