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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

Dinosaur

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