A D V E N T U R E A W A I T S
December 3-9, 2023
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8AM-8PM
Park Hours and
When are the schedules updated?
Help Homeless Pets with the PETCO Foundation
EXTENDED EVENING HOURS
For Guests of Disney Deluxe Resorts and Other Select Hotels
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.
Celebrate the Spirit of the Season: November 11-December 31
Discover the magic of nature—and enjoy seasonal delights along the way.
Merry Menagerie – See Discovery Island come to life with artisan-sculpted puppets of arctic animals—like penguins, reindeer, foxes and polar bears.
Tree of Life Awakenings Holiday Edition – Watch in awe as the park’s magnificent icon shimmers and sparkles each evening, accompanied by a heartwarming musical score. Experience begins at dusk and is subject to change.
Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurer's Outpost – Pose for a photo with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse all decked out in their holiday attire.
Seasonal Décor – Discover festive trimmings and touches around the park.
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
O A S I S E X H I B I T S
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.
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
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Adventurers Outpost
Intermittently park open-6:00pm
Meet Moana at Character Landing
Intermittently 9:30am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-4:00pm
Show Length: 15 minutes
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
D I S C O V E R Y I S L A N D T R A I L S
Black Mountain Tortoise,
Paroon Shark Catfish,
Red-Collared Brown Lemur,
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.
11:00am, 12:00, 1:00, 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30pm
Show Length: 25 minutes
Sign language interpreted performances Tuesday & Saturday at 11:00am.
Arrive at least 25 minutes before show. Sit in the RIGHT section of the theater. See a Cast Member before entering the queue. Handheld Captioning also available
Join Donald Duck and friends for a prehistoric party over 200 million years in the making.
ADVENTURES WITH KEVIN(FROM "UP")
D I N O L A N D U. S. A. E X H I B I T S
Asian Brown Tortoise,
Throughout the day(8:45am-4:30pm), Guest-favorite Disney friends appear in boats around Discovery River—including the following:
- Santa Claus Festive Flotilla - See Santa Claus as he sails down the Discovery River to a jolly, upbeat holiday soundtrack—November 11-December 24.
- Dino-Bash Flotilla - Join the festivities when fun-loving Goofy and Pluto greet you from the deck of a party boat that sails along 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 the show. Once in the theater, sit in the LEFT section of the audience. See a Cast Member at the entrance podium for assistance
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-4:30pm
Crested Wood Partridge,
Emerald Tree Monitor,
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
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(Sat), 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00pm
Show Length: 40 minutes
The Lion King merchandise
Sign language interpreted performances Tuesday & Saturday at 5:00pm.
Check in at least 30 minutes before the show. Check in with the Cast Member at the exit of the theater. Viewing area is in the “Warthog” section. Handheld Captioning also available
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.
10:45 & 11:45am, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45 & 3:45pm
Show Length: 20 minutes
K I L I M A N J A R O S A F A R I S park open-4:45pm
Nigerian Dwarf Goat,
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-4:30pm
African Cichlid Fish,
African Pancake Tortoise,
Black-and-White Colobus Monkey,
Great Blue Turaco,
Ornate Spiny-Tailed Lizard,
Western Lowland Gorilla