Animal Encounters
Join together with your circle of loved ones to enjoy the majesty of nature and the fascinating animals - real and imagined - that enrich our planet in these exciting attractions.

Affection Section
Don't be shy! Enjoy this delightful animal encounter with goats, sheep, pigs, chicken, llamas and more. Watch for special guest appearances by some of the park's friendlier animals. This is a great way to help little ones begin to "open their eyes to the world around them."
Location: Rafiki's Planet Watch

Conservation Station
At trail's end, the discovery has just begun as you visit the centre of Disney efforts to promote wildlife conservation awareness. Inside, there is a whole herd of wild animal experiences, interactive games and fun-filled shows. See animals up close in this rare behind-the-scenes adventure!
Location: Rafiki's Planet Watch

Discovery Island Trails
Saunter through these sumptuous garden pathways for glimpses of hilarious animal antics and captivating critters. Have face-to-face encounters with Galapagos tortoises, lemurs, cotton-top tamarin monkeys and other fascinating creatures.
Location: Discovery Island

Habitat Habit!
See endangered cotton-top tamarin primates up close. Trek down this adventure trail and help your animal friends in ways that you never thought possible. It's fun to share your world and your own backyard with animals!
Location: Rafiki's Planet Watch

Maharajah Jungle Trek
Trek into the lush forests for an unparalleled adventure into the wilds of the mystical Anandapur Royal Forest of Southeast Asia. Have up-close encounters with Komodo dragons and tapirs. Make eye contact with stalking tigers. Wander among the ruins of an ancient palace inhabited by beautiful and exotic animals!
Location: Asia

Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
Trek into the forest in search of gorillas! Along the way, enjoy a nature walk through a verdant African valley filled with Nile hippos, birds and fish. Enter an exotic bird aviary, an underwater hippo viewing area, a savannah overlook, and have an intimate up-close encounter with a magnificent troop of gorillas.
Location: Africa

The Oasis Exhibits
Unwind as you enter this tropical oasis of Eden-like flora and fauna rich with cooling waterfalls and meandering streams. This idyllic setting sets the stage for your day. From here all paths lead to adventure.
Location: Oasis

Big Thrills
For those that love excitement, we recommend attractions that yield maximum thrills every time. These attractions include the highest, fastest, coolest and most extreme choices at Walt Disney World.

DINOSAUR
Whoosh back to primeval times for a wild ride of an expedition to complete your dangerous mission. The clock is ticking on your Time Rover and you have mere minutes to rescue a stray dinosaur. Beware the hungry clutches of one large meat-eating predator and the devastating power of an impending asteroid! It's fast. It's a blast! It's in the past!
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.
Height Requirement: 40" (102 cm) or taller
This attraction has FASTPASS

Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Through the mists of Asia, a colossal new adventure rises. Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden MountainTM! Hop on a high-speed train through the Himalayas for treacherous chasms and hair-pin turns which are just the start of the action. But beware, screams get the attention of the mountain's guardian - the dreaded Yeti. In an instant, frigid winds blast and icy tracks hurl the train forward, then backward into the abyss on a spiralling drop into the mountain. You see the beast. Trouble is, he sees you too.
Location: Asia
Height Requirement: 44" (113 cm) or taller
This attraction has FASTPASS
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Fun for Little Ones
If travelling with little ones, we recommend attractions that emphasise fun. These include live shows and attractions in which beloved Disney Characters spring to life, creating fun for our youngest Guests.

Dino-Sue
Visit Disney's oldest "cast" member, clocking in at 67 million years. Dino-Sue is a painstaking reproduction of the largest, most complete T-Rex ever found! The length of a four-story building, the mighty T-Rex is available to pose for pictures with you at the Dino institute. It's fossiliferous!
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.

The Boneyard
Slip, slide, slither and slosh through a play maze filled with fun fossils. "Exploration. Excavation. Exultation." is the motto of the Dino Institute and nowhere is this truer than here. Would-be palaeontologists young and old play amidst a world of dinosaur discoveries like a Triceratops, T-Rex and Woolly Mammoth. Frolic among the fossils!
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.

TriceraTop Spin
Take the family for a spin aboard this whirling, twirling, friendly flying dinosaur. Climb into one of these four-person dino vehicles and spin 'round, up and down. Expect a dino-sized surprise for kids rising from the giant tin top at the hub of it all. It's an experience that can't be "topped!"
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.

Wildlife Express Train
Ride the rails on this rustic African train that travels the savannah for a behind-the-scenes journey through several animal housing and care areas of the park. In just over five minutes, your guided train ride transports you to the core of the park's conservation center. All aboard!
Location: Rafiki's Planet Watch

Live Entertainment
Give the wondrous live entertainment here "Two paws up!" From contemporary rock 'n' roll revues to tales starring classic Disney Characters, entertainment here celebrates people's love of animals.

Festival of the Lion King
Plunge right into the middle of the action in this cleverly staged in-the-round production featuring songs from the film and a cast of familiar faces, including Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Combining the pageantry of a parade with all the excitement of a tribal celebration, this is a lavish, high energy spectacle created through song, dance and specialty performances.
Location: Camp Minnie-Mickey

Finding Nemo - The Musical
A magical undersea environment is the setting for this all-new Broadway-style extravaganza featuring amazing puppetry, acrobats, original songs, and all the beloved characters from Disney’s presentation of Pixar’s Finding Nemo. Featuring original songs by Tony Award-winning “Avenue Q” composer Robert Lopez and a cappella musical “Along the Way” composer Kristen Anderson-Lopez, this 30-minute show will immerse guests of all ages in the story of Marlin and Nemo, an overprotective clownfish father and his curious son, through a dazzling production featuring innovative lighting, sound, special effects and animated backdrops.

Flights of Wonder
"Wing" on in to the Caravan Stage and join a trainee bird handler and a wayward tour guide who teach each other about the delicate state of nature. See birds such as vultures, hawks, colorful macaws, crowned crane and the American Bald Eagle up close. May your spirits fly sky-high.
Location: Asia

Mild But Wild Thrills
For those in search of mild but wild thrills, we recommend attractions that are fun, exciting and perfect for most age groups. These attractions include a range of experiences — from thrilling rides to interactive shows that enhance the enjoyment of Walt Disney World Resort.

It's Tough to be a Bug!
See the world through a bug's eyes as you peek into the hilarious and dazzling 3-D world of amazing and amusing insects as they astound you with a one-of-a-kind stage show. Laugh at the fun and startling in-theatre effects like overhead giant spiders! The only thing that will "bug" you is if you miss it!
Location: Discovery Island
This attraction has FASTPASS

Kali River Rapids
Raft down the turbulent waters of the Chakranadi River aboard a 12-passenger raft through an enchanting Asian rain forest. A blazing inferno rushes toward you! Escape down a rushing waterfall! Beware of gushing geysers! Get set to get wet!
Location: Asia
Height Requirement: 38" (95 cm) or taller
This attraction has FASTPASS

Kilimanjaro Safaris
Climb aboard your open-sided safari vehicle for an exciting expedition for the entire family. Animals from Africa freely roam through 110 acres of savannah, rivers and rocky hills. Look out for giraffes, hippos, elephants, rhinos, and lions!
Location: Africa
This attraction has FASTPASS

Primeval Whirl
Take a whirl into prehistory in one of these spinning time machines that are part of the zany fun fair of Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama! Thrill to the sudden dips, hairpin turns and tight curves of this rollicking coaster. Each colorful car spins independently so you never know how things will "turn" out! It's the best time you've had in ages.
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.
Height Requirement: 48" (122 cm) or taller
This attraction has FASTPASS

Other Attractions
Cretaceous Trail
Enjoy a lush, shady, relaxing and surprising walking tour amidst plant and animal survivors that have outlived the dinosaurs. Play with a Pachycephalosaur, encounter living animal species that have survived since prehistoric times and discover fossil dig sites!
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.

Fossil Fun Games
Erupting with fun, these dinosaur-themed games offer a good time for everyone. Whether you are wowed by the nostalgic past of a carnival or by the distant prehistoric past, these games are a total blast from the past!
Location: DinoLand U.S.A.®

The Tree of Life
Marvel at this 14-story masterpiece sculpted by more than a dozen artisans. The 50-foot wide tree is the centrepiece of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The swirling tapestry of 325 animal carvings creates a staggering spectacle that is truly a sight to behold!
Location: Discovery Island