20 + Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tips, Tricks, and At Home Fun
Did you know that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998? Walt Disney World added this fourth park, to bring a whole new way for families to interact with and enjoy animals. Today, I have put together over 20 tips, tricks, recipes, and must dos for Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is known for its atmosphere to bring guests up close and personal with their favorite wild life. It’s not “just a zoo”! Guests can also fully immerse themselves in the African culture with a stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This resort is truly a destination of itself, and a perfect Disney resort option for families who want to concentrate on a resort heavy stay for their trip. You are in a completely different world at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!
A Few Facts about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is the largest of the 4 Walt Disney World Parks. It is over 500 acres, and is home to over 1,000 animals!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is a testament of some of Walt Disney’s own ideas, long before the park ever opened. Disney cast animals as the main characters in many of his films, and always had a respect for nature and animals.
The Tree of Life, the park icon, is 14 stories tall and features over 300 animal carvings.
From an overhead view, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is shaped like Africa.
A Few Facts about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge:
Animal Kingdom Lodge is home to roughly 250 animals. You can see these as you walk around the resort, even a flock of flamingos by the pool!
The animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge stay out all night, unlike the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. These animals at the lodge roam all night, and are not called in at dark.
The animals are called in early in the morning by their keepers for feeding, physical checks, and so the savanna areas can be cleaned.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers many special experiences to guests. You can dine with an animal specialist, enjoy a meal at sunset with a savanna view, and even take backstage kitchen tours of the restaurants.
Do you want to enjoy more Animal Kingdom fun at home? Or are you planning a trip? Check out all these awesome ideas!
A Kidani Village Vacation at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Make a vacation out of staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. So much to see and do!
All about the Senses of Africa Breakfast at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (and why you need to go)
The Senses of Africa Breakfast is a three and a half hour private safari that takes you backstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Disney's Animal Kingdom - Our Top 10
Sharing our top 10 things to do at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in Florida, to help you plan your own trip someday!
Tree of Life Animal Scavenger Hunt + Free Printable
Here is a free printable Tree of Life Animal Scavenger Hunt that will encourage children and adults alike to spend some time exploring this magnificent tree.
Free Printable Animal Safari Scavenger Hunt
If your kids love animals, they’re going to love this Kilimanjaro Safaris inspired activity!
Disney After Hours At Animal Kingdom Everything You Need To Know
If you are looking for a little extra Disney Magic next time you visit Walt Disney World, check to see if a Disney After Hours event is happening.
Disney's 'Rivers Of Light' DIY Luminaries - #DisneyKids
Create fun luminaries reminiscent of the Animal Spirit Guide floats for the Rivers of Light Show.
Top 10 Must-Dos for your First Trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
TEN of the Must Dos if you are a first timer to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.
Lion Paw Rice Krispies Treats
These lion paw Rice Krispies treats are also just as simple to make, but look amazing!
Disney Wild Africa Trek Review | How to Conquer Your Fears
I bring you a unique Disney Wild Africa Trek Review…and all of the fears I conquered along the way.
Pandora-The Flight of Passage Or the Na'vi River Journey
Animal kingdom opened its doors to two mindblowing rides last year from Avatar. Only problem.. you cannot book a Fastpass for both. So which do you choose?
Rivers of Light Dining Package With Tiffins Lunch
If given the chance, I would definitely participate in the Rivers of Light dining package again.
Culinary Safari Ready: Disney Animal Kingdom Restaurant Guide
Eating at Animal Kingdom can be not only a celebration of cultures but also a learning hands-on experience that invite us to discover new flavors in fantastic settings.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek Experience!
This was definitely an incredible experience, and I am still in awe of all the interesting adventures we went on!
Animal Kingdom Best Rides in 1 Day
You can go on the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Best Rides in one day without missing any awesomeness!
All New Rivers of Light Show!
Rivers of Light joins the already amazing nighttime fun now happening at Animal Kingdom.
Wilderness Explorers Program at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
One of our favorite activities at Animal Kingdom is the Wilderness Explorers program. This program offers a scavenger hunt like experience for children of all ages.
A Look at This Year's New Animal Kingdom Holiday Decor
Throughout the park, you find decor made from recycled and/or natural materials, to stay true to the eco-friendly messaging of the park.
Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorer Tips and What You Need to Know
Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Wilderness Explorer activity is a fun and free addition to exploring the theme park.
A Beginner's Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom with Preschoolers - Grace, Giggles and Naptime
We’ve come to realize just how many amazing things there are to do at Animal Kingdom, and I’ve gathered up some of our favorites to share with you!
Conversation Starters on Vacation at Pandora- World of Avatar at Disney
With the doors to conversation wide open here are some of the easy conversation starters that we found while at Pandora…