Discovery Island® area
Rafiki’s Planet Watch® area
Dinoland, U.S.A.® area
The main focus of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is animal conservation. The center of the theme park is a place called Discovery Island. Discovery Island is home to The Tree of Life, a 145 foot tall tree, carved with animals. Not to worry! This park is all about conservation, so the tree was not harmed. In fact, it’s not real at all!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is such a unique place to visit. It is home to a variety of wild animals including tigers, okapi, monkeys and more! You can travel to Rafiki’s Planet Watch and learn how the animal handlers care for the animals, right down to the food they eat. I never thought I’d be fascinated with watching someone prepare food for a wild animal, but I was amazed at the care that was put into it. It was a wonderful learning experience for me, as well as my children, as the keeper carefully measured out the fruits, vegetables and nutrients. It was a good thing I ate that morning because it would have made me very hungry looking at all the wonderful food!
Want some excitement? Head over to Expedition Everest in the land of Asia, but beware, Yeti’s aren’t the nicest creatures! Want to see an amazing live performance based on a beloved film? Make sure you check out The Festival of the Lion King. Not only is the staging and acrobatics incredible, these entertainers should be on Broadway.
One of my children’s favorite parts of Animal Kingdom is the midway and rides in Dinoland U.S.A. They could ride Triceratops Spin over and over. Think Dumbo and you’ll get the idea!
Whatever you decide to do while you are there, one heads up. For whatever reason, this park has always seemed the hottest in the summer. Make sure you bring water, juice or get ready to buy some. 🙂