|Let's get this party started with Timon! Hakuna Matata!|
2. Rafiki's Planet Watch - This is a hidden gem in the park that you may miss all together if you're not looking closely. Hop aboard a train in Africa and be transported to a place where the Circle of Life is explained to young ones as they visit exhibits on animals and habitats. At Rafiki's Planet Watch, kids can visit a petting zoo, observe animals being treated by veterinarians, and meet some of their favorite Disney characters. This quiet part of the park can be a quick 45 minute visit or may take as long as a few hours to explore.
|Brody caught up with Chip and Dale at Rafiki's Planet Watch|
3. The Oases and Other Walking Trails- Upon entering Animal Kingdom, guests often rush through the trees and wildlife surrounding the Tree of Life to get to Expedition Everest, Dinosaur, or other rides. However, you want to slow down as winding pathways get you up close and personal with beautiful plants and animals. And great walking trails are not just confined to the entrance of the park. Both Africa and Asia also feature trails filled with unique animals and jam packed with information from knowledgeable guides.
4. Interactive Kids Activities - If you're traveling with children in your family, Animal Kingdom often has interactive educational opportunities to engage kids in the environment around them. Whether they are studying to be a Wilderness Explorer like Russell in the movie Up or showing how brave they can be as part of the new Lion Guard, there are several spots throughout the park where kids can participate with cast members in activities to earn stickers and badges!
|Getting "Goofy" at Tusker House for Breakfast!|
When you combine these reasons with the already popular attractions at Animal Kingdom including Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, and Dinosaur, there is so much to do in this park you definitely need a whole day, if not more!