A D V E N T U R E A W A I T S
September 12 - 18, 2021
Park Hours: 8am-7pm
Park Hours and
When are the schedules updated?
NP = Not Published. These entries may not list current times.
Entertainment Offerings: Two bird shows - "Winged Encounters - The Kingdom Takes Flight" & "Feathered Friends In Flight!".
Character Cavalcades(actually "Cruises") appear in boats around Discovery River sporadically throughout the day.
All walking trails and the Kilimanjaro Safaris operating. Festival of the Lion King returns.
Shopping: Some locations closed - click links for details.
Help Homeless Pets with the PETCO Foundation
Guests can become Wilderness Explorers and experience the entire park using their field guides,
completing challenges and earning badges as they go. With more than 30 badges available,
Wilderness Explorers is fun for the whole family and helps guests experience
Disney’s Animal Kingdom and its themes in a new and exciting way.
Explore Disney's Animals
Read about African lions, Asian tigers, rhinos, African elephants, Western lowland gorillas,
sharks, cotton-top tamarins, sea turtles, coral reef and migratory birds.
Beacons of Magic - Opening October 1
The World’s Most Magical Celebration will light up with wonder as the theme park icons are transformed into Beacons of Magic, beckoning all to come and celebrate.
A warm and glorious light emanates from the Tree of Life, as enchanted fireflies gather to call forth the magic of nature.
A Wild Holiday Time: November 12-December 30
- Seasonal décor and festive Disney character flotillas sailing down Discovery River to the sounds of joyful songs of the season.
- The park’s centerpiece – The Tree of Life – becomes another Beacon of Magic most nights during the 50th anniversary celebration.
- During the holiday season there’s even more magic inspired by nature as the holiday edition of Tree of Life Awakenings also takes place most nights.
O A S I S E X H I B I T S
PANDORA - THE WORLD OF AVATAR
PANDORA DRUMMERS – SWOTU WAYÄ
Explore the unique sounds and organic rhythms beating forth from “the sacred place of song”.
9:00, 10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00pm Temporarily Unavailable
Show Length: 15 minutes
Meet a Pandora Ranger operating the Exo-Carrier Utility Suit, an awe-inspiring piece of mobile research equipment.
9:30 & 10:30am, 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30pm Temporarily Unavailable
WINGED ENCOUNTERS - THE KINGDOM TAKES FLIGHT
Keep your eyes on the skies for this animal experience! Watch a flock of fine feathered macaws
fly above the Park and around Discovery Island. Learn about the majestic birds from our team of
avian experts. World Parrot Trust
9:15, 10:15 & 11:15am, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15pm
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Adventurers Outpost
8:00am-6:00pm Temporarily Unavailable
Pocahontas on Discovery Island Trails
Say "Wingapo!" to Disney's Native American princess.
9:15, 10:15 & 11:15am, 12:15, 2:05, 3:05 & 4:05pm Temporarily Unavailable
Russell and Dug(from "Up")
near the entrance to It's Tough to be a Bug!
Intermittently 9:00am-12:30pm & 2:00pm-4:30pm Temporarily Unavailable
Adventures with Kevin(from "Up") on Discovery Island.
Intermittently 9:30am-4:30pm Temporarily Unavailable
Timon and Rafiki Character Landing across from Isle of Java
Intermittently 9:30am-1:30pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm Temporarily Unavailable
VIVA GAIA STREET BAND
Colorful multi-cultural music troupe leading a street party across from Flame Tree Barbecue.
11:45am, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45 & 5:45pm Temporarily Unavailable
Show Length: 30 minutes
TREE OF LIFE AWAKENINGS
Watch in wonder as animal spirits within the great tree come alive at night in mesmerizing color and light approximately every 10 minutes.
D I S C O V E R Y I S L A N D T R A I L S
Red-Collared Brown Lemur,
FINDING NEMO -- THE MUSICAL
The undersea world that charmed audiences around the world in “Finding Nemo” comes to life
in an all-new musical stage show in the newly enclosed Theater in the Wild.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to performance. No admittance after show starts.
12:00, 1:00, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30pm Temporarily Unavailable
Show Length: 40 minutes
Finding Nemo merchandise
Sign language interpreted performances Tuesday & Saturday at 1:00pm.
Arrive at least 25 minutes before show. Sit in the “RIGHT” section of the theater.
See a host or hostess before entering the queue. Reflective Captioning also available.
A “dino-tastic” celebration where Donald Duck takes over Dinoland, U.S.A. to celebrate his recent discovery that ducks are descendants of dinosaurs.
Feathered friends Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack and other friends of Donald will be on hand to meet guests.
Character meets are:
10:00am-5:15pm Temporarily Unavailable for Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack & Pluto;
10:00am-7:15pm Temporarily Unavailable for Chip 'n' Dale.
D I N O L A N D U. S. A. E X H I B I T S
Asian Brown Tortoise,
Throughout the day(9:00am-5:00pm), Guest-favorite Disney friends appear in boats around Discovery River—including the following:
- Mickey and Friends Flotilla - Ready for a brand-new adventure, Mickey and his friends set sail on the Discovery River.
- Discovery Island Drummers - The Discovery Island Drummers take their music to the water, performing live as they sail around the Discovery River.
- Discovery River Character Cruise - Catch a glimpse of Characters from Disney’s Pocahontas or Disney’s The Lion King as they float along the Discovery River.
- Donald’s Dino Boat Bash! - Donald and his friends take Donald’s Dino Bash to the Discovery River. Keep an eye out for their party boat throughout the day.
- Goofy and Pals Set Sail - Leaving their posts at Donald’s Dino Bash, Goofy and his Pals cruise down the Discovery River.
will come alive several times daily at the Discovery River Amphitheater beginning October 1.
Performers will fly windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes, while out on the water elaborate three-dimensional kites –
some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie.
These colorful creations will dance through the sky to the beat of favorite Disney songs in an uplifting, vibrant experience for the whole family.
FEATHERED FRIENDS IN FLIGHT!
Join the animal behavior specialists at the Caravan Stage for a behind-the-scenes look at the free-flying birds of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
Learn how they care for and train their feathered friends.
10:30 & 11:30am, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm
Show Length: 25 minutes
Sign language interpreted performances Tuesday & Saturday at 1:30pm.
Arrive at least 20 minutes before show. Sit in the LEFT section of the audience. See a host or hostess.
A S I A E X H I B I T S
White Cheeked Gibbon
M A H A R A J A H J U N G L E T R E K 9:00am-6:45pm
Crested Wood Partridge,
Emerald Tree Monitor,
Malayan Flying Fox,
Javan Green Peafowl,
RAFIKI'S PLANET WATCH
WILDLIFE EXPRESS TRAIN
Cross the African savanna on a rustic locomotive for a behind-the-scenes look at the park’s animals.
Stroll on a picturesque wildlife path, home to exhibits on animal conservation.
Encounter a variety of adorable animals at the only petting zoo at Walt Disney World Resort.
THE ANIMATION EXPERIENCE AT CONSERVATION STATION
Discover the influence of real life animals as you create your own sketch of a beloved Disney character.
10:00, 10:45 & 11:30am, 12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00 & 4:45pm
Show Length: 25 minutes
Please plan to board the Wildlife Express Train 40 minutes prior to the experience start time.
ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS: UP-CLOSE INTERACTIONS
Enjoy fun shows starring a rotating roster of animals that offer an up-close peek into the habitats of our wildlife friends.
At the stage to the right of Affection Section on the hour, in the Affection Section on the half hour, and bird flyovers out front to the left 45 minutes past the hour.
R A F I K I ' S P L A N E T W A T C H E X H I B I T S
Colorado River Toad,
Green Tree Python,
Puerto Rican Crested Toad,
A CELEBRATION OF FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING
at Harambe Theatre
Delight in a Broadway-style show filled with songs, pageantry and puppetry celebrating the classic movie, The Lion King.
(Arrive 30 minutes prior to show)
9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm
Show Length: 40 minutes
The Lion King merchandise
TAM TAM DRUMMERS OF HARAMBE
Join the colorful pageantry, rhythms, and authentic dances of West Africa.
9:00, 9:15, 10:00, 10:15 & 11:00am, 12:00 & 12:15pm Temporarily Unavailable
Show Length: 15 minutes
KORA TINGA TINGA
A kora is a mandinka harp built from a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin to make a resonator with a long hardwood neck.
Sunday, Monday & Thursday-Saturday at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm Temporarily Unavailable
HARAMBE VILLAGE ACROBATS
Wearing costumes of grass, beads, bells and feathers set against a mosaic of African prints, this troupe of skilled performers move with the
synchronicity of circus performers as they drum, dance, tumble and climb into man-made pyramids and break away into spinning, tumbling towers.
1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00pm Temporarily Unavailable
Show Length: 20 minutes
K I L I M A N J A R O S A F A R I S 8:00am-6:45pm
Nigerian Dwarf Goat,
G O R I L L A F A L L S E X P L O R A T I O N T R A I L 8:30am-6:45pm
African Cichlid Fish,
African Pancake Tortoise,
Black-and-White Colobus Monkey,
Great Blue Turaco,
Ornate Spiny-Tailed Lizard,
Western Lowland Gorilla