Hello Couponing to Disney readers! I’m Carrie, vacation specialist with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, and I visit you each week here on Couponing to Disney to answer some Disney FAQs. I love hanging out on Couponing to Disney every week with you, answering questions about the Happiest Place on Earth! Did you know that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park houses many “hidden gems” on Disney property? Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is full of shows, attractions, and “must dos”! I’m here today to give you some Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Planning Tips.
What are the “must do” attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park?
Of course, it depends on your family, and what you enjoy. But in my opinion, there are a few “must dos” at Animal Kingdom. The Kilimanjaro Safari Ride gives you an up close and personal look at animals in various elements of the savanna and grasslands. Kali River Rapids is another great attraction to use your FastPass Plus option for. Warning, though! You’ll get wet! And my third recommended “must do” is the Festival of the Lion King. This amazing stage show has such attention to detail and brings the classic Disney movie, the Lion King, to life right in front of your eyes. Also, be sure to checkout Pandora – World of Avatar, especially at night where this land glows.
What transportation does Disney provide to Animal Kingdom?
No matter where you are on Disney property, you must take a Disney motorcoach to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. It is not serviced by the monorail or water taxis.
How long should I plan on spending at Animal Kingdom?
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park has the shortest park hours of all four parks. Therefore, I think you could spend a good portion of your day there, and then plan a fun dinner in the evening, shopping at Downtown Disney, or hop to another park. So, I think about six hours or so at Animal Kingdom should be good to see everything.
What table service dining options do I have at Animal Kingdom Park?
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is home to Rainforest Cafe, just on the outside entrance of the park. Tusker House is your character dining option, located in Africa at Animal Kingdom. Donald Duck and his friends meet you in their safari gear to eat breakfast and lunch with you and allow for autographs and photos. Yak and Yeti is located in Asia, at the base to Expedition Everest, and gives you that pan-Asian cuisine that you need after riding Everest!
Who is DiVine?
DiVine is one of Disney’s most talented performance artists. She “hides” in plain site on the walkway between Asia and Africa. She is camouflaged, as a tree and greenery. You need to watch for her carefully, and when you see her, you will be fascinated!
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