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Best Attractions at Animal Kingdom with Little to No Wait

Best Attractions Animal Kingdom Little No Wait

Minimizing the amount of time spent in line is the goal of most Disney World park-goers. The Disney Addicts have covered the best attractions with little to no wait at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and we are wrapping up our series today with Animal Kingdom park. Here are our tips for the best attractions with little to no wait in Animal Kingdom.


One of the best features of the Animal Kingdom park is its trails. There are fun trails throughout the park that start immediately upon entering, just a few steps from the turnstiles. Once you have crossed over the bridge to Discovery Island, these trails become even more extensive. You will have lots of great animals to spot including otters, flamingos, lemurs, tortoises and more.

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, located in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom, is a tropical forest filled with lush greenery. Native African wildlife is located throughout. You will have the opportunity to see gorillas, meerkats and even zebra.

Located in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom, the Maharajah Jungle Trek is a series of trails. You will be able to visit a screened aviary with over 50 species of birds. The highlight of the trails here are the majestic tigers, but you will also be to see gibbons, Komodo dragons, water buffalo and other species.


Kali River Rapids – this fun water rapids ride in the Asia section will have short lines especially in the mornings and on cooler days. The line can get extensive on the hot summer days. Be warned – you WILL get wet and you MIGHT get soaked on this one!

DINOSAUR – located in DinoLand U.S.A., the lines here aren’t too long, but be advised this attraction is fast moving and scarier than some guests expect.

The Boneyard – also located in DinoLand U.S.A, this extensive play area is a great place for little adventurers to move their bodies and blow of some steam, especially if they have been in the stroller just a little bit too long.

Best Attractions Animal Kingdom Little No Wait
The Boneyard

Expedition Everest – Single Rider Queue – looking to ride one of the very best roller coasters in Walt Disney World with little to no wait, be sure to check out the single rider option at Expedition Everest in the Asia section. This line makes sure that no seat on the attraction goes unfilled, but note that you WILL be separated from the rest of your party when it comes time to ride.

Best Attractions Animal Kingdom Little No Wait
Expedition Everest


Animal Kingdom is home to some of the best shows in all of Disney World. While I recommend arriving at least 15 minutes in advance of the start of the show, if you do arrive just shortly before it starts, you will likely have no problem finding a seat, except on the busiest park days.

  • Festival of the Lion King – located in the Africa section, this stunning show features Broadway-style musical performances, puppetry and amazing dancing.

  • Finding Nemo – the Musical – this show features amazing underwater effects, puppets and beautiful songs.

  • UP! A Great Bird Adventure – this new show, located in the Asia section, features Russell and Dug along with an up-close look at some amazing species of birds.

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Before becoming a travel agent specializing in Disney Destinations with Key to the World Travel, Missy Graner was a Disney travel super fan. She took her first trip to Walt Disney World in 1979 as a child, and now enjoys annual trips to the Disney parks and on Disney Cruise Line with her husband and four kids. Having traveled with her own kids as young as 5 weeks to now 19 years old, she knows that there is no perfect time to go to Disney, every age is unique and magical.

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