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Disney's Animal Kingdom

Key information

Location:
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

Opening date: 
Apr 22, 1998

Operator:
The Walt Disney Company

Official website:
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The fourth theme park to open at Walt Disney World in Florida, Disney's Animal Kingdom is unique among the chain's parks in that it incorporates live animal exhibits alongside the usual rides and shows. That said, the Expedition Everest roller coaster is among the headliners, and the introduction of a new land based on James Cameron's Avatar will add a fantasy element.

History: Disney's Animal Kingdom is the most recent theme park to open at Walt Disney World, having made its debut in April 1998. It suffered severe criticism when it first opened, both from animal rights groups concerned about animals being kept in captivity, and from visitors who complained about the lack of major attractions. Disney has sought to address both of these areas, supporting conservation efforts to stave off negative press and installing the hugely popular Expedition Everest rollercoaster in 2006.

Top Rides and Shows:

Avatar: Flight of Passage
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
Na'Vi River Journey
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
Expedition Everest
Your rating: None (873 votes)
2 reviews
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Your rating: None (550 votes)
2 reviews
Festival of the Lion King
Your rating: None (176 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Restaurantosaurus
Your rating: None (62 votes)
1 review
Flame Tree Barbecue
Your rating: None (269 votes)
1 review
Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Your rating: None (159 votes)
0 reviews
Tusker House Restaurant
Your rating: None (239 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Latest News:

Character changes and operational adjustments at Pandora - The World of Avatar are happening now at this park

Wait times are falling all around this new land...

Here's some of the trends we've seen during Pandora's first week...

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