Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Last Updated on: March 17th, 2023

disney's animal kingdom park disney worldDisney’s Animal Kingdom is the newest of four major theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida having opened on April 22, 1998 (Earth Day, of course). The park has a zoological theme and is dedicated to nature and animal conservation.

Park Areas:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is comprised of five differently themed areas:

There are also a couple of smaller subareas of the park:

Park Address:

2901 Osceola Parkway, Orlando, FL 32830

Articles, Features and Directory Items:

Here is your complete guide to Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Animal Kingdom including attractions, restaurants, shows and rides past, present and future. As always, new pieces are added to this collection regularly.

Park Attractions

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In the News

  • Moana and Mirabel Meet and Greets Coming to Walt Disney World, March 16, 2023
  • Kali River Rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom reopens from refurbishment ahead of schedule, February 28, 2023
  • Walt Disney World Annual Passholders Can Visit Parks in Afternoon Without Reservations Starting in April, February 24, 2023
  • Disney Genie+ sells out for the first time at Walt Disney World, February 19, 2023
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek Undergoes Refurbishment in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, January 17, 2023
  • 3 Changes Walt Disney World is Making to Bring More Value & Flexibility to Your Visits, January 11, 2023
  • Kali River Rapids expected to reopen in March 2023 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, January 6, 2023
  • Disney Theme Parks Ask Patrons To Show “Courtesy” While Visiting The Happiest Place On Earth, December 29, 2022
  • Kali River Rapids closing for annual refurbishment beginning January 2023, December 15, 2022
  • Disney World price increases go into effect today across all four theme parks, December 9, 2022
  • Genie+ Lightning Lane Modification Option Arriving At Walt Disney World and Disneyland In The Coming Days, December 7, 2022
  • Major overhaul of Disney Park Pass reservations and Park Hopping coming to Walt Disney World in the new year, November 25, 2022
  • Disney Fab 50 character sculptures get a holiday makeover with MagicBand+, November 18, 2022
  • Park-specific pricing will join date-based pricing for single-day Disney World park tickets, November 15, 2022
  • Disney raises prices of Walt Disney World annual passes while sales remain paused,
  • Here’s An Updated Look At Walt Disney World Resort’s Reopening Times As Tropical Storm Nicole Departs, November 10, 2022
  • Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando Under State Of Emergency Due To Subtropical Storm Nicole, November 8, 2022
  • Ice Cream Cart Replaces Dino Diner, More Seating Added to Former Site of Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, October 30, 2022
  • Disney Eats: Restaurant Reopenings to Get Excited About at Walt Disney World, October 19, 2022
  • Disney unwraps full details for the 2022 holidays at Walt Disney World – Jingle Bell Jingle Bam! and Castle Dreamlights do not return, October 6, 2022
  • Walt Disney World to reopen theme parks and Disney Springs in phases starting Friday, September 29, 2022
  • Walt Disney World to reopen theme parks and Disney Springs in phases starting Friday,
  • BREAKING: Walt Disney World Theme Parks & Disney Springs Closing Due to Hurricane Ian, September 27, 2022
  • Walt Disney World announces closures due to the arrival of Hurricane Ian,
  • Top 5 Pizza Places at Disney Parks According to Hulu’s ‘Best in Dough’ Judges, September 24, 2022
  • Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency for Portions of Walt Disney World Ahead of Tropical Depression Nine,
  • Tropical Depression 9 Expected to Hit Florida’s Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ian,
  • Disney KiteTails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to permanently close, September 15, 2022
  • ‘Moana’ and ‘Zootopia’ Replacing Dinoland U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, September 11, 2022
  • Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Chip ‘n’ Dale back on land with a return to Donald’s Dino-Bash meet and greets at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, September 4, 2022
  • Tusker House Buffet Returning November 1!, August 29, 2022
  • Walt Disney World Announces Official End Date for 50th Anniversary “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, August 28, 2022
  • Genie+ ‘When You Can Book’ Lightning Lane Banner Added to My Disney Experience, August 25, 2022
  • Updates Coming to Disney Park Pass Reservation System at Walt Disney World, August 23, 2022
  • Walt Disney World Releases Six ‘How-To’ Videos Explaining Disney Genie, Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lane, August 5, 2022
  • MagicBand+ Launching July 27 at Walt Disney World, July 22, 2022
  • New Car Locator Feature Coming To My Disney Experience And Disneyland Apps, July 12, 2022
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Holiday Favorites Return to Disney World, June 24, 2022
  • Walt Disney World Restaurants Increase Side Dish Prices by 50%, June 19, 2022
  • Showtimes Released for ‘Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, June 8, 2022
  • Disney’s Minnie Van Service returns to Walt Disney World on June 29,
  • TriceraTop Spin Closing for Refurbishment Starting June 13 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, June 3, 2022
  • New version of Disney KiteTails takes flight at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, May 28, 2022
  • Tumble Monkeys and Aerial Dancing Birds Returning to ‘The Festival of the Lion King’ on July 16, May 24, 2022
  • Disney is halting advance purchase of Genie+ at Walt Disney World, May 18, 2022
  • Showtimes Reduced for ‘A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King’ Starting June 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, May 10, 2022
  • Parking Lot Trams Will Return to Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, May 7, 2022
  • MagicBand+ Launching this Summer, ‘Hey Disney!’ Later this Year at Walt Disney World Resort, May 6, 2022
  • Annual Passholders and Resort Guests Will Receive Pre-Arrival Discount on MagicBand+,
  • First Look: ‘Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!’ Opening Summer 2022, April 23, 2022