A D V E N T U R E A W A I T S
September 15 - 21, 2019
Park Hours: 8am-9pm
Extra Magic Hours
(resort guests only):
Park Hours and
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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.
Holiday Entertainment Beginning November 8
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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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
9:00, 9:40, 10:40 & 11:40am, 12:40pm times unverified
Show Length: 20 minutes
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”.
8:30, 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30pm(not Wed)
Show Length: 15 minutes
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.
9:00, 10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00pm
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.)
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Adventurers Outpost
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 10:00am-1:00pm & 1:30pm-5:00pm
Adventures with Kevin(from "Up") on Discovery Island.
HAKUNA MATATA TIME DANCE PARTY
Bust a move with Timon and Rafiki at an all-new, happy-go-lucky dance bash!
Viva Gaia Street Band performs.
Ends September 30
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.
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
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
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.
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 10:30am-4:30pm for Chip and Dale, 12:30pm-4:30pm for Pluto and 10:00am-5:30pm for Daisy Duck,
Donald Duck, Goofy at Dino-Rama, Launchpad McQuack and Scrooge McDuck. The "Dino-Riffic Dance Party!" is 5:00pm-8:00pm.
D I N O L A N D U. S. A. E X H I B I T S
Asian Brown Tortoise,
UP! A GREAT BIRD ADVENTURE
Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug discover species of birds from around the world.
No shows this week. Returns Sunday, September 22.
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.
8:15 & 9:15pm(not Mon)
Show Length: 17 minutes
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(8:00am Mon, Sat)-6:45pm
Crested Wood Partridge,
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,
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
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!
2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30pm
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-8:15pm
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 9:00am(8:00am Mon, Sat)-6:45pm
African Cichlid Fish,
African Pancake Tortoise,
Black-and-white Colobus Monkey,
Great Blue Turaco,
Ornate Spiny-tailed Lizard,
Western Lowland Gorilla