Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
2901 Osceola Parkway
Photo by Kent Phillips
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme ParkOpened in 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is home to animals, animated attractions, and thrilling rides for the entire family. The animal lovers in your entourage will swoon over the fun, informative Kilimanjaro Safari Rides, during which you’ll take an open-air vehicle across the “savanna” to spot herds of giraffes and elephants, while thrill seekers will love the roller coasters, rafting rides, and character meet-and-greets. There are also exhibits on everything from gorillas and okapis to hippos, flamingos, and living coral reef, as well as the new Pandora—The World of Avatar area, which features 3-D rides and other, milder attractions for little ones. Standard admission tickets include enough to keep you busy for two days, plus you can add on experiences like evening safari rides, dining packages, and behind-the-scenes tours with naturalists to learn about the day-to-day care of the African elephant herd.
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Wild Africa Trek
Anyone can take the ride through the Animal Kingdom park to see hippos and lions. For those with a slightly higher sense of adventure, a 3-hour guided hike gets you closer to the habitat and the animals. As perfectly safe as it all is, it still feels tremendously adventurous, especially the rope bridge over a canyon.