8 Rookie Mistakes People Make at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World

7. Leave Early

Just like getting to the park hours after it opened, leaving hours before it closes also cuts out lots of park time (and I shudder at the thought of someone arriving late and leaving early!). Most guests will leave Animal Kingdom mid-afternoon. If you stick around until it closes, you’ll get to walk around a much emptier park! Of the four theme parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom usually closes the earliest, so you won’t be staying till the wee hours of the morning.

About Robin Swanson

Robin’s Disney journey began with Beauty and the Beast bedsheets, a Jasmine dress up set, and a purring Nala plush. As a child in the 1990s, the renaissance and classic animations alike captivated her imagination. In 2008, Robin visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and the obsession really took hold. Since then, Robin has enjoyed visiting the Happiest Place on Earth many more times. She lives in the Chicago suburbs where she is wrapping up a Masters in writing. When not at Disney World, Robin enjoys researching fairytales, eating ice cream, Netflix binging, reading and, of course, planning the next Walt Disney World vacation!