Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park-Stellar Entertainment for Your Walt Disney World Trip


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park for some families is a “half a day park”.   But did you know that some of Disney’s best entertainment is tucked inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom?  Just because Animal Kingdom doesn’t house as many attractions as the other parks, your family can still enjoy some fabulous entertainment at Animal Kingdom.  Part of any great Disney trip is enjoying not only the attractions, but the shows and other entertainment that make it a magical vacation!  So today I am going to share with you some of the best entertainment found at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park.

Festival of the Lion King-Although it has been under refurbishment until further notice, it is a “must do” if you enjoy Broadway caliber entertainment.  The acrobats, singers, and performers in tribal attire and vibrant costumes enact the the scenes from the Broadway show.  The floats,  audience interaction, and music will have you singing “I just can’t wait to be king” all day long!  Our family loves the antics of the monkeys, the performers as giraffes, and the whole experience is awesome!

Finding Nemo the Musical-The creatively made puppets that clothe the human performers in Finding Nemo the Musical add whimsy and magic to this stage show of the well-loved movie.   The novelty of the performance, and the bright colors from the coral reef are perfect for families.  And, the nice thing, is parents can also enjoy some rest time and entertainment while the kids enjoy a familiar performance.  You can use FastPass+ for this show, and it may not be a bad idea because the out door seating is huge, and with FastPass+ you get priority seating.

Flights of Wonder-This is an exotic bird ‘stunt’ show in an outdoor amphitheater. Flights of Wonder is entertaining and engaging, and the cheesy comedy gives an added bonus to the performance.  The idea behind Flights of Wonder is conservation-so they try to balance it with bird stunts and funny jokes.   The intelligence of birds is astounding, and pretty funny, too. It’s a great blend of Disney entertainment and wildlife.  For the animal lover in your family, it is a “must do”.

It’s Tough to Be a BugThis 3D show shares the benefits of insects with the cast of A Bug’s Life.  With Disney entertainment, learning about bugs can be fun!   One thing to note is, although it is very entertaining, It’s Tough to be a Bug can be a little overstimulating for young kids.  It’s an all around sensory experience, and in 3D.  FastPass+ is available, but you won’t need it for this.

Devine, character meet and greets, Tam Tam  Drummers of Harambe, and more-All around Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park is entertainment.  In fact, I think it’s one of the best parks to meet favorite characters!  Plus, the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe are wonderful entertainment-our family has never experienced Africa up close, and the Tam Tam Drummers give that experience.  I love the authenticity and detail surrounding everything at Disney.  Have you seen Devine?  If not, you need to be on the lookout for her!

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2 thoughts on “Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park-Stellar Entertainment for Your Walt Disney World Trip

  1. I will NEVER forget the time I was at Animal Kingdom for my birthday a few years back. I heard people snickering, as I was trying to get back with my friends in Asia, after a trip to the restroom in Africa. I turned around and found, who else, but DeVine following me. She must have saw my birthday button. When I turn and found her right behind me, she starting “exploring” me! Talk about a birthdau surprise!

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