Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to explore in Walt Disney World because there is always something new to see! There are so many great rides and attractions for toddlers at Animal Kingdom that will keep them happy and entertained all day long. Here are the Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers:
Animal Kingdom Rides for Toddlers
Na’vi River Journey
Na’vi River Journey is located in the very popular Pandora area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This ride is great for toddlers because it is extremely smooth, colorful and the overall feel is relaxing. The Na’vi River Journey takes you on a gentle boat ride down the Na’vi River where you experience the beautiful sights and sounds of Pandora. Our favorite part of the ride was seeing the large Shaman at the end!
Kilimanjaro Safaris is a guided safari tour through the African outback. Some of the animals you see during the safari include: antelope, baboon, rhino, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, lion and much more! The animals seemingly roam free so its awesome to see them up close. Kilimanjaro Safaris is a great ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for toddlers because at this age many toddlers are super into animals! Ella was so excited to see the different animals and make their noises as we passed by.
TriceraTop Spin is a slow moving spin ride that is basically Animal Kingdom’s version of Dumbo. This ride was designed specifically for little ones and is super exciting for toddlers! My daughter loves TriceraTop Spin because she gets to fly high above DinoLand and she even gets to control how high or low we soar. When she is feeling brave we even make our triceratops move up and down!
Meet and Greets at Animal Kingdom
Donald’s Dino Bash
Donald’s Dino Bash is the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Meet and Greets and we are obsessed! Honestly, this might be my new favorite meet and greet in all of Walt Disney World. There are quite a few characters you can meet at Donald’s Dino Bash including Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n Dale (our favorite) and many more! The characters are available for meet and greets all day long and there is a special dance party for the little ones in the evening. If your toddler loves meeting the characters as much as mine does then I definitely recommend visiting Donald’s Dino Bash!
Minnie and Mickey at Adventurers Outpost
The Adventurers Outpost is one of my favorite places to meet Mickey and Minnie. Not only do I just love seeing this duo in their safari gear, but it is also one of the only places in Disney World where you can meet both Minnie and Mickey together. This character meet and greet is so popular that it actually accepts FastPass+ so if you are interested I definitely recommend reserving them ahead of time.
Russell and Dug at Discovery Island
Discovery Island is the only place in Walt Disney World to meet the cuties from Disney’s popular movie UP! Russell and Dug can be found on Discovery Island throughout the day for a really fun meet and greet. The meet and greet is located directly in front of the Tree of Life, you really can’t miss it!
Animal Kingdom Attractions for Toddlers
Festival of the Lion King
Animal Kingdom is home to some incredible stage shows that are excellent attractions for toddlers. The Festival of the Lion King is a 30 minute theatrical performance of the Lion King like you’ve never seen before. There are acrobats, fire-knife performers, breathtaking musical numbers and some pretty awesome costumes! This show is a must do attraction for anyone visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The Boneyard Play Area
The Boneyard is a large open air play area for kids and it’s themed like a dinosaur dig site. This area is super cool because it has so many different things for the kids to enjoy. Ella would have stayed here all day if I let her! She loved climbing up the stairs and going down the slides in the toddler area. We also climbed up to the top of the dig site and ventured over to the large sand pit to dig for dinosaur bones. The Boneyard is definitely worth the stop if you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a toddler.
Finding Nemo: The Musical
This is the cutest stage show ever and definitely our favorite. Finding Nemo The Musical is a 40 minute theatrical performance of the popular Disney movie Finding Nemo. Okay moms, I know 40 minutes sounds a little long for your little one I promise you it’s not! This show is so entertaining and exciting it will capture your toddlers attention from start to finish. The songs are great, the puppets are incredible you really feel like you are in the movie! Finding Nemo: The Musical is one of my top recommending attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers.
I hope this list of the Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers was helpful for you! If you have any recommendations you would like to add to our list please share them in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading!