Best Attractions for Nature Lovers in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Mother and Baby Gorilla ©The Walt Disney Company

Mother and Baby Gorilla ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide: Attractions for nature lovers

When you visit Disney World, you may find yourself craving a little bit of peace and quiet. When you and your family are suffering from sensory overload, head to the Animal Kingdom and specifically these attractions which are just perfect for relaxation while allowing you to get a little bit closer to nature than other parts of the park.

Conservation Station

Take a thorough, behind-the-scenes look at some of the animals of the Animal Kingdom while learning about veterinary care, food preparation, animal handling and more. Watch animals do what they do when they think no one’s watching via live animal cams. Get there early in the morning for a chance to see an animal operation being performed! Outside, groom one of the animals or watch animals being trained. There are lots of fun games and activities here for animal lovers of all ages to enjoy.

Tip:

To make the most of a visit to the Conservation Station on your Florida vacation, get there early. Lots of activity takes place here in the morning so animal lovers will want to catch the first train of the day to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

Cretaceous Trail

On a self-guided tour back in time, enjoy the shade of a primeval forest. Explore a fossil dig site or admire the color and intoxicating scent of the lush gardens. The whole family will enjoy this short, relaxing walk featuring reproductions of dinosaurs as you learn about plant and animal species that lived 65 million years ago and which are still around today

Discovery Island Trails

Stroll with your family through cave-like tunnels and across wooden foot bridges exploring small animal viewing areas, getting up close to many types of creatures including Galapagos tortoises, storks, ducks, flamingos, lemurs, kangaroos, capybara and cockatoos. Surrounding the base of the Tree of Life, in the center of the Animal Kingdom, discover this meandering trail offering a rare, close up look at dozens of exotic animals.

Tip:

Take the time to explore the trails early in the morning when other guests are busy getting their FastPasses. What are your favorite places to reconnect with nature in the Animal Kingdom?