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Disney's Animal Kingdom

Anchored by the iconic Tree of Life® Attraction, Walt Disney World® Resort’s animal-themed park transports you from lush jungles to soaring mountains. 

Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, where Disney magic meets Mother Nature. While watching elephants meandering across the Sahara and tigers stalking through the jungle, you will feel miles away from Orlando. This popular park in the Walt Disney World® Resort family delights visitors young and old.

Begin your tour at Discovery Island. If you are a Disney fan, you will immediately recognize the area because of the massive Tree of Life® Attraction rising from its center. If you want to do some shopping or have a meal or snack, this area will meet your needs. Afterward, get close to the world’s smallest creatures in the 3-D film It’s Tough to be a Bug! Attraction.

In Pandora - The World of Avatar, journey to an all-new, awe-inspiring land that celebrates the magnificent power of nature. Here you can fly on the back of a mountain banshee during an exhilarating 3-D ride in the Avatar Flight of Passage™ and glide down a gentle, mysterious river and feel a sense of wonder as the full beauty of Pandora reveals itself on the Na'vi River Journey.

Come to Africa and be transported to a savannah filled with lions, elephants, giraffes and other exotic animals. This remarkable recreation of an East African village really makes you feel like you’re on a safari.

Asia® Land takes you to an equally unique imagining of a jungle village near the Himalayas. Take a trek through the jungle or splash your way through the Kali River Rapids® Attraction.

Enjoy a thrilling ride on the Expedition Everest® - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain® . The roller coaster starts off slowly and accelerates to provide a satisfyingly wild ride.

Go back in time at DinoLand U.S.A.® Area. Take part in a fossil dig or race against the impending asteroid in the ride of Dinosaur Attraction.

The theme park is open daily until mid-evening. Find it in the southwestern corner of Walt Disney World® Resort. By car, reach it in 15 minutes or less from any other part of the Disney complex. Parking is free for resort guests.

Make sure to wear comfortable footwear for your visit. Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is sprawling. Plan for lots of walking if you want to experience all the park’s sights and thrills.

Popular Activities at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Ensure you have loads of time at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Below are the most popular activities:

Private Theme Park Guide & Customized Day Plan is just one of the best activities on offer here.

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Maingate Lakeside Resort $40
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
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Maingate Lakeside Resort

Maingate Lakeside Resort

7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
     
    3.2 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The environment re its ambiance could use a lift. The rooms need proper upgrade.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge $288
    Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019
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    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      What is not to love about having the animals right outside your balcony. The kids loved the closeness to the animals and happy kids make happy parents.

      Red Lion Hotel Orlando Kissimmee Maingate $60
      Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
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      Red Lion Hotel Orlando Kissimmee Maingate

      Red Lion Hotel Orlando Kissimmee Maingate

      7300 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL
         
        3.8 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This is a very nice facility in a good location for visiting Disney Parks. I did not mark it excellent because after paying fully on Expedia I was charged an additional $10 per room by the hotel for "Resort Fees." While standing at check in I heard two other cases of parties that believed there was ...

        Margaritaville Resort Orlando $142
        Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019
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        Margaritaville Resort Orlando

        Margaritaville Resort Orlando

        8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          I liked the price and rooms were new and clean..... Hotel really needs bathtubs in some rooms and room service. It was 11:00 pm and no where to get a soda or snack.

          Disney's All-Star Sports Resort $127
          Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
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          Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

          Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

          1701 W Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL
             
            4.1 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The room was very cool, loved the AC Maod service wasn't very good.

            Baymont by Wyndham Celebration $54
            Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
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            Baymont by Wyndham Celebration

            Baymont by Wyndham Celebration

            7601 Black Lake Road, Kissimmee, FL
               
              3.5 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Clean, affordable, friendly staff, great breakfast, easy parking

              Walt Disney World Dolphin $161
              Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019
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              Walt Disney World Dolphin

              Walt Disney World Dolphin

              1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
                 
                4.1 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Loved the place, always clean and the staff was very friendly. Super convenient walk to Epcot

                Quality Inn & Suites Kissimmee by The Lake $67
                Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
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                Quality Inn & Suites Kissimmee by The Lake

                Quality Inn & Suites Kissimmee by The Lake

                7785 W. US 192, Kissimmee, FL
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great location, clean ,bedrooms need a little work as well as the bathroom, good breakfast . Overall for thw price the place is good.