Disney’s Animal Kingdom From A to Z

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom From A to Z

A – Animals

You can’t have Animal Kingdom without the Animals, and the park is filled to the brim with them. From the walking trails to the enormous Kilimanjaro Safaris, Disney has dedicated so much space to ensure the animals in the park are happy and healthy, while giving guests an incredible opportunity to observe and in some cases interact with them.

B – Boneyard

The Boneyard is a great place for kids to play in Dinoland U.S.A. With rocks to climb, rope bridges to cross, and caves to explore, there’s plenty to experience here. There are musical bones, interactive exhibits and even an archaeological dig where kids can excavate fossils from a Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus Rex

C – Conservation Station

At the heart of Animal Kingdom is Disney’s desire to help promote conservation in nature. The Conservation Station is a place to learn about all the efforts taken to ensure the survival of the wildlife and how the handlers care for the animals in the park.

D – Dinosaur

Dinosaur is a roaring thrill ride taking guests on a time rover back to the end of the Cretaceous period to snag an Iguanodon. Along the rough and perilous journey, they encounter a wide variety of dinosaurs from the docile Hadrosaur and Sauropod to the carnivorous Alioramus and Carnotaurus – it’s a wild and incredibly fun ride.


E – Expedition Everest

The legend of the Yeti in Mount Everest draws guests aboard a tea train where they journey up the steep mountain. Myth soon turns into reality as they discover the tracks broken in front of them, where they are then sent backwards into the heart of the mountain to confront the iconic creature.

F – Flame Tree Barbecue

As easily one of the best quick service restaurants in Walt Disney World, Flame Tree Barbecue offers a selection of delicious pulled pork, incredible slow-cooked chicken and fall off the bone ribs. If your mouth isn’t watering already, it should be.

G – Goofy

Goofy and his pal Pluto are available for Meet and Greets in Dinoland U.S.A., with a number of other characters to meet throughout the park. Many of Mickey’s pals are ready to tackle the park as they’re dressed in safari gear.

H – Harambe Market

This quick service restaurant offers 4 walk-up windows featuring a variety of African dishes, from Grilled Chicken Skewers to Tikka Masala Chicken. The flavors are great and it’s a definite must-do for those who are looking to explore different cuisines in the park.

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I – It’s Tough To Be A Bug

Under the Tree of Life, this attraction teaches the importance of insects in our world as Flik from A Bug’s Life introduces his friends (and challenges the angry Hopper). With 3D visuals and a close interaction with the audience, expect a few surprises along the way.

J – Isle of Java

On the East side of Discovery Island, the Isle of Java is not only a quick spot to get your espresso or cappuccino fix, but also enjoy an iconic Elephant Ear pastry as a snack – it can be the perfect pick-me-up during the day.

K – Kali River Rapids

To combat the heat of the Florida Summers, there’s no better way than to hop on a raft and enjoy Kali River Rapids, where the waters are choppy and you can expect to get wet, if not soaked to the bone.

L – Lion King

The Festival of the Lion King is an indoor stage show with the audience split into four animal sections. Alongside favorite characters from the movie, performers dazzle the audience with acrobatics, song and dance.

M – Maharajah Jungle Trek

This walking trail through Southeast Asia gives guests an up-close and personal look at some incredible animals. From the aviary and the fruit bat enclosure to the majestic Asian tigers, there’s lots to see and plenty of photo-ops along the way.

N – Nomad Lounge

Set to open alongside the new Tiffins restaurant, this unique lounge offers exotic and specialty cocktails and wines from Asia and Africa as well as a menu of scrumptious appetizers to sample.

O – Oasis

Right past the entrance to the park, Oasis is a combination of paths filled with tropical gardens and exotic animal exhibits for you to get up close to some incredible creatures.

P – Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

As the second walking trail, Pangani takes guests through a self-guided tour of African wildlife and lush tropical foliage. From hippos and zebra to the mighty gorillas, the trail is well-worth the journey.

Q – BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce can be found throughout the park, both in stores and restaurants. At the Yak & Yeti, Korean BBQ Sauce is a mainstay in a number of dishes offered, while the BBQ sauce used at Flame Tree Barbecue has become so popular that they have begun to bottle it and sell it to guests who would like to take those flavors home with them.

Flame Tree BBQ

R – Restaurantosaurus

In Dinoland U.S.A., Restaurantosaurus combines a whimsical prehistoric humor with delicious food for guests on the go. The Angus Bacon Burgers and other sandwiches are the perfect way for you to fuel up for the rest of your exploration of the park.

S – Serka Zong Bazaar

In the shadow of Expedition Everest, this shop offers unique merchandise both related to Everest as well as other Asian artifacts.

T – Tusker House

A character dining buffet, the Tusker House Restaurant combines a delicious spread of food with the atmosphere of an outdoor African market. Meet with characters in their safari outfits and enjoy this fun and exciting experience.

U – TamU TamU Refreshments

In the heart of the Harambe Village, Tamu Tamu offers desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s also the only place where adults can enjoy a Pineapple Dole Whip combined with dark or coconut rum.

Tamu Tamu

V – Viva Gaia Street Band

Discovery Island hosts this multicultural troupe as they celebrate life with a Caribbean street party. The music pumps as the streets fill with dancing and vibrant colors.

W – Wilderness Explorers

Joining the ranks of Russell and Dug from Up, guests can complete challenges and earn adventure badges throughout the park from activities like diagnosing a sea turtle’s health issues or learning how to play an African drum pattern.

X – Wildlife eXpress train

In between the park and the Conservation Station, guests must travel aboard the Wildlife Express Train. Riders will get a glimpse behind the scenes along the 7-minute 1.2 mile journey.

Y – Yak & Yeti

As the flagship table service restaurant, the Yak & Yeti offers guests a menu of Pan-Asian dishes in a Nepalese-style atmosphere. From tempura shrimp to Kobe beef burgers, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on the menu.

Z – Zuri’s Sweets Shop

Zuri’s is a one-stop shop for all your snack needs in the park. There are plenty of snacks unique to Animal Kingdom, like the Giraffe Marshmallow Pop or the intricate Elephant Caramel Apple.

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