Walt Disney World | Animal Kingdom Ride Guide and Spoilers

Animal Kingdom only has a few rides as it is mainly animals and attractions. If you are planning to visit Animal Kingdom and experience the rides then take a look at our ride guide and spoilers.

Pandora - The World of Avatar

Na'vi River Journey

Type of Ride - Slow moving boat ride along the river. Each boat seats approx 20 people fitting 4 comfortably per row.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - Still fairly new so the queue times are extremely long. The effects used on the ride are stunning and the detail both in and around the ride are beautiful. You feel like you are actually in Pandora.

Min Height - No
Fast Pass + - Yes
Ride Photo - No

Avatar Flight of Passage

Type of Ride - Fly on the back of a Banshee through  Pandora. Each ride seats 1.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - This is a 3D/4D experience. 3D glasses are required. You mount the ride like a bike and then are securely fastened around your back and your legs. If you suffer from motion sickness then I would not advise riding. Flight of Passage has long queue times so a fast pass is recommended. I have seen the queue go beyond 200 minutes however I will say it's worth the wait. The effects used on the ride are some of the best we have ever experienced. At times you can actually feel the Banshee breathing and even smell the environment you are in too.

Min Height - 44"/112cm
Fast Pass + - Yes
Ride Photo - No

Africa

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Type of Ride - Safari Ride through the African Savanna. Each Jeep sits approx 20 with 4 sitting comfortably per row.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - Your safari jeep is driven by a tour guide who will tell you all about the animals along the way and also stops for photo opportunities. The safari is approx 22 minutes long. It is amazing to see so many different animals in a short space of time. If you are wanting to take pictures or video then try to be either at the beginning or the end of the queue in your row. This way you will be able to see clearly out of one one of the sides of the jeep. Its not quite as easy to see past people in the middle of the jeep.

Min Height - No
Fast Pass + - Yes
Ride Photo - No

Asia

Kali River Rapids

Type of Ride - A wet ride through the jungle rivers on a raft. Each raft can seat 10 people.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - There are lockers free of charge for 2 hours, adjacent to the entrance. Everyone on the ride gets a little wet however depending on where you sit you may get soaked. The raft spins so it is impossible to tell. Gets busy on hot days.

Min Height - No
Fast Pass + - Yes
Ride Photo - No

Expedition Everest - Legend Of The Forbidden Mountain

Type of Ride - A rollercoaster ride through the Himalayan mountains in search of the Yeti. Each row seats 2 comfortably.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - When the train reaches the end of the track midway through the ride take a look to your right and you will see hundreds of bobbles. I'm not sure why but people seem to throw their bobbles there. Parts of the rides involves the train going backwards.  As you go up the lift section take a look to your left for an amazing view of Orlando, you can see for miles and I am always surprised at how flat the land is.

Min Height - 44"/112cm
Fast Pass + - Yes
Ride Photo - Yes

Dinoland U.S.A

Primeval Whirl

Type of Ride - Spinning rollercoaster with lots of dramatic drops and curves. Each capsule seats 4 comfortably.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - Reminds me of the old cat and mouse ride were you reach the end of the track and it will dramatically turn the corner making you think you will fall off the edge of the track. Doesn't move too quickly though so still suitable for young riders.

Min Height - 48"/122cm
Fast Pass + - Yes
Ride Photo - No

TriceraTop Spin

Type of Ride - Soar above Dinoland U.S.A in this slow moving dinosaur ride. Each dinosaur seats 4 comfortably.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - You can control your dinosaur making him go up or down by using the lever in the front.  From this ride you can see the fairground down below, here you can play games to try and win prizes. We didn't win much this time, winning one small dino teddy.

Min Height - No
Fast Pass + - No
Ride Photo - No

Dinosaur

Type of Ride - Take a prehistoric tour to save a dinosaur from extinction.

Hints, Tips or Spoilers - Dinosaur is a very dark and bumpy ride which can be extremely loud in places as you meet lots of dinosaurs along the way. Although the minimum height for this ride is low it may be too scary for some younger riders.

Min Height - 40"/102cm
Fast Pass + - Yes
Ride Photo - Yes

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Michelle

18 comments

  1. I like the sound of the dinosaur ride

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  2. Everything looks so magical, doesn't it and I think one day we will get here and go on everything we possibly can!

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  3. So many great rides. These sound like good fun. I think the kids and i would love the dinosaur ride the most :-)

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  4. I've never been there but the animal safari sounds really good x

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  5. Great prize

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  6. Pays to be in the know - wont want to miss a minute

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  7. I'd love to head to Animal Kingdom one day and there is so much to see and do there! Great guide about the rides too!

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  8. Mellissa Williams6 June 2019 at 20:50

    I love Walt Disney World! This is a really helpful ride guide to Animal Kingdom

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  9. Ooo la la - can't wait to go too

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  10. I loved the Pandora ride, although it scared my son initially. He actually had his banshee out the other day

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  11. We went to Disney some 8 years ago and how things have changed. All the rides look so lovely , I would to love to again.

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  12. I think my children would love the dinosaur ride

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  13. Looks an amazing place to visit!

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  14. I've never been to Animal Kingdom before but the rides look so good! x

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  15. I’ve never been to animal kingdom before but the rides sound so good - especially the river rapids x

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  16. Looks fab, you've done a brilliant guide for anyone who is soon to be going.

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  17. Agree Avatar flight of passage is well worth the wait and we waited over 3 hours in 2017 when it first opened.....best ride in Disney for us!

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