Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Guide | Walt Disney World

Disney World’s most unique and certainly most ambitious park, the Animal Kingdom is a wonderful mix of exotic wildlife, thrilling attractions, and some of the most realistic details you will ever find.

The meticulous research and care in creating Disney's Animal Kingdom make it an unparalleled space, allowing your imagination to roam freely alongside the park's 1,700+ resident animals.

In this story, we'll explore Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, including rides, attractions, entertainment, and must-try restaurants for your visit.

2024 Hours – Park hours in all the parks are basically back to normal now, and it’s rare to see reduced hours for the parks anymore, and this includes the Animal Kingdom.

Park Hours

Normal Schedule – When Walt Disney is operating normally, on most days, the Animal Kingdom opens at 8:00 am and closes between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Occasionally it has earlier or later closings depending on the season.

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Discovery Island is the center of Animal Kingdom Park and it’s where your journey begins.

Discovery Island

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