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The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom 

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Updated July 26, 2018 1.7k votes 319 voters 16.1k views

List of the best rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom, including photos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best Disney's Animal Kingdom attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Disney's Animal Kingdom tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Disney's Animal Kingdom enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Give a thumbs down to rides like Primeval Whirl and The Tree of Life if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

List rides include Kali River Rapids, DINOSAUR and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom?"
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Expedition Everest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 2006-04-07

Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is a steel roller coaster built by Vekoma at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, ...more
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Kilimanjaro Safaris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

Kilimanjaro Safaris is a safari attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom on the Walt Disney World Resort property in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It simulates an open-sided safari ride through the ...more
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DINOSAUR is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

Ride Type: Dark ride

Theme Area: DinoLand U.S.A.

DINOSAUR is a dark ride EMV attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In the attraction, guests board vehicles called Time Rovers and are taken on a ...more
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Kali River Rapids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1999-03-18

Ride Type: River Rafting Ride

Theme Area: Asia

Kali River Rapids is a river rapids ride at the Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park of the Walt Disney World resort, in the "Asia" area. It is themed as a rafting expedition along the ...more
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The Tree of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Tree of Life Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

Theme Area: Discovery Island

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Flight of Passage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Tom Frigon added Flight of Passage
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Pangani Forest Explorati... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Pangani Forest Exploration Trail is a walkway next to Kilimanjaro Safaris at the Disney's Animal Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, from which you can see African animals. It ...more
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Primeval Whirl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 2002-03-31

Theme Area: DinoLand U.S.A.

Primeval Whirl is a steel wild mouse roller coaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. The ride is an "off the shelf" spinning roller coaster purchased from ...more
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DinoLand U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
DinoLand U.S.A. Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

DinoLand U.S.A. is the name of the land in Disney's Animal Kingdom that contains all of the dinosaur-themed attractions.
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Wildlife Express Train ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Wildlife Express Train Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

The Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch is a short railroad that takes guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom from Harambe, Africa to Rafiki's Planet Watch. On the ride, guests get the ...more
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Maharajah Jungle Trek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Maharajah Jungle Trek Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Maharajah Jungle Trek is a themed wildlife trail attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It is in the Asia themed land, ...more
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Discovery Island is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Discovery Island Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

Discovery Island is an area at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was originally named Safari Village, but changed its name around the same time the original Discovery ...more
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Affection Section is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Affection Section Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

Affection Section is an attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom located in Rafiki's Planet Watch it contains various animals likes cattle, donkey, llama, pig, sheep and goats. All the animals in ...more
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Asia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Asia Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1999

Asia is one of the themed lands in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Along with showcasing animals from throughout the continent, Asia is also the home of two of the park's major thrill rides. The ...more
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Wild Africa Trek is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Wild Africa Trek Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 2011-01-16

Wild Africa Trek is an additional paid experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom on the Walt Disney World Resort property in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It is a three-hour guided trek simulating a ...more
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Discovery River Boats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Discovery River Boats Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

Discovery River Boats was an attraction at Walt Disney World's Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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Na'vi River Journey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Tom Frigon added Na'vi River Journey
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The Oasis Exhibits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Oasis Exhibits Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998-04-22

The Oasis Exhibits form the entrance corridor for Disney's Animal Kingdom, serving a similar purpose as Main Street, U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom. The exhibits feature waterfalls, exotic plant ...more
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Festival of the Lion Kin... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Tom Frigon added Festival of the Lion King

Opened In: 1998-04-22

Festival of the Lion King, an original interpretation of the Disney animated film The Lion King, is a live stage musical performed in Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida and in ...more
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The Boneyard Playground ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
The Boneyard Playground Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 1998

Theme Area: DinoLand U.S.A.

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Fossil Fun Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Fossil Fun Games Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opened In: 2002-03-31

Theme Area: DinoLand U.S.A.

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Tree of Life awakening ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rides at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Tom Frigon added Tree of Life awakening