Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 4, 2009
    Marissa 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 is the best time of day to see the animals at the Animal Kingdom? Also, if you go to the AK during the evening extended hours what do you suggest doing.

    Hi Marissa!

    Animal Kingdom is a spectacular park!  The animals on Kilimanjaro Safari, and on the exploration trails, like my youngest son, like to siesta in the afternoon.  I'd therefore, recommend checking these attractions out as early as possible on your visit to the park.  In fact, I'd recommend making a beeline over to the Safari as soon as you enter to maximize your animal-spotting experience.

    During the extra magic evening hours at Animal Kingdom, I'd focus on the "thrill" rides, including DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest, Primeval Whirl and Kali River Rapids, while the elephants and their other safari friends are nestled in for the night!  My family loved to end our visit to Animal Kingdom with a visit to the Rainforest Cafe located inside the park.  This location tends to be much less crowded than the Downtown Disney restaurant, and is a great way to end your day.

    Have a wonderful trip!


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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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