Animal Kingdom

Park Hours: 8-8

Extra Hours: Sat AM xtra hour

Mickey’s Jammin Jungle Parade March1-31 – 4:00 p.m.

The Adventure Begins at Animal Kingdom - Each morning, 15 minutes before the schedule opening time, you can go through the turn styles and head to the Tree of Life area. Soon, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy arrive to welcome you to the park! Soon Mickey appears and gets on the truck and you can follow them into Harambe as the Adventure Begins in the Animal Kingdom!(All Ears would love photos of this Animal Kingdom Opening!)

Entrance - if there's a long line to get in try going through the Rainforest Cafe. entrance at the rear of the gift shop.

Look for Wes Palm outside of Entrance (Oasis) SU,TU,TH,SA 8:30,9:30,10:30,11:30am,12:30,

M,F 8:15,9:15,10:15,11:15am,12:15

Find out if/when Lucky the dinosaur is gonna show up


On the way to Harambe (Africa) stop in at the Pizzafari restaurant, one of the most brilliantly decorated buildings in the Animal Kingdom. The bright colors are eye-catching. Come before the lunch crowds gather so that you can study the different rooms with their ornate murals, walls and ceilings. Can you identify which room is which? The Home Room, Nocturnal Room, Upside-Down Room, Camouflage Room, Four Seasons Room, and Bug Room.

At the Tusker House Restaurant in Africa you can hear kitchen noises, if you sit in the outside dining area. It sounds like dishes clanging together, sweeping up broken glass, etc. This is a recording, but it's funny to see how people react, when they first hear the sounds.

If you stand facing Tusker House and listen you can hear the landlady banging on the door in the room upstairs trying to get in.

Across from the Dawa Bar is what appears to be an old fort. Don't assume that the area's off limits -- there are actually tables and chairs in there!

Kilimanjaro Safaris (FP) – the rocks in the water on the way to Kilimanjaro Safari ride in AK as you go over the bridge, look like animals.

Morthiam - African drummer at Mombassa/Tamu Tamu Courtyard 9:00, 10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00 & 1:00pm

KOBAKE - Moving to the beat in Harambe Village. 10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 1:45 & 2:45pm

KARUKA - Kenyan acrobats perform in Harambe. 10:45 & 11:45am, 12:45, 2:00 & 3:00pm

Merveilles - Several days a week, several shows per day.

Amex Storyteller - Several days a week at 3:00 pm.

Kids Explorer Clubs - From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Kids Explorer Clubs are located in Camp Minnie-Mickey, DinoLand USA, Africa, and Conservation Station. They are fun and activities for the kids.


The mythical land of Anandapur in Asia - note the authentic prayer trees, draped with both faded and new scarves that commemorate dead loved ones.

Maharajah Jungle Trek – walking tour

Kali River Rapids (FP) not scary but wet-- don't miss Mr. Panika's office -- the owner of the "business" may be "out to temple" as the signs indicate, but the two resident geckos who reside in his gecko cabinet are in all the time. Children will enjoy spotting the little critters, which are very much alive!

Elephant Squirters - These sprayers can be found at the bridge that goes over the Kali River Rapids ride. You get a chance to squirt the people on the raft ride as they pass by

Flights of Wonder - At Caravan Stage - A humorous adventure featuring exotic birds from around the world. Sign language interpreted performance Saturday at 2:45. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the show. Please sit in the designated viewing area in the LEFT section of the audience. See a Cast Member for assistance.

"DeVine" - A gifted performer, Priscilla cleverly conceals herself in a towering, hand-made foliage costume. It is only when she moves that guests realize they are not looking at nature but at "DeVine." Sets are 45 minutes.

Camp Minnie-Mickie

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore and stars of "Song of the South" (Br'er Rabbit, Fox and Bear) greet guests and pose for photos in four pavilions at Camp Minnie-Mickey.
Sunday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

On the bridge to Camp Minnie-Mickey you can see the fire breathing dragon's breath (you have to be patient) it is off to the right as you enter and on the left hand bank of the river.

Festival of the Lion King - At the Lion King Theatre - a high energy tribal celebration, featuring song, dance, and acrobatics with the Lion King characters. Some sign language interpreted performances. Arrive at least 25 minutes before the show. Sit in the "Warthog" section, immediately to the right after entering the theater. See a Cast Member for assistance before entering the queue.

Pocahontas and her Forest Friends - at Grandmother Willow's Grove. Join Pocahontas, Grandmother Willow and a host of live animals as they search for the protector of the forest. The first three rows are a children's seating section. Some sign language interpreted performances. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the show. Sit in the designated viewing area in the RIGHT section of the audience. See a Cast Member for assistance. There are usually animal training sessions with limited seating twice daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

GI-TAR DAN - Sing-along of kids' favorite animal songs. Monday-Friday at 10:15 & 11:15am


Dinosaur ride –(FP)Has anyone mentioned that the red, yellow, and white pipes above the load area at "Dinosaur" (formerly Countdown to Extinction) are for Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonaise and that the letters on each pipe are to suggest their chemical formulas?!

Primeval whirl (48”)

Smear-Splat- and dip - Eccentric painters turn Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama into a creative frenzy.

Sun. & Wed. -Sat. 10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm


DJs Lester, Ester & Nester dig up the latest entertainment from the dinosaur world, roaring over the airwaves daily.

Tarzan Rocks - Theatre in the Wild - a stage show starring Tarzan, Jane, Terk, "jungle gymnasts", singers and dancers! Some sign language interpreted performances. Arrive at least 25 minutes before the show. Sit in the designated viewing area in the LEFT section of the audience. See a Cast Member for assistance. This show is quite loud. Vendors come around selling lemon ice for about $2.50. The theatre is under a tarp, so you are in the shade, and there are fans that keep that air circulating. Still, I advise you to get a drink prior to entering the theatre.

Dinosaur Jubilee - Casts of real dinosaur skeletons and other dinosaur artifacts.

Dino Land Boneyard -- the play area is specially made for them to blow off some steam. If they look off to the right, behind the jeep, they'll see a row of fossils set into the wall. Just hit one and find out what happens -- it's musical! If you can't find the so-called "xylobone," a Cast Member will point it out to you.

Rafiki’s Conservation Station:

Gi-Tar Dan - Sing-along of kids' favorite animal songs.Monday-Friday at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm

10:20 & 11:20am, 12:20, 1:20 & 2:20pm

Meet Rafiki from The Lion King and Stanley from Playhouse Disney!
Sunday-Friday 8:30am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:30pm;
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-7:00pm

Conservation Station - Outdoor Stage - Acts not listed. Some sign language interpreted performances on the Indoor Stage: Animal Presentation and on the Outdoor "Animal Clubhouse" Stage: Animal Encounter. Take the Wildlife Express train to Conservation Station.

Discovery Island:

It’s tough to be a bug (FP)

This percussion group will keep you moving to the beat of their drums.
10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm

Pooh, Eeyore and Piglet at the Character Landing
Sunday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm
Lilo & Stitch at Island Mercantile 9:00am-3:00pm

Discovery River.
11:30am, 12:30, 1:25, 2:55 & 4:15pm