Animal Kingdom Hours

Animal Kingdom theme park entrance

The Lion sleeps just about any time he wants. Animal Kingdom hours are fairly stable compared to The Magic Kingdom. The park opens at 9:00 every morning and closes between 5 and 8 pm. Most of the year it’s 5:00, but during the busy times it will run clear up to 8:00. Extra Magic Hours […]


Tiffins is the only Signature restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The food here is for the adventurous eater! From wagyu beef and lobster tail to crispy sadza, this isn’t for people who prefer a more basic meal. Tiffins If you love dining off the beaten path, Tiffins may be exactly what you are looking for. […]

Up! A Great Bird Adventure

Animal Kingdom theme park entrance

Up! A Great Bird Adventure is a wonderful show featuring many of our feathered friends. Russell and Dug from Disney & Pixar’s UP are also on hand and will keep children and fans of the movie entertained. This show, while featuring beloved characters, is truly about the birds, they are the stars of the Caravan […]

Walt Disney World Height Requirements

Walt Disney World height requirements measuring stick

Just what ARE the Walt Disney World height requirements? Regardless of your kids’ ages, height requirements are a big deal. Every time we go to Walt Disney World, we see parents consoling their kids because they can’t quite reach the measurement. Or the parents try to cajole the Cast Member into letting the kid in. […]

Animal Kingdom Crowds

Animal Kingdom crowds at the theme park entrance

Why do I need to know about Animal Kingdom crowds? Animal Kingdom gets crowded real easily. There are several reasons for that ranging from short hours to narrow walkways. Lines tend to get long quickly. It just makes sense to find a way to avoid the bulk of the crowds. Animal Kingdom is by far […]

Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Yak & Yeti is two restaurants in one. Yep, this restaurant is both an indoor, sit-down, full-service, eat-with-silverware restaurant, and a order-out, sit-outside in the hot sun, eat-with-plastic, out-of-boxes, fast-food, quick-service restaurant. What to Expect The sit-down side of Yak & Yeti is wonderfully themed with artwork from the area. Large statues, lighting, and wall […]

Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama

Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama at Disney's Animal Kingom

Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama is a unique area of Animal Kingdom. There is nothing like this in any of the other DIsney World parks. It’s designed to look like a midway of a state fair. There are a couple of great rides (or if you’re like Dad great rides to miss) and some interesting midway […]

The Boneyard

The Boneyard is an interactive playground located in the DinoLand USA area of Animal Kingdom. It’s similar to the Honey I Shrunk the Audience Playground in Disney Hollywood Studios, except is designed to look like an archeological dig. There are things kids can climb on, jump on and even dig in. Kids love digging in […]


Dinosaur at Disney's Animal Kingdom, ride exterior entrance

Take a ride back in time on Dinosaur (or, as it used to be called, Countdown to Extinction). This attraction first opened when Disney Animal Kingdom first opened in April of 1998. Still today, you can board a CTX Time Rover for a trip back in time to bring back a Iguanodon from the past […]

Walt Disney World Secrets

Walt Disney World Resorts: Stay Onsite or Offsite?

There are so many Walt Disney World secrets that Dad could never even begin to write about them all – secrets about park operations and history, secrets about attractions and shows, even secrets about “pixie dust” (those special little moments that guest might experience with cast members). Dad knows lots of these secrets, and is […]