Animal Kingdom is the largest park at Disney World. It’s about 500 acres long. You will walk about 2.5 miles if you follow all the paths and trails in the park. It’s a huge area to walk through and without a map of Animal Kingdom, you will waste a lot of time walking in the wrong direction and visiting areas you or your family have no interest in.
Some parts of the park have winding paths, like Discovery Island and Asia. This makes those areas hard to navigate. The park so large, there are guided tours available to help park-goers find their way around easily!
Having a map also allows you to see a lot of shortcuts you can take in the park, which will save you time and energy. On the map, all the transportation options are clearly marked so you can easily know where to get on and off the different transportation options.
If you have kids, to increase the anticipation for your trip and get them even more excited is to print the map, one for each kid and have them mark out what they would like to see.
Once you have pre-planned where you want to go and what you want to see you will have more freedom to explore the park at your own pace instead of rushing around and getting hot and frustrated!
Print or download the Animal Kingdom map by clicking on one of the blue download buttons below
Disney Animal Kingdom Map in Detail
Listed below are descriptions and directions to each of the attractions, Disney World Animal Kingdom Restaurants and shopping areas listed on the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Map. Alternatively, you can download any of the Disney World map 2022 versions if you would like maps for any of the other theme parks.
1. Oasis Exhibits
View an exotic animal exhibit as you stroll through a tropical garden.
2. Rainforest Cafe
Safari hat on and get ready for an exciting wild meal in the luscious tropical rainforest
A four minute walk of less than 0.2 miles separates Rainforest Cafe from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
3. Garden Gate Gifts
Get assistance with working with Disney Photopass or shop for camera supplies, Disney Photopass items, and other park merchandise. Wheelchairs, strollers, and electric vehicle rentals are available as well.
Located just three minutes away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Garden Gate Gifts is just 0.1 miles away.
4. Wilderness Explorers
In this interactive park adventure, complete challenges that will earn you badges as you explore the wilderness. There are also starting points on Discovery Island and in Pandora – Africa, The World of Avatar, Rafi, Asia, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, and DinoLand U.S.A.
5. It’s Tough to be a Bug
The 3D film based on “A Bug’s Life” will allow you to discover what life is like for a bug. It will give you a creepy and crawly feeling in the dark.
The distance from Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park to Tough to be a Bug is 0.3 miles and five minutes
6. Discovery Island Trails
Learn about the different animals that make up the Tree of Life.
The trail is located 0.2 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, five minutes away.
7. Eight Spoon Cafe
Enjoy a variety of hot and delectable dishes, such as pulled pork sandwiches on jelly donuts and baked macaroni and cheese with pulled pork.
The restaurant is about 0.3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, just a six-minute walk away.
8. The Smiling Crocodile
Fill your bellowe with croco-licious dishes and lip-smacking snacks and cold drinks.
The Smiling Crocodile is located five minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A short distance of 0.3 miles separates the two.
9. The Feeding Ground
Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a newly reopened restaurant! Come enjoy some popcorn, margaritas, and beer.
10. Flame Tree Barbecue
With a great view, you can dine on a wide variety of smokehouse chicken and meat meals served with classic, signature sides of coleslaw and baked beans. Try one of the fresh salads for a more refreshing meal.
To get to Flame Tree Barbecue from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, take a 6 minute walk of 0.3 miles.
11. Isle of Java
With a great view, you can dine on a wide variety of Do you need a pick-me-up? The Island of Java serves freshly brewed cappuccino, espresso, cold beverages and a variety of sweet treats. Try the cappuccino made with Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum and chocolate.
There is a six-minute walk of 0.3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to the Isle of Java.
12. Tiffins Restaurant
Tiffins Restaurant celebrates adventure and exploration with its international cuisine.
The Tiffins Restaurant is 0.3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a short walk of 0.3 miles.
13. Nomad Lounge
A refreshing oasis offering mouth-watering appetizers and specialty cocktails from around the world. Walk-up only for mobile dining.
Within six minutes, or 0.3 miles, of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you can find Nomad Lounge.
Among the 5 themed rooms in Pizzafari you’ll find colorful murals and mosaics of critters gracing the walls along with delectable salads, pizzas, and desserts.
It’s approximately 0.3 miles or five minutes by foot from Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
15. Creature Comforts
At this African-themed joint offering Starbuck coffee, specialty beverages and baked Disney goods, you can take a quick break or fuel up for an exciting day.
Located six minutes away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Creature Comforts is 0.3 miles away.
16. Terra Treats
As you walk around Discovery Island, you can enjoy some great tasting suds, savory snacks, deep-dish pizza, beer, and soft drinks.
Terra Treats is six minutes or 0.3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
17. Island Mercantile
Mercantile Island is the place for today’s most ferocious fashions. With a wide range of accessories, apparel, and headwear to choose from, you can dress up your entire family.
From Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Island Mercantile is 0.2 miles or a five-minute walk.
18. Discovery Trading Company
You can find a wide selection of Disney-themed souvenirs and memories from Discovery Trading Company.
It is located 0.2 miles or a five-minute walk from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
PANDORA – THE WORLD OF AVATAR
19. Na’vi River Journey
Explore the deep bioluminescent rainforest in pursuit of the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.
The Na’vi River Journey is located just 200 feet from Animal Kingdom Theme Park. You can walk there in just one minute
20. Avatar Flight of Passage
Experience the thrill of flying above the vast moon on the back of a mountain banshee.
It is located five minutes or 0.2 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
21. Pongu Pongu
Get a drink at this popular drink stand managed by a former expat who fell in love with Pandora – The World of Avatar.
Pongu Pongu is about 0.3 miles, or five minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
22. Satu’li Canteen
In the former RDA mess hall at Pandora – The World of Avatar, you can learn about the art and culture of the Na’vi.
You can walk to Satu’li Canteen in five minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a short distance of 0.3 miles.
Formerly a RDA structure now a nature-themed shop offering the wonders of Pandora – The World of Avatar.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is 0.3 miles away, a five-minute walk.
24. A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
An extravagant, 22-minute show featuring the pageantry and music of Disney’s Lion King.
From Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, it’s a 10-minute stroll of 0.5 miles.
25. Kilimanjaro Safaris
Find elephants, lions, and giraffes on a 22-minute safari through the African savanna.
Located just 0.5 miles from Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, this safari can be reached in about ten minutes.
26. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
Experience this rich tropical forest, where wildlife such as hippos, gorillas, and exotic birds thrive.
It takes about 10 minutes to walk 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park to the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail.
27. Rafiki’s Planet Watch
Find out how Disney is committed to animal care and conservation by boarding a rustic train.
Rafiki’s Planet Watch is located 0.5 miles or 10 minutes walk from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
- Conservation station – Among the highlights of the Conservation Station are watching scientists from the Science Center, seeing animals, and touring veterinary facilities.
Directions – From Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Conservation Station is 5.6 miles drive or 12 minutes away.
- Affection Section – Visit this expensive, outdoor location and have fun with a wide range of unique domesticated animals and chat with real animal care experts.
Directions – To get to Disney’s Affection Section, drive 11 minutes, or 5.6 miles, from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
You’ll always be thirsty after a safari exploration. Visit this roadside hut for some refreshments like popcorn, water, soda, and beer.
Mahindi is only 0.4 miles or a nine-minute walk from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
29. Tusker House Restaurant
Dine family-style with Donald Duck and his Disney friends at this restaurant featuring an African-inspired menu.
Tusker House Restaurant is a 0.5 mile walk from the Animal Kingdom Theme Park, located 10 minutes away.
30. Dawa Bar
At the center of Harambe village is Dawa Bar, a bamboo bar operated by Tusker House Restaurant. It offers South African wines and African beers such as Tusker Lager. It also offers specialty cocktails such as Lost on Safari.
Take a 10 minute walk or 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Dawa Bar.
31. Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
Grab a breakfast to go of fruits, freshly baked pastries, yogurt, and so much more before heading to the savanna. Order some savory dishes and hot and cold drinks if you’re feeling hungry in the middle of the day.
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery is located 10 minutes’ walk or 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
32. Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Here you can satisfy your sweet tooth with its desserts-only menu in the heart of Harambe Village. New desserts include DOLE Whip® Pineapple with strawberry, watermelon, and coconut-flavored syrup.
You can walk to Tamu Tamu Refreshments from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park for a distance of 0.5 miles in 10 minutes.
33. Harambe Fruit Market
The Harambe Fruit Market offers the freshest fruit available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, including bananas, oranges, apples, and more. There are also salt of the earth-inspired treats such as chips and pretzels.
Harambe Fruit Market is 10 minutes walk or 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
34. Harambe Market
The restaurant offers African-inspired dishes in an open-air plaza.
Harambe Market is located 10 minutes on foot or approximately 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
35. Mombasa Marketplace
Find authentic African imports such as clothing, wine, instruments, crafts, and toys.
Walk for 10 minutes or half a mile from Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Mombasa Marketplace.
36. Zuri’s Sweet Shop
Take a little treasure treat or homemade sweet after an exhilarating day of observing animals and walking through forests.
Zuri’s Sweets Shop is located 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, which is a 10-minute walk.
37. Feathered Friends in Flight
The colorful world of exotic birds is the subject of this 25-minute show.
38. Maharajah Jungle Trek
On a self-guided walking tour, discover Southeast Asia, home to Komodo dragons, bats, tigers and monkeys.
Take a 43 minute walk of 2.2 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Maharajah Jungle Trek.
39. Kali River Rapids
This exhilarating wet rafting experience will take you through turbulent rivers in the jungle.
Kali River Rapids is 0.5 miles away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a walk of 10 minutes.
40. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
A speeding train that weaves its way through the Himalayan mountains while avoiding the Yeti.
It takes 10 minutes to walk 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.
41. Mr. Kamal’s
You can find healthier food options at Mr. Kamal’s, such as hummus with pita and fresh vegetables. The menu changes frequently here. Previously, Mr. Kamal’s only served vegetarian food, but now it also offers other food items like Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries and Chicken Dumplings with mouthwatering dipping sauces.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is located 9 minutes by foot or 0.4 miles from Mr. Kamal’s.
42. Warung Outpost
This margarita country offers its signature drink, the Maharajah Lime Margarita, and non-alcoholic drinks like the strawberry-flavored Shangri-La Berry Freeze!
Walk 0.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Warung Outpost in 10 minutes.
Get an energy boost in this quirky shop with refreshing beverages, assorted chips, nuts, and ice-cold frozen drinks.
It takes 43 minutes to walk 2.2 miles to Drinkwallah from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
44. Yak & Yeti Restaurant
A Nepalese-inspired restaurant, Yak & Yeti serves pan-Asian cuisine that will let you recharge and relax.
To get to Yak & Yeti Restaurant from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, take a 10-minute walk of 0.5 miles
45. Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe
If your stomach is growling after your Himalayan adventure, then fill it up with Asian cuisine such as egg rolls, teriyaki beef bowls, fried rice, etc. It also offers desserts, kids meals, beer, and other beverages.
Take a 43 minute walk of 2.2 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes.
46. Joffrey’s Coffe & Tea Company
47. Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
As you explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park throughout the day, treat yourself to some frosty floats and soft-serve waffle cones at the Anandapur Ice Cream Truck!
A 43-minute walk of 2.2 miles will bring you to Anandapur Ice Cream Truck from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
48. Trek Snacks
49. Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks
The open-air bar offers a wide range of refreshing beverages, including beers, drinks, and frozen drinks.
Located 2.2 miles away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks is a 43-minute walk away.
50. Mandala Gifts
Mandala Gifts is part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Asia area, directly across from the Yak & Yeti Bhaktapur Market. It offers Asian-inspired items like wooden wind chimes, decorative umbrellas, instruments, snacks, and drinks.
It is a 7-minute walk of 0.3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Mandala Gifts.
51. Serka Zong Bazaar
Discover Asian artifacts and collect Yeti and Walt Disney character designs merchandise while descending Mount Everest.
From Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you must take a 43 minute walk of 2.2 miles to reach Serka Zong Bazaar.
52. (NEW) Disney KiteTails
Join this dazzling celebration and let your imagination run wild with spectacular animal kites in every shape and size, dynamic music and live performers.
53. The Boneyard
Have a great time exploring this dinosaur dig-site funfair.
Go on a 7-minute walk of 0.3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to The Boneyard.
54. Fossil Fun Games
Games in carnival-style at the centerpiece of Dinoland, U.S.A.
Fossil Fun Games is located 49 minutes or 2.5 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
55. TriceraTop Spin
Experience the thrill of riding a dinosaur over DinoLand USA.
The 0.4-mile walk to TriceraTop Spin takes 8 minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Save a dinosaur from extinction by taking a thrilling prehistoric tour in the dark.
Dinosaur is 2.7 miles or 53 minutes away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Paleontology, pre-hysterical humor, delicious chicken nuggets, Angus burgers, Safari Amber draft beer, and ice-cold beverages await you in a dinosaur-themed dorm.
Restaurantosaurus Lounge is located inside the quick service restaurant Restaurantosaurus. It has a small dining room with its own entrance and offers a speakeasy atmosphere.
Animal Kingdom Theme Park is 51 minutes walking distance or 2.6 miles away from Restaurantosaurus.
58. Dino-Bite Snacks
A fossil-friendly spot offering delectable frozen treats, such as hot fudge sundaes and ice cream cookie sandwiches.
To reach Dino-Bite Snacks, walk 51 minutes or 2.6 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
Grab some tasty snacks before you turn into a fossil. Aside from their frosty floats and buffalo chicken chips, Trilo-Bites also serves draft beer.
Getting to Trilo-Bites requires a 53-minute walk of 2.7 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
61. Dino Diner
Churros with chocolate sauce, dinosaur thirst quenchers like frosty frozen lemonade, and ice cold soda are just a few of the fun treats served in this rustic, playful trailer.
The distance from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to Dino Diner is 51 minutes or 2.6 miles.
62. Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures
In this retro-style gift shop by the road, you can shop for prehistoric trinkets and toys, or take photos with dinosaurs.
You can walk to Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park in 8 minutes or 0.4 miles.
63. The Dino Institute Shop
This dinosaur-inspired shop is modeled after a legendary museum so you can end your prehistoric experience with a shopping spree. Browse our wide selection of apparel, toys, and souvenirs and channel your inner paleontologist.
The Dino Institute Gift Shop can be reached in 53 minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 2.7 miles away.
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