Tree of Life at Sunset
  • On Mar 12, 2022
    Linda from ME Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best time to go to Animal Kingdom


    Thanks for sending your question to planDisney!

    One of the premiere reasons to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is to see the amazing array of animals that Disney showcases in such amazing ways. These natural treasures are an essential part of your park experience, presented in ways that zoos around the country don't quite match. 

    There are, of course, many things to do in the Animal Kingdom park that are not reliant on animals, especially since the arrival of the Pandora - The World of Avatar land. But the furry, scaled, and feathered friends are still the stars of the show!
    Because live animals are such a large focus of so many of the attractions at this park, visiting in the morning is crucial. While Disney has found ways to extend the fun into the afternoon and evening hours, most of the animals viewed here are far more active, and therefore visible, in the morning. I strongly recommend you arrive at the park at opening time, or as soon afterwards as possible, to maximize your visit.

    So yes, the Animal Kingdom is definitely a morning-centric park. But should you skip it at night? Heck no! I love the exotic, phosphorescent world of Avatar! That land is more fun to visit at night. Also, the new Beacons of Magic show on the Tree of Life is mesmerizing. Finally, dinner at Tiffins or Yak & Yeti bring some of the best dining with an exotic flair to be had anywhere in Walt Disney World. 

    Write me back if you have any other questions about the Animal Kingdom park.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

thumbnail image for Doug

Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.