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ANIMAL
KINGDOM
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
A D V E N T U R E   A W A I T S
November 27 - December 3, 2022
PARK HOURS:
SUNDAY, MONDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY 8AM-7PM
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 9AM-7PM
SATURDAY 8AM-8PM

Park Hours and Special Events

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Help Homeless Pets with the PETCO Foundation

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-4:45pm

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.

Holiday Entertainment
Merry Menagerie – Delight in winter wonders as Discovery Island springs to life with artisan-sculpted puppets of arctic animals—like penguins, reindeer, foxes and polar bears.
Santa Claus Festive Flotilla – See Santa Claus as he sails down the Discovery River to a jolly, world-beat holiday soundtrack.
Discovery Island Drummers Festive Flotilla – Feel the beat as a colorful group of percussionists cruise along the Discovery River, entertaining Guests like you on the shore.


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, Red-Breasted Goose, Rhinoceros Iguana, Spoonbill, Swan, Wallaby, Waterfowl


PANDORA - THE WORLD OF AVATAR

Discover a Beautiful Land That Celebrates the Magic of Nature:
  • Avatar Flight of Passage - Climb atop a winged mountain banshee for a breathtaking 3D flight over Pandora’s otherworldly landscape.
  • Na'vi River Journey - Take a mystical journey by boat deep into Pandora’s glowing bioluminescent rainforest.
  • Valley of Mo'ara - Hike amid floating mountains, glowing fauna and flora, a native drum circle and many other wonders.
  • Satu'li Canteen - Indulge in the art and culture of the Na'vi while dining inside this former RDA mess hall.
  • Pongu Pongu - Wet your whistle at this popular drink stand run by an expat who fell in love with Pandora and never left.
  • Windtraders - Head for this transformed RDA structure to find a nature-inspired shop featuring the many wonders of Pandora.

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
Intermittently 8:00am(9:00am Tue, Wed)-6:30pm

Adventures with Kevin(from "Up") on Discovery Island.
Intermittently 10:00am-4:45pm

VIVA GAIA STREET BAND
Colorful multi-cultural music troupe leading a street party across from Flame Tree Barbecue.
10:45 & 11:45am, 12:45, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm
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 6:00pm

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
Black Mountain Tortoise, Cotton-Top Tamarin, Flamingo, Galápagos Tortoise, Kangaroo, Lappet-Faced Vulture, Paroon Shark Catfish, Red-Collared Brown Lemur, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Small-Clawed Otter, White Stork


DINOLAND U.S.A.

FINDING NEMO: THE BIG BLUE… AND BEYOND!
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.
10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30pm
Show Length: 25 minutes

DONALD’S DINO-BASH!
Join Donald Duck and friends for a prehistoric party over 200 million years in the making.
Intermittently 10:00am-7:00pm

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(8:45am-4:30pm), 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.
  • Adventurer's Flotilla – Disney Ducks - See feathered friends Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack on their adventurous voyage along the Discovery River.
  • Adventurer's Flotilla – Up - Wave to Russell and Dug as they sail along the Discovery River—in true Wilderness Explorer style.

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 11:55am, 12:55, 1:55, 2:55, 3:55 & 4:55pm
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(9:30am Tue, Wed)-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

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)
10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00(Sun, Fri, Sat), 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.
10:15 & 11:15am, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 & 4:15pm
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.
11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00pm

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.
10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm
Show Length: 20 minutes

K I L I M A N J A R O   S A F A R I S 8:00am(9:00am Tue, Wed)-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 8:15am(9:00am Tue, Wed)-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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