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A D V E N T U R E   A W A I T S
May 21 - 27, 2017
Park Hours:
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-9:30pm
Wednesday 8am-3:30pm
Saturday 8am-11pm

Extra Magic Hours
(resort guests only):
Monday 8am-9am
Saturday 7am-8am & 11pm-1am

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.
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-7:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-3:30pm

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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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, 9:35, 10:25 & 11:15am, 12:05 & 12:55pm
Show Length: 20 minutes

O A S I S   E X H I B I T S
Babirusa, Macaw, Muntjac, Patagonian Cavy, Peninsula Cooter, Read-eared Slider, Rhinoceros Iguana, Spoonbill, Swan, Wallaby, Waterfowl


Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Adventurers Outpost
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday intermittently 9:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday intermittently 8:00am-3:30pm
Saturday intermittently 8:00am-10:30pm

Meet Flik near Discovery Island Trail
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday intermittently 9:30am-1:30pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday intermittently 9:30am-2:30pm

Pocahontas at Character Landing
Say "Wingapo!" to Disney's Native American princess.
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday intermittently 9:00am-1:10pm & 2:10pm-6:00pm
Wednesday intermittently 9:00am-3:00pm

Tarzan on Discovery Island Trails West
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday intermittently 9:30am-12:30pm & 2:10pm-4:30pm
Wednesday intermittently 9:30am-2:30pm

Russell (from "Up") near the entrance to It's Tough to be a Bug!
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday intermittently 9:00am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday intermittently 9:00am-2:30pm

Colorful multi-cultural music troupe leading a street party.
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 3:25, 4:15 & 5:00pm
Wednesday at 3:25pm
Saturday at 4:00, 4:50 & 5:40pm

Watch as one of the Island virtuoso musicians takes to the stage to play the Paraguayan harp, as if calling upon the animal spirits within the Tree of Life.
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 4:35, 5:20, 6:55, 7:40 & 8:25pm
Saturday at 3:10, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:40 & 7:30pm

Join a cavalcade of dancers, stilt walkers and musicians for a nighttime dance party in the streets of Discovery Island!
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 6:35, 7:20, 8:05 & 8:50pm
Saturday at 7:05, 8:00, 8:55, 10:10 & 11:25pm

Watch in wonder as animal spirits within the great tree come alive at night in mesmerizing color and light approximately every 10 minutes.
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday 8:55pm-Park closing

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


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.
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00pm
Wednesday at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00pm
Saturday at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm
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
Intermittently 10:45am-6:30pm(3:00pm Wed)

Meet the #1 Duck at Cretaceous Trail
Intermittently 10:15am-5:30pm(2:30pm Wed)

Chester and Hester Diggs are proud to present the DINOLAND DINO-MITE DANCE PARTY! This recurring dance party in DinoLand U.S.A. features Disney Characters and their Party Pals all jamming to some of their favorite party tunes!
Saturday intermittently 6:00pm-12:00am

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


FLIGHTS OF WONDER at Caravan Stage
Embark on a humorous adventure featuring exotic birds from around the world.
10:30 & 11:30am, 12:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm(not Wed)
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.

Embrace the magic of nature during a nighttime scene awash with captivating special effects, music and animal folklore.
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 9:15pm
Saturday at 9:15, 10:30 & 11:45pm
Show Length: 15 minutes

Sitar and Tabla performers.
Sunday, Monday & Thursday-Saturday at 2:15, 3:15, 4:15 & 5:15pm
Show Length: 30 minutes

Baloo and King Louie at Upcountry Landing
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday intermittently 10:30am-2:00pm & 3:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesday intermittently 10:30am-3:00pm

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-7:30pm(3:30pm Wed)
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


10:00am-5:00pm(3:00pm Wed)

NP “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.
Show Length: 20 minutes

Rafiki intermittently 10:15am-4:00pm(2:00pm Wed)
Doc McStuffins Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday intermittently 10:15am-12:45pm & 1:55pm-4:45pm
Wednesday intermittently 10:15am-2:30pm

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, Axolotl, Caiman Lizard, Centipede, Colorado River Frog, Dart Frog, Fire Salamander, Goat, Gopher Tortoise, Green Tree Python, Miniature Donkey, Piney Woods Cow, Prehensile-tailed Skink, Puerto Rican Crested Toad, Scorpion, Sheep, Stick Insect, Tamarin and Marmoset, Tarantula, Tree Monitor


It's a high energy, tribal celebration of song, dance, and acrobatics with your favorite Lion King friends.
(Arrive 30 minutes prior to show)
Sunday, Monday, Thursday & Friday at 10:00 & 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00pm
Tuesday at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00pm
Wednesday at 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm
Saturday at 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00pm
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.

Join the colorful pageantry, rhythms, and authentic dances of West Africa.
9:05, 9:20, 9:55, 10:10, 10:55 & 11:55am, 12:10pm
Show Length: 15 minutes

Look for Muziki in Harambe’s drum circle, where this delightful stilt-walking music man invites children to join him as he plays on his own instruments, dances and makes them official drummers of the day.
10:25 & 11:25am, 12:45, 1:45, 2:40 & 3:40pm(not Wed)

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.
12:20, 1:15, 2:10, 3:00, 4:20* & 5:30pm*(5:25pm Sat)
*Not Wednesday

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.
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 2:20, 3:25, 4:40, 5:30, 6:30, 7:20 & 8:10pm
Wednesday at 2:20 & 3:25pm
Saturday at 2:40, 3:25, 4:25, 5:30, 6:25, 7:20 & 8:30pm

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!
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 3:55, 5:00, 6:00, 7:20 & 8:30pm
Saturday at 3:55, 4:55, 5:55, 7:30 & 8:55pm
Show Length: 30 minutes

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.
Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 2:40, 3:40, 5:00, 6:00, 6:55 & 7:50pm
Wednesday at 2:40pm
Saturday at 3:40, 4:55, 6:00, 7:05, 8:05 & 9:25pm
Show Length: 20 minutes

Be part of a nightly celebration when a host of singers, dancers, acrobats and more descend on the African village of Harambe.
Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday intermittently 5:00pm-Park closing

K I L I M A N J A R O   S A F A R I S
Addax, 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, 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   Park open-7:30pm(3:30pm Wed)
African Bullfrog, African Cichlid Fish, African Pancake Tortoise, Black-and-white Colobus Monkey, 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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