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Animal Kingdom Attractions

Animal Kingdom Attractions

Kenny the Pirate’s Guide to Animal Kingdom Attractions

Animal Kingdom offers very few rides and attractions and is often treated as a “half-day” park.  Many guests tend to leave by mid-day.  I’ve often arrived in the late afternoon and was able to walk on many attractions.  I recommend that you arrive 45 minutes before park opening and head straight for Navi River Journey and have a Fastpass for Avatar Flight of Passage.  If you find long lines at the Mickey Touchpoints, enter through Rainforest Cafe, which offers an entrance through its gift shop.

I would advise that you use your Fastpass+ entitlements for:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage or Navi River Journey
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Dinosaur or Expedition Everest

I don’t see using Fastpass+ for shows as beneficial except during holiday seasons or if your family isn’t interested in riding Everest or Kali.  In the busiest seasons arrive 20-30 minutes early for shows if you choose not to use Fastpass+.

The absolute worst day of the week to go to Animal Kingdom in terms of crowds and wait times is when it has Extra Magic Hours.  If you plan to use the Extra Magic Hour privilege, go on Monday.  The wait times on an Extra Magic Hour day versus the lowest average peak waits of the week can be 1.5 to 2 times as much!  

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Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Expedition Everest

It’s Tough to Be a Bug

Kali River Rapids

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Maharajah Jungle Trek

REVIEW Na’Vi River Journey in Pandora the World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

Primeval Whirl

The Boneyard

Triceratop Spin

Wilderness Explorers

Earn badges will learning about animal behavior. Caw, Caw, Roar!

Dinoland Crocodile

View a live crocodile

Discovery Island Animals

Birds, Lemurs, Kangaroos and more

Oasis Animals

Anteater, Macaws, Iguana and more

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Sunday 17th of September 2017

Are they still letting people in earlier than rope drop to get into pandora? Also how are wait times first thing for rides of passage?


Sunday 17th of September 2017

Arrive 90 minutes early to be among the first to ride


Thursday 10th of August 2017

What time is the opening show?


Thursday 10th of August 2017

There isn't an opening show at Animal Kingdom. All showtimes are always on


Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Is there any kind of list of attractions and restaurants that are going to be in Pandora?


Tuesday 28th of February 2017

2 rides 1 counter service 1 shop


Tuesday 21st of February 2017

Any predictions on how Pandora is going to effect the crowd levels? Or how long after it opens you might have some ideas on it? Trying to plan my last week of Aug trip and with this and the predicted MNSSHP that week also I am having a little trouble planning what days to do what park.


Tuesday 21st of February 2017

I'll bet we see an overall increase about 3 to 4% this summer. It will attract more to AK and take away some from DHS. Can't build plans for it until I know if they will offer FP and how limited they will be.

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Tuesday 15th of December 2015

you've got Maharajah and Pangani mixed up - Pangani has the gorillas and Maharajah has the tigers

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