Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
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Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at Disney's Animal Kingdom park, one of the largest animal theme parks in the world. Home to more than 2,000 animals across 300 unique species, the park reflects Walt Disney’s dedication to conservation and is committed to animal care, education and research. Explore 7 enthralling lands: Oasis, Discovery Island, Pandora - The World of Avatar, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch, Asia and DinoLand, U.S.A.
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gmyers2000
Bolton, MA4 contributions
Dec 2021
Great experience, highly recommend the marquee experiences like the Avatar and Himalayan rides. All that said, the Genie+ feature made this all happen.. recommend you pay for this, download and study the app and process, and be very attentive to the time slots and 7am start when Genie+ makes available the new timeslots for the day. Paying the extra $15 during the day to take advantage of last minute openings also made the day.. we waited ~10min for Avatar, when the "regular" line was over two hours.
Written July 9, 2022
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Jessica M
Wrexham, UK83 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
First off don’t expect to see lots of animals unless you are very lucky. We saw 1 lion & a few bats & we did the safari & the walk through. I have seen some people have had more luck with the animals though. Best ride by far is avatar not just in animal kingdom but all the parks. It’s brilliant but as a result will have the biggest que so I would recommend trying to get in the virtual que which opens at 7am this lets you get the lightening lane but we tried & despite being on there at 7am it had sold out. It is a long wait but worth it. You need the Disney app & keep an eye on the que times. I’m old school but you really do need a smart phone & the app. I’d advise taking a packed lunch, if you really want to eat in a specific restaurant book it in advance. We also took water bottles & refilled throughout the day with the water fountains to save money.
Not much more to say about animal kingdom
Written November 27, 2022
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Dee K
New York City, NY43 contributions
Jul 2022
We had a blast at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! This is our second time, and we loved it even more. We got the Genie+/Lightening Lane pass, and it was worth it! It makes organizing your day easier, and you can ensure you get on the more popular rides. The Avatar ride, "Flight of Passage", was AMAZING! Just exhilarating! I didn't think a 3D ride could be so much fun. The Dinosaur ride was also a big hit for us. It was exciting and even scared me a few times. We didn't make lunch reservations, so we had to wait about 20 minutes at Yak & Yeti. If you visit in the summer, I would definitely recommend making reservations in advance at an air-conditioned restaurant. The wait wasn't terrible and the food was yummy! I read quite a few reviews saying that it was too hot but how I plan my trips in the summer is as follows: I do the outdoor rides in the AM when it is still cool; then lunch in an air-conditioned restaurant. The afternoon I focus on the indoor rides, like Avatar and Dinosaur. They are all air-conditioned and most of the line is also inside. Then, at night, you can go back to the outdoor rides if you want. We had such a good time and we can't wait to go back!
Written July 26, 2022
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Wayne J
Rickmansworth30 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
There are some interesting areas of the park and staff are helpful. Rides are impossible to get on without booking in advance or standing in queues of 120 minutes or much longer. The well publicised Pandora section of the park is just disappointing and has very little to look at except a few large trees. There are some eateries you can book if you want a decent meal but on the whole people are scoffing expensive sticks of overpriced meat whilst sitting on the floor or desperately searching for a seating place in vein. You may find that the nature sections of the park are worth a look but with park entry at well over $100 you are getting little for your money. You will need to pay for Genie + to stand a chance of enjoying a show or ride. The Lion King show queues were so long on the day we were there that people had to start queuing 3 hours to get in for a scheduled show. It's a confusing situation you may be best to avoid if you are looking for an enjoyable family day out.
Written November 21, 2022
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Janie2503
Midsomer Norton, UK106 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I was hoping this would be more than a animal park with a few rides with the emphasis on nature conservation but very little was shown with what Disney was actually doing to counteract its carbon footprint.

Avatar Pandora scenery was amazing but rides had a long wait. The wait was worth the simulated ride on the back of a banshee but not so much for the boat ride. The Lion King show was also worth the watch as well as the safari. The rest was not really a must do or see but there was more for the kids on explorer activities.

Food queues were long if you were not ordering via app and lengthy but quality was good and reasonably priced.

The Wi-Fi was not good across the park and when dropped I had to keep logging into the app which involved a code sent to my web Mail each time. Not good. No Wi-Fi at carshare area either.
Written September 21, 2022
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d b
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Queuing with normal tickets here is impossible. Lightning lane bookings are waved through at a constant pace meaning nobody with a normal ticket can get on a ride. Don’t bother. It’s disgusting how you pay for a ticket for a day and then people who pay another $60 push in line ahead of you to such an extent.
On Kilimanjaro safaris, it’s about 10 lightning lane people for every 1 normal ticketholder. They just wave and wave and wave LL through while everyone else dies in the queue.
Last time we ever do Disney. Disgraceful waste of time and money.
Disney, rebalance normal vs lightning or you will lose many more customers.
Written August 9, 2022
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KML
1 contribution
Mar 2021
I was really disappointed with our recent trip to Disney, especially Animal Kingdom. Supposedly, Disney is limiting the number of people into the Parks. I have to say our visit to Animal Kingdom on March 28 felt just as crowded as pre-COVID. It was very disorganized, not knowing where to find the end of lines for the rides. Not having the Fastpass system was awful. My family felt that we spent our entire trip (3 days MK,HS, AK) waiting in line; usually in the hot sun. A better system would be virtual ques (like for Rise of the Resistance) to keep the wait times down for the most popular rides. This led to constant complaints of tired feet from our daughter.
While I appreciated the 6 feet markings and the mask reminders that Disney has put in place, the lines in Pandora was a COVID hotbed. Once you wrap around the park and finally wind your way inside the lines are not separated on the horizontal. So although you are trying to stay 6 feet away from the group in front of you (and if you are lucky the people behind you comply) the group across from you is not 6 feet away, nor is there plexiglass to separate until further up. Suspiciously, there are no cast members in these high risk areas; which of course means there are always inconsiderate people with their noses out or masks around their chin.
Dining is also difficult. The online ordering pickup system is okay, but mainly fast food, and wait times and finding a table can be challenging. Therefore, I highly recommend dining reservations -well in advance- at the few restaurant that are available. Unfortunately, this means meals are going to be very expensive. The food we had was great but the options are limited on the menu and skew towards the high end. I highly recommend Tiffins and the Jungle Navigation Skipper Canteen. Excellent flavor and food.
Regarding the overall visit; it just lacked the magic of prior visits. I missed storm troopers walking past in Hollywood studios, Fireworks at night, seeing characters sing and dance. We were able to wave to Rey while she stood on top of a building in HS and see Mickey & Minnie on a boat while crossing a bridge in AK but the overall lack of random character sightings was disappointing as well.
Written March 29, 2021
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JensenFamily123
Jensen Beach, FL15 contributions
Dec 2021
The entire experience was a colossal failure on the part of Disney. Disney World has the worst customer service of any business I have encountered. We were a party of 8 that required family members to link on the Disney Experience app. Parks had to be selected in advance and reservations made for the selected park for each day. The app is NOT user friendly. We were unable to link all family members which is required for the Genie pass and Lightening Lanes. Both promoted as ticket upgrades, both wastes of time and money. When my attempts to link family failed, I sent an email that was responded to 12 days after being sent (and after the trip). I attempted the online chat, only to receive a notification that the chat was unavailable. Ultimately, I spent over 5 hours on the phone, 4 of which were on hold, just to link family members on the "Disney Experience" app. Bought Disney Genie which was a waste of $ ($15 per person per day). Bought Lightening Lane ($10 per person for 1 ride) and still had to wait over 45 minutes for a ride. Other ride waits averaged 2 hours. Disney requires food purchases be made on the app. Ever try ordering food for 8 people using 1 cell phone? Parks were over-crowded. Everyone was so preoccupied with the Disney app on their phones that it was impossible to be in the moment. Genie did not offer "reservations" for all rides and ended hours before the park closed. Over the years our family has been to Disney World at least 20 times, I can say with confidence that we will not return to Disney again. The overall impression we left with is that Disney has no regard for its guests, their time, and their experience. Disney World has always been a revenue generating machine, but in the past customer satisfaction and customer service were taken into consideration. Now, Disney doesn't even pretend to care about its guests. Take your family elsewhere, you will save time and money; and you may also have fun at a place that cares about its guests.
Written December 28, 2021
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ozpix
Australia457 contributions
Dec 2021
We were really looking forward to going here. We love visiting zoos around the world and thought one combined with Disney would be amazing. Overall we were disappointed. Sure the animals they do have there are great, a highlight was seeing the baby gorilla and the tiger enclosure was well done. But there were not as many animals as we expected. The african safari was disappointing. Waited close to 2 hours to get on the bus only to whisked through the open range area so quickly that if you blinked, you missed many of the animals. The park does look beatiful and is very green and lush. Didn't do some of the rides as wait times were over 2 hours. You shouldn't have to wait so long considering the cost of the ticket, maybe they could build duplicate rides? Waited for the Big tree to lght up at night along with every other person in the park and at the end of the show wondered what all the fuss was about. In these covid times, it would be best if they played that light show on a loop to avoid such tight crowds at the one time.
Written January 19, 2022
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Hardy van Niersen
Inverness, FL39 contributions
Jan 2022
We thought it be nice to take our grand daughter to Disney World, it started out by having to walk from our car to the entrance that must be a mile away. Next the exciting ride Mt. Everest which my grand daughter was looking forward to was closed, and the next exciting ride, Avatar Flight of passage has 2:30 waiting. Fast passes do not exist anymore and even if you are willing to pay the extra $15 per person, Avatar is not one of the rides you can use it for. When we wanted to go into a restaurant we were told it had to be reserved way in advance fort a certain date and time to eat something, so we got some fast food for the 3 of us at $70 and walked across Disney's monster parking lot back to our car way before the park closes. The so called cast member who used to be friendly and helpful have changed as much as the whole Disney World experience. We and many other will NEVER go there again, lucky for us we experienced Disney World many times in the past when it was under different management and actually enjoyable, unfortunately our children will never experience the original Disney Word but only this money greedy monster company that is in no way interested in their Guests Happiness. DO NOT GO! YOU WILL BE SORRY! and that's guaranteed.
Written January 4, 2022
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