List of Disney's Animal Kingdom attractions

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Disney's Animal Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort. Below is a list of the past and present attractions at this park, arranged by "land" and with brief descriptions. Disney had announced plans to add an area themed to Avatar.[1]

Restaurants, shops, and character meets are listed in this article. The term "attractions" is used by Disney as a catch-all term for rides, shows, and exhibits.

Discovery Island[edit]

Current attractions[edit]

Past attractions[edit]

Originally opened on April 22, 1998. Closed in September 1998 and re-opened as Discovery River Taxis in November 1998. The attraction closed again in January 1999, only to be re-opened yet again in March 1999, this time as the Disney Radio River Cruise. The most popular attraction was permanently closed in August 1999.

  • The Tree of Life Carousel

this double-decker carousel was the park's iconic symbol. Guests ride on a Dumbo-like ride on vehicles based on land animals from around the world.

  • Noah's Ark

There were also a variety of ideas for Animal Kingdom's entrance. One of the most impressive was an enormous Noah's Ark that guests walked through into an unspoiled natural paradise. Where the ark, and essentially its biblical tie-in, states that the animals are very important, and they were saved by Noah.

  • Genesis Gardens

The Genesis Gardens was the first land you encounter, like The Oasis. The Gardens lack in animal displays, but it was a very lush and tropical land, similar to Eden. (Again, another biblical tie-in.) The land had several experts showing off smaller animals, much like they have now, but for the most part, Genesis Gardens was a great spot to stop and smell some tropical flowers.

Past Entertainment[edit]

  • Mickey’s Jammin' Jungle Parade
  • Wonders of Nature
  • Lion King character show


Main article: Africa

Current attractions[edit]

Past Attractions[edit]

  • Tarzan Rainforest Roller Coaster

Rafiki's Planet Watch[edit]

Main article: Rafiki's Planet Watch

Current attractions[edit]


Current attractions[edit]

Past Attractions[edit]

  • Tiger River Rapids
  • Tiger River Run

DinoLand U.S.A.[edit]

Main article: DinoLand U.S.A.

Current Attractions[edit]

Past Attractions[edit]

  • Tarzan Rocks
  • Dinosaur Safari
  • Journey into the Jungle Book
  • Dinosaur Jubilee
  • Excavator
  • Dinorama Meteor Dark Ride
  • Enhanced Dinosaur

Beastly Kingdom[edit]

Main article: Beastly Kingdom

Past Attractions[edit]

  • Fantasia Gardens
  • Dragon Tower
  • Quest for the Unicorn
  • Loch Ness Landing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AVATAR Coming To Disney Parks « Disney Parks Blog". 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2012-09-22.