Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is a prime attraction for tourists from all over the world. It is the fourth park of the Disney resort, occupying over 500 acres. It is also a theme park that centers entirely on animal and plant conservation.

The park contains seven different areas for visitors to explore – the seventh is Discovery Island, which contains the famous Tree of Life. A new area within the park is set to be built here based on the hugely successful ‘Avatar’ films. 


Animal Kingdom was built in 1998. Since then it’s been in a constant state of expansion. There are many different attractions for visitors to explore: The Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Asia, DinoLand USA, and of course, the coming ‘Avatar’ themed attraction that will begin construction in 2013.

Inside the park there is a Rainforest Café (located within The Oasis) as well as hundreds of different types of animal habitats. Camp Minnie-Mickey hosts The Festival of the Lion King. InAfricavisitors can engage in a Kilimanjaro Safari and view lions, elephants, gazelles, giraffes and much more.Asiawas the first expansion area that was added to the Animal Kingdom, and it contains much of the park’s most stunning architecture.

The park has three table service restaurants: Rainforest Café, Yak and Yeti, and Tuskerhouse. There are five quick service restaurants in the park in addition to these three eateries.

It takes about two days to see everything in the park.