DINOSAUR Ride at Animal Kingdom with Tyrannosaurus Rex

5 BEST Animal Kingdom Rides for Solo Travelers (2024)

Welcome back ThemeParkHipster! Today I’m excited to cover one of my favorite topics: the top rides for solo travelers! In particular, the best Animal Kingdom rides.

In the world of theme parks, especially Disney World, it can feel like the whole layout is only planned for big groups or families. 

And of course, that can make the single rider feel pretty left out. 

But today, I’ve got good news, because I’m going to offer you a solution to all of those solo rider worries with the Animal Kingdom rides solo travelers must do!

So, throw those Single Rider stresses out the window and let’s get started planning the best solo Animal Kingdom day ever!

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Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest in Florida Sun one of the best rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

5 Best Rides at Animal Kingdom for Genie+ in 2023

Are you trying to figure out which rides are the best at Animal Kingdom for Genie Plus?

Don’t worry, I’m here to help!

Though Animal Kingdom does not have as many overall experiences as the other Disney World Parks, everything past the entrance gate is extraordinary!

You can get lost in the beautiful nature of the park, and every attraction you experience should be amazing.

Though it isn’t absolutely required to see and do everything in a day at Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Genie+ reservation system is still a good idea to purchase.

Even if you have all day to cover the park, saving time for relaxation during your vacation is always a good plan.

Or, if you’re still feeling energized, you could use extra time after your day at Animal Kingdom to check out the Disney Resorts or Disney Springs!

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Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

8 Magical Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

With Earth Day officially happening on April 22, 2023, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is offering a variety of ways for you to celebrate this annual event.

Here you’ll get to see an array of special Disney characters, participate in an all new Wilderness Explorer activity made just for the celebration, chow down on special food and grab Earth Day inspired merchandise.

Disney takes you through a majestic adventure through the natural wonders of the world through family-friendly experiences and special offerings. 

You’ll learn the park’s conservation story and interact through learning about the animal species in the Disney Conservation Fund.

Let’s go through a few of the unique experiences you can partake in on your visit to Walt Disney World.

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Mango Lassi Disney World Recipe at Animal Kingdom on wooden table Best Drinks at Animal Kingdom with Pandora Mountains

7 Best Drinks at Animal Kingdom You MUST Try (2023)

Looking to get your hands on some of the Best Drinks at Animal Kingdom? I’ve got you, ThemeParkHipsters! But beware – it’s a jungle out there!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom seamlessly brings to life the majestic landscapes of Africa and Asian, encourages Dinosaurs to freely roam about, and teaches us humans how to live in harmony with the Na’vi.

Rich in backstory, there is no end to where each of these exciting adventures can take you. Especially when they extend beyond the stage and into your glass!

I have compiled a list of the 7 Best Drinks at Animal Kingdom, each one as captivating and creative as the next. I will discuss where to find them, how much they cost, and a little extra bonus info, as well.

OH – and be sure to stay tuned till the end, because we’re going to show you how you can make one of Animal Kingdom Lodge’s most memorable coolers from the one and only… Saana!

So, if you’re feeling thirsty and ready to brave the wild – let’s goooo!

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Animal Kingdom Lodge Restaurants Sanaa Disney Bread Service

7 Best Animal Kingdom Lodge Restaurants YOU Have to Try (2023)

Are you ready to try out some of the best Animal Kingdom Lodge restaurants for your next Disney trip?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is known for it’s amazing savanna view rooms, close proximity to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and the ability to be immersed in African culture and traditions while on vacation at Walt Disney World.

Another thing the resort is lauded for is its incredible dining locations including quick service, table service and buffet-style restaurants.

The resort is split into two distinct areas:

  • Jambo House, which is the larger of the two areas and has more things to do
  • Kidani Village, which is smaller and is for Disney Vacation Club members

Both have incredible dining options that are worth traveling from around Walt Disney World to dine at.

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Animal Kingdom Asia Shrine

7 BEST Rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom You MUST Do!

Are you ready to experience some of the BEST rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is where the wonder of nature and the magic of Disney combine into one adventurous day.

While some people might think of this park as a half-day park, only to do big attractions like Expedition Everest or Avatar Flight of Passage, if you really want to get everything out of Animal Kingdom, then you know it’s a whole day trek.

While you’re definitely going to see lots of animals at a park called Animal Kingdom, this theme park is also home to some of the best rides at Walt Disney World.

Here are the ThemeParkHipster top seven attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

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Rafiki's Planet Watch Conservation Station at Disney Animal Kingdom Harambe Railway Station Sign

Rafiki’s Planet Watch: Animal Kingdom’s Best Kept Secret

Have you ever heard of Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

I find that when guests visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, most people are so focused on getting to the Avatar: World of Pandora, Expedition Everest or any of the other bigger attractions.

What people fail to remember is the purpose of the park, which is to educate about nature, creatures and how to help with conservation.

Guests also fail to take some time to slow their roll. And so, Disney decided to resolve that problem with Rafiki’s Planet Watch. It’s so hidden that most guests do not even realize what or where it is despite it being on a park map or asking questions to Cast Members.

And yes, Rafiki’s Planet Watch is still open at Animal Kingdom.

Now if you prefer certain attractions or shows, that’s understandable. However, allow me to gather your attention as we dive into what makes Rafiki’s Planet Watch worth a visit.

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Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest in Florida Sun one of the best rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

5 BEST Restaurants in Animal Kingdom You MUST Try in 2023

Are you ready to dine inside one of the best restaurants in Animal Kingdom?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is known for its incredible theming, awesome attractions, and of course its stellar food. When it comes to dining at the park, there are plenty of table service, quick service, and lounge options to choose from.

While I usually enjoy eating meals with family and friends at the Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is one place where I can go as a solo traveler and enjoy a meal.

It allows me to be completely entertained by the beauty of the park and the animals that call it home. So, let’s go through the five best restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park that I recommend just for you.

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Best Food at Animal Kingdom

What’s The Best Counter Service at Animal Kingdom? These 5 Will Help You Decide!

I think you’re going to find my list of the 5 Best Counter Service at Animal Kingdom downright delicious!

Sure, the park is filled with attractions that bring you through a wild African safari, challenge you to defeat a menacing Yeti, and ride on the back of a Banshee! But believe it or not, these fantastical feats pale in comparison to the food found throughout the park!

Is this a surprise?! Come on, ThemeParkHipster… you know that we are all about the grub here! And based on the fact that you are reading this article, something tells me that you are too.

Now, there are currently over 30 hotspots to grab a bite at Animal Kingdom, according to the My Disney Experience App… and I’ve pretty much tried them all. But with so much to do and see inside the park, I want to focus on the Best Counter Service at Animal Kingdom to help you get in, get out, and back to the fun!

And in case you’re wondering… all of the Counter Service locations listed below are perfect for solo travel, as they provide plenty of readily available seating with a ton of fun Imagineering details to check out!

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Sanaa Disney Restaurant

REVIEW: Sanaa is Disney’s BEST Kept Secret at Animal Kingdom Lodge

One place I always try to include in my regular dining rotation is Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge- Kidani Village.

Walt Disney World has an abundance of restaurants to fit any desire at any given time.

Whether you’re thinking corn dog nuggets from Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom Park, or if you’re wanting something more upscale like California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you can likely find it at Disney.

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