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Disney's
ANIMAL
KINGDOM
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
A D V E N T U R E   A W A I T S
November 28 - December 4, 2021
Park Hours:
Sunday & Saturday 8am-8pm
Monday-Friday 8am-7pm

Park Hours and Special Events

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Help Homeless Pets with the PETCO Foundation

A Wild Holiday Time: November 12-December 30
  • Seasonal décor and festive Disney character & Santa Claus 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.
  • Merry Menagerie of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets in Discovery Island.

Wilderness Explorers
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.
9:00am-5:00pm

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.


THE OASIS

DIVINE
No, kudzu has not taken over Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. But there is a strange new "vine" that's been transplanted around the park and we have to warn you, it has caught quite a few visitors by surprise. Why? Well, "DiVine" isn't your ordinary run-of-the-mill, ten-foot tall plant. In fact, "DiVine" is really performance artist Priscilla Blight who has brought her expressive talents to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park for an exclusive engagement after travelling all over the globe. A gifted performer of the "new vaudeville" genre, Priscilla cleverly conceals herself in a towering, hand-made foliage costume. It is only when she moves that guests realize they are not looking at nature but at "DiVine." And that is the message "DiVine" has for us all - really look at nature. Take time to visit soon and look out for "DiVine!" Visit DiVine's home: The Living Garden
Intermittently 8:00am-2:00pm

O A S I S   E X H I B I T S
Anteater, Babirusa, Muntjac Deer, Rhinoceros Iguana, Spoonbill, Swan, Wallaby, Waterfowl


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

PANDORA RANGERS
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


DISCOVERY ISLAND

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

DISNEY CHARACTERS
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.
Starting at 6:15pm

BEACONS OF MAGIC
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.

D I S C O V E R Y   I S L A N D   T R A I L S
Cotton-Top Tamarin, Flamingo, Galápagos Tortoise, Kangaroo, Lappet-Faced Vulture, Red-Collared Brown Lemur, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Small-Clawed Otter, White Stork


DINOLAND U.S.A.

DISNEY KITETAILS
At the Discovery River Amphitheater, 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.
11:15am, 12:15, 1:15, 3:15, 4:15 & 5:15pm
Show Length: 10 minutes

FINDING NEMO: THE BIG BLUE… AND BEYOND! - OPENING 2022!
Dive into a spectacular stage show—filled with puppets, singers and other performers—set in the underwater world of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo.

DONALD’S DINO-BASH!
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
Abdim's Stork, American Crocodile, Asian Brown Tortoise, Tyrannosaurus Rex


ASIA

CHARACTER CRUISES
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.

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.

CHAKRANADI
Listen to the simmering sounds of traditional Indian melodies, performed by a talented musician playing the sitar.
Sunday, Monday & Thursday-Saturday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm
Show Length: 20 minutes

A S I A   E X H I B I T S
Siamang, White Cheeked Gibbon

M A H A R A J A H   J U N G L E   T R E K 9:00am-4:45pm
Argus Pheasant, Bar-Headed Goose, Blackbuck, Crested Wood Partridge, Eld's Deer, Emerald Tree Monitor, Komodo Dragon, Lion-Tailed Macaque, Malayan Flying Fox, Javan Green Peafowl, Prehensile-Tailed Skink, Sarus Crane, Sumatran Tiger, Water Buffalo


RAFIKI'S PLANET WATCH
CONSERVATION STATION

9:30am-5:00pm

WILDLIFE EXPRESS TRAIN
Cross the African savanna on a rustic locomotive for a behind-the-scenes look at the park’s animals.
9:30am-4:30pm

HABITAT HABIT!
Stroll on a picturesque wildlife path, home to exhibits on animal conservation.
9:30am-5:00pm

AFFECTION SECTION
Encounter a variety of adorable animals at the only petting zoo at Walt Disney World Resort.
9:30am-5:00pm

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
Alpaca, Caiman Lizard, Centipede, Colorado River Toad, Dart Frog, Fire Salamander, Goat, Gopher Tortoise, Green Tree Python, Kunekune Pig, Miniature Donkey, Pineywoods Cow, Prehensile-Tailed Skink, Puerto Rican Crested Toad, Scorpion, Sheep, Stick Insect, Tarantula, Tree Monitor


AFRICA

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)
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.
10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00pm
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.
10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm

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-4:45pm
African Elephant, African Lion, Ankole Cattle, Black Rhinoceros, Bontebok, Cheetah, Eastern Bongo, Eland, Giraffe, Greater Flamingo, Greater Kudu, Hippopotamus, Mandrill, Nigerian Dwarf Goat, Nile Crocodile, Okapi, Ostrich, Painted Dog, Pink-Backed Pelican, Sable Antelope, Saddle-Billed Stork, Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Spotted Hyena, Springbok, Warthog, White-Bearded Wildebeest, White Rhinoceros, Zebra

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-4:45pm
African Bullfrog, African Cichlid Fish, African Pancake Tortoise, Black-and-White Colobus Monkey, Dumeril's Boa, Golden Weaver, Great Blue Turaco, Grevy's Zebra, Hamerkop, Hippopotamus, Naked Mole-Rat, Okapi, Ornate Spiny-Tailed Lizard, Pygmy Goose, Slender-Tailed Meerkat, Western Lowland Gorilla


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