• On Jun 27, 2017
    Elizabeth from KY 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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    Hi, we will be bringing our two daughters ages 3.5 and 5.5 to Disney world in January. Can you recommend rides a, activities and dining for us at the Animal Kingdom? Thank you!

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Let me share with you some of the experiences that my daughter enjoyed the most at Disney's Animal Kingdom when she was a preschooler and kindergartner.

    First, a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris has always been fun for our whole family. From the time she was old enough to speak, my daughter would ask to "ride safari!" at Disney's Animal Kingdom. We all enjoyed seeing the amazing animals such as elephants and giraffes on this attraction. We also loved taking a ride on the Wildlife Express Train out to Conservation Station at Rafiki's Planet Watch. Here, our daughter loved Affection Section, which is a fun petting zoo. Now, you can also meet Doc McStuffins at Conservation Station! Also try Wilderness Explorers, an interactive activity that takes you throughout the park. Inspired by the movie Up, children become Wilderness Explorers and collect badges throughout the park. This is a great way to explore Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    As for dining, there are many options. For quick service, Flame Tree Barbecue offers delicious barbecue fare. For a table service dining experience, we like Tusker House Restaurant, which features African-inspired fare as well as the opportunity to meet Donald Duck and friends in their safari gear!

    Finally, do be sure to check out the Walt Disney World planning page for families with young children. This page offers lots of great ideas for families with preschoolers!

    Please do let us know if you have any further questions, Elizabeth!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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