Give your little ones an experience of a lifetime at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. During your visit, little ones can interact, learn and have a ball with Disney characters, a wide variety of animals and their trainers. Conservationists will help your kids learn about animals, their habitats and how to protect them from the dangers of the world.
Though Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is the perfect place for the little ones to learn, not every ride and attraction is designed for those who only reach knee high (or maybe a bit taller). Here are some key spots kids ages 0 through 5 are almost guaranteed to love:
Rafiki’s Planet Watch
- Affection Section – Kids can pet goats, llamas and other lovable farm animals.
- Conservation Station – This is an exhibit with interactive learning tools to teach young ones about the animal world and its conservation needs.
- Habitat Habit! – Here kids will learn about animal habitats and how to make some habitats right in your own back yard.
- Wildlife Express – Taking a train ride is the only way to get to and from Rafiki’s Planet Watch.
(This area is more popular with the boys.)
- See a replica of the world’s largest and most complete T-Rex discovered. Dino Sue is a 13-foot tall and 40-foot long skeleton reproduction.
- Watch Nemo during his musical adventure in Finding Nemo – The Musical.
- Slide down an excavation chute or dig up a dinosaur’s bones at The Boneyard playground.
- Fly into the air on the Tricera Top Spin.
- Play carnival-style games at Fossil Fun Games (smaller children may need assistance, but they still have a blast trying to win a prize).
While the bigger kids are screaming their lungs out on Expedition Everest or getting soaked on Kali River Rapids, take the little ones to a fun filled feathered show, Flights of Wonder. There they will see an awesome display of birds, including the special appearance of a bald eagle.
Go on an African safari with your tour guide from Kilimanjaro Safaris. There your kids can see animals roaming free and interacting with each other. Then speed off and save Little Red from the poachers.
Discovery Island Trails
Take a walk around the Tree of Life and see all sorts of animals, such as otters, fish, pelicans, vultures, sloths and much more can be seen as you take a stroll. Located inside the Tree of Life is “It’s Tough Being a Bug!” Though some kids love this show, it is dark and has some moments which may be scary to some kids. Use caution when deciding to go see this show with little ones.
You will also find the Disney characters scattered throughout the park. Check available times on the park guide upon entering to plan accordingly and get a chance to meet your favorite Disney character in person.
Enjoy your day walking and talking with the animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Hopefully this will give you and you little ones plenty to do while there.