Animal Kingdom Touring Plan
Touring plans make it easy for you to get the most out of your trip by outlining the order you should visit rides and attractions, allowing you to enjoy the top experiences in the park.
This touring plan was created for those visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This touring plan is designed to be used for those visiting the park for a single day as well as for multiple days. Those visiting multiple Walt Disney World parks on the same day may also take advantage of this plan.
Prior to visiting Walt Disney World, we recommend that you download the official Walt Disney World app on the App Store or the Google Play Store. The app provides wait times, showtimes, a resort-wide map, and more.
ENTERING THE PARK
We recommend getting to the park turnstiles at least 45 minutes prior to park opening, especially during summer, U.S. holiday weekends, and other break periods. When you have entered the park, you can grab a guide map to help locate the park’s rides and attractions and to view showtimes as well as other details. If you download the official Walt Disney World app, this information and more can be accessed on it.
Experience Within First or Last Few Hours
The following attractions typically experience the most extended wait times. We suggest visiting them as soon as possible or a few hours prior to park closing due to their slightly shorter wait times during these periods. These attractions are not listed based on the order in which you should visit them. You should rank the attractions based on their importance to you and/or proximity to each other and visit them in that order. If needed, you can purchase Disney Genie+ and/or individual Lightning Lane for participating attractions.
Avatar Flight of Passage
Na’vi River Journey
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Experience After Noon
The attractions in this section are either not as thrilling or new; however, they are fun experiences nonetheless. The wait times for these attractions vary. These attractions are not listed in any specific order. We suggest visiting them based on their proximity to each other.
Kali River Rapids
Wildlife Express Train
The Animation Experience
Festival of the Lion KingThis attraction has scheduled showtimes. Plan accordingly and arrive early.
Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!This attraction has scheduled showtimes. Plan accordingly and arrive early.
Feathered Friends in Flight!This attraction has scheduled showtimes. Plan accordingly and arrive early.
Experience at Dusk
The experiences in this section are nighttime shows, so they can only be seen during the hours of darkness. Keep this in mind when visiting the park's other attractions.
Tree of Life AwakeningsThis attraction has scheduled showtimes. Plan accordingly and arrive early.
Experience at Any Time
The attractions in this section are not top priority experiences; however, if you have available time, they are still recommended. Because of the attraction type, they generally feature shorter wait times, allowing you to visit them with minimal or reduced waiting in comparison to other attractions during much of the day. Be aware that despite being listed under the "Experience at Any Time" section, some of the following attractions may close prior to the park's closing time.
Discovery Island Trails
Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
It’s Tough to be a Bug!
Maharajah Jungle Trek
The Oasis Exhibits
We’ve highlighted a few of our top favorite dining locations that you may be interested in dining at for lunch and dinner. For lunchtime, however you can choose to pack snacks with you or purchase some at the many concession stands in the park if you don’t want to take too much time out of the day.
Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Hollywood Brown Derby is a table service restaurant in the Asia area of the park. It serves pan-Asian foods ranging from soups and salads to noodle & rice bowls, Wok-fried dishes, and beyond. If you’re interested in dining here, you should consider making a reservation. You can do so online by clicking/tapping here.
Satu'li Canteen is a quick service restaurant located in Pandora – The World of Avatar. It's one of our favorite quick service restaurants because of its unique, tasty, fresh food. The menu includes a variety of bowl options served with your choice of protein (or tofu), base (such as noodles or rice and beans to name a few), and sauce. Cheeseburger Steamed Pods - Bao Buns is another tasty option you can enjoy.
In the mood for pizza? Pizzafari is where its at. Pizzafari, located in Discover Island, offers quick service pizza, salads, and a few other items.
Restaurantosaurus is your stop for classic American fare—burgers, hot dogs, salads, chicken nuggets, and more. You can find this quick service eatery in DinoLand U.S.A.
Vegetarians and Vegans
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you can find a wide variety of meals in the park. Click/tap here to view our Walt Disney World vegetarian and vegan guide. In this guide, we highlighted the different dining locations offering meals available to you as well as which options will satisfy your diet.
For full information about Walt Disney World’s rides and attractions, click/tap here.
TIP: If you’re only visiting the park for a single day, we recommend eating breakfast prior to arriving at the park in order to experience more attractions. It’s important to remember, however, that you shouldn’t rush your way to every attraction. Take time to enjoy the different areas of the park, especially Pandora – The World of Avatar. Cherish your memories by taking photographs with characters and at the various themed areas.
NOTE: This touring plan lists most rides and attractions at the park, so you may not be able to visit them all in a single day. You should select the attractions that you’re most interested in.
DISNEY GENIE+ AND INDIVIDUAL LIGHTNING LANE: You can purchase Disney Genie+ and/or individual Lightning Lane for select attractions throughout the park. Whichever service you purchase, we recommend your selections be for attractions listed under the section titled “Experience Within First or Last Few Hours” as these attractions typically have the longest wait times. Doing so will help you maximize your time by experiencing the park’s top attractions with little to no wait.
ON-SITE HOTEL GUESTS: We recommend taking advantage of early park entry. This will allow you to visit more attractions at the park.
MOBILE ORDERING: If you’re dining at a quick-service restaurant, you have the option to use Disney’s mobile ordering service at select locations via the Walt Disney World app. This will allow you to easily select your meal and quickly pick up your food.