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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
May 20 - 26, 2018
Park Hours:
Sunday-Friday 9am-10pm
Saturday 8am-11pm

Extra Magic Hours
(resort guests only):
Sunday-Friday 8am-9am
Saturday 7am-8am

Park Hours and Special Events

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NP Winged Encounters - The Kingdom Takes Flight
Keep your eyes on the skies for this new 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. In front of the Tree of Life. Several times per day. World Parrot Trust

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-7:00pm

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.


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THE OASIS

NP 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
8:45, 9:45, 10:45 & 11:45am, 12:45 & 1:45pm
Show Length: 20 minutes

O A S I S   E X H I B I T S
Babirusa, Macaw, Muntjac, Peninsula Cooter, Rhinoceros Iguana, Spoonbill, Swan, Wallaby, Waterfowl


PANDORA - THE WORLD OF AVATAR

SWOTU WAYÄ NA'VI DRUM CEREMONY
Explore the unique sounds and organic rhythms beating forth from “the sacred place of song”.
9:00, 10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00pm
Show Length: 15 minutes

PANDORA CONSERVATION INITIATIVE UTILITY SUIT
This 10-foot-tall mechanical suit roams the Mo’ara Valley, its pilot interacting with Guests.
9:45, 10:45 & 11:45am


DISCOVERY ISLAND

DISNEY CHARACTERS
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Adventurers Outpost
Sunday-Friday intermittently 9:00am-7:30pm
Saturday intermittently 8:00am-8:30pm

Pocahontas at Character Landing
Say "Wingapo!" to Disney's Native American princess.
Intermittently 9:00am-6:30pm

Russell and Dug(from "Up") near the entrance to It's Tough to be a Bug!
Intermittently 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:30pm

Meet Timon near Creature Comforts
Intermittently 10:30am-2:30pm & 3:30pm-6:30pm

VIVA GAIA STREET BAND
Colorful multi-cultural music troupe leading a street party across from Flame Tree Barbecue.
1:00, 2:00 & 3:00pm
Show Length: 20 minutes

DISCOVERY ISLAND CARNIVALE
Join a cavalcade of dancers, stilt walkers and musicians for a nighttime dance party across from Flame Tree Barbecue.
4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00pm
Show Length: 20 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.
8:45pm-Park closing

D I S C O V E R Y   I S L A N D   T R A I L S
Cotton-top Tamarin, Kangaroo, Red-collared Brown Lemur, Ring-tailed Lemur


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

DinoLand U.S.A. Character Meet & Greets
"Canine Pals" Goofy and Pluto across from TriceraTop Spin
Sunday-Tuesday intermittently 10:00am-5:30pm

Meet the #1 Duck at Cretaceous Trail
Sunday-Tuesday intermittently 10:00am-5:30pm

DONALD’S DINO-BASH!: STARTS MAY 25
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. In addition to bringing his own decorating touch to the land, Donald will throw a nightly dance party where everyone is welcome to “shake their tail feathers.” Character meets are 10:00am-4:00pm for Chip and Dale and 10:00am-5:30pm for Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Goofy at Dino-Rama, Launchpad McQuack, Pluto in the Boneyard and Scrooge McDuck. The "Dino-Riffic Dance Party!" is 4:00pm-8:00pm.

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

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.

RIVERS OF LIGHT
Embrace the magic of nature during a nighttime scene awash with captivating special effects, music and animal folklore.
9:15 & 10:30pm
Show Length: 15 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   Park open-7:00pm
Argus Pheasant, Bar-headed Goose, Blackbuck, Crested Wood Partridge, Eld's Deer, 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

10:00am-5:00pm

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

“It All Started with a Mouse”
During the show, Conservation Station’s “animal ambassadors,” including sheep, parrots, porcupines, birds of prey and Kunekune pigs help tell stories and make appearances in, around, and even above the audience, as the cast members share natural history fun facts, conservation messages and inspiring (and fun) calls-to-action.
11:30am
Show Length: 20 minutes

DISNEY CHARACTERS
Rafiki intermittently 10:15am-4:30pm
Doc McStuffins intermittently 10:15am-1:15pm & 2:15pm-4:45pm

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 Frog, 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, Tamarin and Marmoset, 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)
10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00pm(Fri, Sat)
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

NP 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

KARIBU SISTERS
The three Karibu Sisters add to the rhythm of the Harambe Marketplace, where they set up their wares and engage passersby through storytelling, elegant dance, a cappella songs and acoustic renditions of African party music.
1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:15 & 6:15pm

BURUDIKA
Hear this vibrant African band composed of Harambe’s finest musicians, who fill the marketplace with lively, infectious rhythms of Afro-pop. “Burudika” is Swahili for “to be refreshed”—so refresh, join the street party!
3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm
Show Length: 30 minutes

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-Park close
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 Dogs, 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-7:00pm
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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