Disney's Animal Kingdom Tips

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Kristen K.'s picture
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Disney's Animal Kingdom Tips

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a gigantic park with a lot of ground to cover. I always seem to be a little lost when I'm there and find myself sticking to the same things over and over, even though I know that there's stuff I'm missing. What are your best tips for getting organized in Animal Kingdom and making the most of your time there?

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When we go there we head straight in to Discovery Island, and head into Africa (we don't go to Camp Minnie-Mickey)...then we follow a clockwise route, and head into Asia and end the day in DinoLand. Because it is a lot of ground to cover we don't double back...this is how we get to see the whole park pretty much.


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One thing I usually do is before a trip - some Googling of Top 5 or 10 things to do at Animal Kingdom. I usually come up with a few things we haven't done yet so I make it a point to add to the day at that park. Like you, for years we kinda just did the same thing every time and missed out on alot.

This last trip, we got a tip from my knee doctor's assistant, who told us we had to see Nemo. We knew it was there, but never gave it a second thought. We decided to check it out, and WOW were we glad we did.

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We usually go in and get a FP for Everest, then head to the Safari! After that, we walk back to the front and hit each land until FP time. After we ride, we eat lunch and then continue on our path!

I agree. It's really big and you could easily spend two days doing everything!

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Joined: 01/20/2013
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This isn't a 'getting organized' tip, but we found a really nice place to eat a lunch from Tamu Tamu. If you go behind the Dawa bar (literally behind the bar) there are some tables right next to a river and some woods. It's a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Harambe village. You also get some great views of the scenery, including this riverside camp on the other side of the wall. I love how Disney put so much effort into a place that not many people see!
Check it out next time your at AK or eating at Tamu Tamu.


Next WDW trip: May 19-27, 2013

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We have a pretty standard route that we find works for us, we start going anti clockwise to ride Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, kali river rapids then the Safari. From there we plan what times to see the shows and work our way through the trails, shops and ALWAYS make our was the Flame Tree barbecue for lunch Laughing out loud we always enjoy it this way but Finding nemo always ends up a bit of a traipse, but I think it's always going to be that sort of park!