Animal Kingdom was the fourth theme park added to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Some people who have yet to visit Disney World mistakenly think that Animal Kingdom is a “Disney zoo”—as though the park is full of exotic animals in elaborate cages adorned with hidden Mickeys. On the contrary, Animal Kingdom is a beautiful park that celebrates nature and the animal kingdom with entertainment, animal encounters, thrilling rides and interactive attractions. The park is divided into six different sections—Asia, Africa, Dinoland U.S.A., Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Pandora: The World of Avatar and Discovery Island. Each section of the park has spectacular attractions, rides, entertainment and more. Here are 10 Animal Kingdom experiences you just cannot miss!
About Rebekah Tyndall Burkett
Rebekah grew up in Forney, Texas and lives just outside of Dallas. She’s been a Disney superfan since childhood, experiencing the magic at Walt Disney World for the first time at the age of 11. Journeys to Neverland are at least a yearly occurrence for her, her husband and her four children (the Fab Four). When they go to the parks, they stay in Florida for three weeks at a time. Rebekah loves exploring the history of the parks, the genius behind the Magic in the person of Walt Disney, and she is intrigued by all things Disney World and Disney Imagineering. When in the parks, Rebekah and her husband Scott make the most of their time by enjoying every minute with their Fab Four, by delving deeper into Walt’s vision for the parks and into the history behind the Walt Disney World Resort, and by photographing the many different types of architecture at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on the World Showcase at EPCOT. When she’s not in the parks, Rebekah is excitedly setting travel dates and planning her family’s next adventure to their happy place deep within the Sunshine State. On breaks from planning her next trip, Rebekah is a writer, journalist and children’s author, penning children’s books about kids with special needs that she affectionately calls “believement-achievement” stories. Her hobbies include creative writing, paper crafting and interviewing Imagineers. She is also an advocate for Autism Awareness and for children with developmental disabilities of all kinds.