The Oasis | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

The Oasis (Disney World)Roam lush, tropical garden pathways—located near the park entrance—home to exotic animal exhibits.

The Pathway to Adventure

Begin your visit of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park with a self-guided stroll amid lush jungle foliage and amazing wildlife.

Follow a series of shady trails and encounter a tropical oasis of gentle waterfalls, meandering streams, imported flora and fascinating creatures. Setting the stage for a day of exploration, the Oasis Exhibits herald the beginning of your adventure within Disney’s Animal Kingdom park—and the unspoiled beauty of nature.

Wildlife Encounters

Exotic wildlife can be found at the Oasis Exhibits, including:

  • Giant Anteater
  • Exotic Boar
  • Barking Deer
  • Wallaby
  • Spoonbill

During your visit, snap pictures from convenient observation areas and learn more about the animals you see from clearly posted signs.

Fun Facts

  • The Oasis serves as the lush and scenic entrance area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, welcoming guests into the park’s immersive world of animals and adventure.
  • It is designed to resemble a tropical oasis, complete with winding pathways, dense foliage, water features, and hidden animal exhibits that allow guests to spot various creatures, including birds and small mammals.
  • One of the iconic features in The Oasis is the Tree of Life, which stands as a centerpiece and is home to the 3D theater attraction “It’s Tough to Be a Bug!”
  • The Oasis provides a tranquil and picturesque environment for visitors to explore and serves as a transition from the bustling outside world to the unique and natural experiences found within the park.
  • Throughout The Oasis, you’ll encounter Imagineering details such as animal carvings and sculptures subtly incorporated into the architecture and landscaping, enhancing the sense of discovery as you enter Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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