Walt Disney World – Tips - Animal Kingdom

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Animal Kingdom covers over 500 Acres – so make sure those shoes are comfy!

For an insiders look at Disney's Animal Kingdom, check out the "Wild By Design" and "Backstage Safari" tours.

Check the tip board on Discovery Island throughout the day for the current wait times for the most popular attractions at the Park.

The Tree of Life is 145 feet tall and its leafy branches spread 160 feet. 20 Artists created the carvings on the Tree of Life.

Don't forget to bring your autograph book to Camp Minnie-Mickey where you can find your favourite characters

Approximately 250 species are represented by over 1,500 animals.

Island Mercantile on Discovery Island® stays open a half hour after the Park closes.

There is one ATM at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park located at the entrance to the Park, just before the turnstiles and to the right, next to the kennel.

The parking lot can accommodate 6,000 vehicles and is 100 acres in size.

Dinosaur - this attraction originally opened with Disney's Animal Kingdom April 22, 1998 under another name – Countdown to Extinction

It’s always a good idea to get to the parks early, but this is especially true at Animal Kingdom – Get to the park for opening and head straight to the Kilimanjaro Safari Ride and catch the animals awake before the heat gets too much for them... and you!

If you’re lucky enough to get a second day at Animal Kingdom, head over to Kali River rapids at opening time, they’ll probably be no queue – when we did this we got to ride 4 times straight off! Only took us about an hour to dry ;-)

There are over 4 million trees, plants, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns, etc. representing 3,000 species.

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade starts in Harambe, heads toward Camp Minnie-Mickey, circles around the Tree of Life, routes toward Asia, and then turns left back toward Harambe where it concludes.

When in the queue for It’s Tough to be a Bug, get the kids to count how many animals they can see carved into the tree and it’s roots, it really helps pass the time.

If you have a traditional camera with film, bring twice as much as you think you’ll need, and extra memory for those with digital cameras, we always seem to take far more photos in this park than any other.

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