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Ride Guide: Animal Kingdom

Disney Orlando Animal Kingdom Dinosaur ride

Riders on DINOSAUR set out to capture "the elusive iguanodon"

December 2011:  After entering Animal Kingdom, you pass by a number of small animal exhibits (doesn’t matter if you go left or right; all end at the same place), then cross a bridge onto Discovery Island, which serves as the park’s hub. Each “land” is an island that extends from there. Upon entering Discovery Island and facing the Tree of Life, Camp Minnie-Mickey is at 8 o’clock, Africa is at 10 o’clock, Asia is at 10 o’clock, and DinoLand is at 4 o’clock. To enter Camp Minnie-Mickey, you cross a bridge, return the same way, and make a left into Africa. From Africa, you can take a roundtrip train ride to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, walk to Asia without returning to Discovery Island, and then do the same to DinoLand U.S.A. If starting your trek by making a right turn on Discovery Island, read the Ride Describe: Animal Kingdom in reverse.

Animal trails discovered on foot aren’t listed here. All require walking and watching only. They include small segues or short trails when you first arrive, a few more on Discovery Island, and two longer walks: Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in Africa and Maharajah Jungle Trek in Asia.

For a complete description of rides, go to the Ride Describe: Animal Kingdom, but note that surprises along the way will be revealed ahead of time.  If you like surprises, use only this Ride Guide.

Click here for a complete Ride Guide explanation. Note: If a ride offers Fast Pass, it’s noted; however, a few additional rides may offer Fast Passes in the busiest seasons only.

Discovery Island

It’s Tough to be a Bug
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

Camp Minnie-Mickey

Festival of the Lion King
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

Africa

Kilimanjaro Safaris
Type: Other (trucks)
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Wildlife Express Train
Type: Moving vehicle
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

Conservation Station
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

Asia

Flights of Wonder
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

Kali River Rapids
Type: Other (inner tube)
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦♦
Fast Pass: Yes
Height restriction: 38 inches/97 cm
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: Yes

Expedition Everest
Type: Coaster
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦♦♦
Fast Pass: Yes
Height restriction: 44 inches/112 cm
Single-rider line: Yes
Baby swap: Yes

DinoLand

Finding Nemo-The Musical
Type: Theater
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦
Movement: ♦
Kid scares: ♦♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

Primeval Whirl
Type: Coaster
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: 48 inches/122 cm
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: Ask

TriceraTop Spin
Type: Spinning
Must-see: ♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: 48 inches/ 122 cm
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: Ask

DINOSAUR
Type: Moving vehicle (rough ride)
Must-see: ♦♦♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦♦♦
Movement: ♦♦♦♦
Kid scares: ♦♦♦♦♦
Fast Pass: Yes
Height restriction: 40 inches/102 cm
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: Yes

The Boneyard (playground)
Type: Walk-through
Must-see: ♦♦♦
Wait time: ♦
Movement: ♦♦
Kid scares: ♦
Fast Pass: No
Height restriction: No
Single-rider line: No
Baby swap: No

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