• On Apr 15, 2018
    Danielle from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What are the best things to do at Animal kingdom with a 3 year old? We are taking my son for his 3rd birthday in June and are trying to plan out our day.

    Hi Danielle!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite parks at the Walt Disney World Resort because there is so much to do, see, and eat!  Although there are some thrills for older kids (and kids at heart), there is also plenty to do for the younger ones!  

    One of my favorite attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom is Kilimanjaro Safaris where you get to see exotic creatures in their natural habitats.  I always love seeing the lions and the giraffes!  You can also walk through the Maharajah Jungle Trek and the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail to see even more amazing creatures like tigers, gorillas, bats, and meerkats!  You can even go to The Boneyard in DinoLand U.S.A., which is an open-air play area where little ones can explore their inner paleontologist and learn all about dinosaurs!  

    If you would like an interactive animal experience, make sure to take the Wildlife Express Train to Affection Section, an open-air petting zoo.  This is one attraction we never skip!  

    TriceraTop Spin and Na'vi River Journey are great choices for rides for your little prince since both of these attractions are pretty mild.  TriceraTop Spin does spin as it lifts guests into the air, and Na'vi River Journey can get a bit dark, but as long as that won't be a problem, I am sure he will really enjoy the experiences!  

    Make sure to check out the full list of attractions for Disney's Animal Kingdom to see if there is something else that might interest you!  I'm sure that no matter what you choose, he will have an absolutely magical birthday exploring Disney's Animal Kingdom!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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