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ANIMAL
KINGDOM
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
A D V E N T U R E   A W A I T S
December 15 - 21, 2019
Park Hours: 9am-8pm

Extra Magic Hours
(resort guests only):
Monday & Saturday 8am-9am

Park Hours and Special Events

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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.
10:00am-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: November 8 - January 1
For the first time ever, discover festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land.

New Year's Eve: 9:00am-12:00am

  • Celebrate the New Year with specially-themed food and beverage offerings and much more!
  • Join us for a fun and festive New Year’s Eve as the park stays open until midnight! DJs will keep the night moving in Discovery Island, DinoLand U.S.A. and Asia.
  • The evening will also include special countdown-to-midnight on the Tree of Life!

Party for the Planet: April 20-22
During this special three-day event, guests are invited to explore, engage and connect with the magic of nature through family-friendly experiences and specialty offerings.


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THE OASIS

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”.
9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm
Show Length: 15 minutes

PANDORA RANGERS
Meet a Pandora Conservation Initiative scientist to learn about Pandora – The World of Avatar. They’ll be easy to spot—operating the towering Pandora Utility Suit, an awe-inspiring piece of research equipment.
10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm


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
Intermittently 9:00am-4:00pm (currently 9:15, 10:15 & 11:15am, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15pm - times may change.)

DISNEY CHARACTERS
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Adventurers Outpost
9:00am-7:30pm

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

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

Adventures with Kevin(from "Up") on Discovery Island.
Intermittently 9:30am-4:30pm

Timon and Rafiki Character Landing across from Isle of Java
Intermittently 9:30am-1:30pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm

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
Show Length: 30 minutes

MERRY MENAGERIE
Be mesmerized as these life-sized puppets roam Discovery Island, bringing holiday joy in the form of reindeer, polar bears, penguins and more!
Intermittently 10:00am-5:00pm

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.
Wintry tales light up the night with dazzling new projections, breathtaking visuals and heartwarming music.
Intermittently Nightfall-Park close

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, Porcupine, Red-collared Brown Lemur, Ring-tailed Lemur, Saddle-Billed Stork, Small-clawed Otter, Tortoise


DINOLAND U.S.A.

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
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.

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-7:15pm for Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Goofy at Dino-Rama, Launchpad McQuack, Scrooge McDuck and Chip 'n' Dale; 12:15pm-7:15pm for Pluto.

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

UP! A GREAT BIRD ADVENTURE
Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug discover species of birds from around the world.
10:30am, 12:00, 1:30, 3:30 & 5:00pm
Show Length: 25 minutes
Sign language interpreted performances Tuesday & Saturday at 10:30am.
Arrive at least 20 minutes before show. Sit in the LEFT section of the audience. See a host or hostess. Handheld Captioning also available.

BOLLYWOOD BEATS
An exhilarating Indian dance experience. A wildly energetic show that brings traditional Indian dance together with the fire of Hindi film.
12:30, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:30 & 6:30pm
Show Length: 15 minutes

RIVERS OF LIGHT: WE ARE ONE
Embrace the magic of nature during a nighttime scene awash with captivating special effects, music and animal folklore.
6:30 & 7:45pm
Show Length: 17 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   10:00am-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

FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING at Harambe Theatre
It's a high energy, tribal celebration of song, dance, and acrobatics with your favorite Lion King friends.
(Arrive 30 minutes prior to show)
11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00pm
Show Length: 30 minutes   The Lion King merchandise
Sign language interpreted performances Tuesday & Saturday at 4:00pm.
Arrive at least 25 minutes before show. Sit in the “Warthog” section on the right after entering the theater. See a host or hostess before entering the queue. Handheld Captioning also available.

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
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.
9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm

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
Show Length: 20 minutes

K I L I M A N J A R O   S A F A R I S   Park open-6:30pm
African Elephant, African Lion, Ankole Cattle, Black Rhinoceros, Bontebok, Cheetah, Eastern Bongo, Eland, Giraffe, Greater Flamingo, Greater Kudu, Hippopotamus, Mandrill, Nile Crocodile, Okapi, Ostrich, Painted Dog, Pink-backed Pelican, Saddle-billed Stork, 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   Park open-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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