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Disney's Animal Kingdom
Ranked #6 of 394 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "The largest of the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom park is filled with attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney's dedication to nature and conservation. The park leads the way in animal care, education and research—for an enchanting experience that blends learning with family fun.Home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney's Animal Kingdom park is the biggest animal-themed park in the world!Disney's Animal Kingdom park is divided into 7 areas:OasisDiscovery Island® areaCamp Minnie-MickeyAfricaRafiki's Planet Watch® areaAsiaDinoland, U.S.A.® areaEncounter rare and majestic animals—and get close enough to pet some of them! Exciting attractions await, along with live and wild entertainment like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement.From the spectacular scenery of the African savanna—where you may spot zebras, elephants and hippos—to the high-altitude, roller coaster thrills of Expedition Everest® in Asia, global adventures abound at Disney's Animal Kingdom park.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The visit was great. Everest & Rapids stand out.
The safari was better than that at Busch Gardens!
Great music at Africa!

Thank AaronSpeak
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Animal Kingdom is great if your focus is not on riding the big ride. The safari ride is a wonderful opportunity to see many animals that will most likely not be found in the wild in another generation. Likewise, don't miss the walks in Africa and Asia and elsewhere that provide the opportunity to see gorillas and tigers on an up close basis. It is too easy to get caught up in the frenzy of shopping and running after different rides. This can be a wonderful different experience for those willing to stray from the crowds. Speaking of crowds, the new Nemo show is wonderful and truly worth braving any crowds.

Thank GeorgeB408
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This park is like visiting an aquarium, zoo and theme park at the same time. Make sure to ride the Safari ride in the morning before the animals take shelter from the afternoon heat. Expedition Everest is a must do for any rollercoaster lover. Plan on taking a full day to see all of the animals and shows available. Make sure to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.

Thank traveln4
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We visited Disney Animal Kingdom while in Orlando July 20 2013

Disney has done an excellent job show casing the animals and providing exciting things for children to do and see but the problem was it was just to hot I would recommend this attraction to anyone with kids who are fascinated by dinosaurs and animals but be sure to visit in the winter months the July heat was close to unbearable

on a positive note they had water and cold icicles for sale at every turn as to be expected Disney parks are expensive but u get what u pay for and this park offers a lot, rides, games, shows and even a safari with real animals

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Okay most of this review is tainted but we did what most people did and made sure to go on the safari. From there Kali Rapids which was fun but before we stopped at a Bugs Life my oldest who is 6 and loves dinosaurs wanted to go that area. We rode the smaller rides and met Goofy and Pluto, and Russel and Doug (UP!) but then we made the mistake of going on the ride Dinosaur. That ride is not meant for kids. and its marketed for them. The t-rex attacking the car even scared me and after that my kids wanted nothing more to do with animal kingdom. Pity because we missed half the park. Sorry Disney dropped the ball on that one.

Thank TammyS1
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