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Is Animal Kingdom Worth it? | Easily Explained

One of the more popular questions that we've received is whether certain theme parks are worth it or not.

In this page, we will break down what Animal Kingdom offers along with our personal experience to explain whether Animal Kingdom is worth it or not.

    Is Animal Kingdom Worth it?

    Animal Kingdom is absolutely worth it, as it offers a complete theme park including rides, safari tours, shows, and various areas that you can simply walk through.

    animal kingdom giraffe at killimanjaro safari tour

    It also features the massive and iconic 145 ft Tree of Life at the center of the park which has close to 400 types of animals carved on this giant tree and showcases the talent of the team of artisans who came together to create this icon of the park.

    animal kingdom tree of life

    As you walk closer to the tree, you'll begin to make out shapes of different animals, which are perfectly carved on the actual tree.

    monkey sculpted into animal kingdom tree of life

    One of the nicer features of Animal Kingdom is that it tailors to all ages.

    The visual aspect of the park, along with the safari tours and areas where guests can simply walk around (such as Pandora: World of Avatar) make it perfect for younger kids and families.

    For teens and adults, many thrilling rides including Avatar Flight of Passage and Dinosaur will create unforgettable experiences. Additionally, there are shows and lounges for a more laid-back experience.

    How Many Days Are You Spending at the Park?

    If you're visiting a theme park, it's normally important to determine how long you plan to stay.

    This is important as you will be able to determine how many rides/shows you'll be able to visit and whether or not you'll get your money's worth.

    expedition everest

    Animal Kingdom normally takes a full day to visit the main attractions of the park, so you'll want to plan accordingly.

    AK is typically open from 8 am to 8 pm, and at minimum, you'll want to spend 5 hours at the park for your visit.

    We've created Tips for Animal Kingdom for guests to know what are 'must-visits' during their stay.

    If you plan on spending the entire day there, you'll want to know when the best day to visit Animal Kingdom is, to deal with fewer crowds, and lines, and have a better overall experience.

    What Animal Kingdom Offers

    Animal Kingdom offers size, as it is the largest theme park in the world at 580 acres.

    The park is split into 6 sections including:

    1. Pandora - The World of Avatar
    2. Oasis
    3. Dinoland USA
      dinoland at animal kingdom
    4. Asia
    5. Discovery Island
    6. Africa
      animal kingdom giraffes

    The park focuses on animal conservation and is themed around the natural environment.

    Each of these areas offers something completely unique, allowing visitors to have a first-time experience at every section of the park.

    Some of the most popular attractions among guests include:

    Avatar Flight of Passage, Oasis Exhibits, a Celebration Festival of the Lion King, DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest, and the Kali River Rapids.

    festival of the lion kings stage

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