Hidden Gems Around the Animal Kingdom Your Family Will Love


Delectable Goodies

Whether you book a sit-down meal for a special occasion or grab something on-the-go, Animal Kingdom is one delicious park to munch at. For visitors who are in a hurry (or want to avoid paying for a tip), the following quick-service options are available. The ribs and pulled pork at Flame Tree Barbecue are smoked on-site and practically legendary. The rice bowls at Satu’li Canteen are chock full of unique flavor and generous portions.

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And the quick service counter version of Yak and Yeti serves up chicken and rice dishes that will make any tummy (and wallet!) happy. Despite the amazing quick options though, the table-service restaurants are still worth a go. The incredible buffet at The Tusker House Restaurant not only features a stellar menu, but it also features Mickey and his pals! And the elegant signature dining locale, Tiffins, offers a spin on high-quality cuisine in an off-the-beaten-path setting. Offering options for a variety of taste buds and budgets, Animal Kingdom has restaurants to satisfy all cravings.

The Animals!

Pardon us for being Captain Obvious, but the Animal Kingdom would be nothing without its namesake critters. Without a doubt, the most popular animal-centric attraction is the Kilimanjaro Safari. This expansive reserve transports guests to an African savannah that is roaming with creatures and is 100% safe for all involved parties. Enjoy a bouncy jeep ride past lions, zebra, and crocodile/hippo-filled waters.

For those that would prefer a self-paced journey, the animal trails must be explored. Take a stroll down the Maharaja Jungle Trek if you’d like to see majestic tigers and then walk the Gorilla Falls Expedition to see your favorite primates. And if you’d like an even closer animal encounter, you can book a special behind the scenes tour that allows you up close and personal access. Regardless of how you see these creatures, don’t forget to log your progress at the various Wilderness Explorer Stations. The scouts love handing out badges for wild discoveries!

An amazing world of exotic lands, food, and friends await any visitor at the Animal Kingdom. We hope you’ll take time to enjoy all it has to offer. The Animal Kingdom may very well become your new favorite park!

By Rebekah

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