The Best Attractions for Explorers in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney Vacation Guide: Explorers
We all have an adventurer inside of us! Treat the explorers in your family to an African safari, an archaeological dig and a chance to watch endangered lowland gorillas in these fantastic Disney Animal Kingdom attractions for explorers – young and old!
Dig through sand for Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Woolly Mammoth replica bones. The playground includes tunnels, slides and a multi-level maze but the dig site is for budding paleontologists! For the energetic, run up the hill and tap on the “xylobone’s” fossilized bones to create music.
Adults can rest in a shaded area near the dig site with cooling fans.
Traverse wobbly bridges and drive over rutted dirt roads in an open-air safari vehicle to view giraffes, elephants, lions and hippos among dozens of other species. The end of the safari involves guests in part of a chase to save a young animal from poachers. (Duration: 14 minutes)
Stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and get special entrance to a morning Kilimanjaro Safari
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
Walk through tropical vegetation into an African grassland savannah to spot okapi and meerkats; observe naked mole rats in underground burrows from a glass viewing area, and watch Carmine Bee-eaters in an aviary. The highlight is watching endangered lowland gorillas up-close from several vantage points, including a suspension bridge.
Begins near the Kilimanjaro Safaris and ends near the Harambe station of the Wildlife Express Train.
Which of these adventures in Disney Animal Kingdom sound the most exciting to you?