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Wait Times at Animal Kingdom

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Disney's Animal Kingdom, which opened in 1999, is a cross between a traditional theme park and a zoo, integrating attractions and nature into one. In 2017, Pandora: the World of Avatar expanded the park and introduced its most popular attraction: Avatar Flight of Passage. The park is typically busiest during the holidays, & in the spring and early summer. See the Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar for more details. Animal Kingdom single day ticket prices range from $109 to $164, and Genie+ is cheapest at the park.

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Today's Average
38
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Current Park Time
10:49 PM

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Animal Kingdom Typical Wait Times

What are wait times typically like at Animal Kingdom each day? The table below shows the recent average of wait times at Animal Kingdom, listed in 5 minute intervals.

Animal Kingdom Typical Average Wait Times
TIME WAIT TIME
7:00 AM
7 minutes
7:05 AM
9 minutes
7:10 AM
11 minutes
7:15 AM
13 minutes
7:20 AM
15 minutes
7:25 AM
16 minutes
7:30 AM
14 minutes
7:35 AM
14 minutes
7:40 AM
15 minutes
7:45 AM
16 minutes
7:50 AM
17 minutes
7:55 AM
18 minutes
8:00 AM
19 minutes
8:05 AM
20 minutes
8:10 AM
21 minutes
8:15 AM
23 minutes
8:20 AM
24 minutes
8:25 AM
25 minutes
8:30 AM
25 minutes
8:35 AM
26 minutes
8:40 AM
27 minutes
8:45 AM
28 minutes
8:50 AM
28 minutes
8:55 AM
29 minutes
9:00 AM
29 minutes
9:05 AM
29 minutes
9:10 AM
30 minutes
9:15 AM
31 minutes
9:20 AM
32 minutes
9:25 AM
33 minutes
9:30 AM
34 minutes
9:35 AM
35 minutes
9:40 AM
36 minutes
9:45 AM
37 minutes
9:50 AM
37 minutes
9:55 AM
38 minutes
10:00 AM
39 minutes
10:05 AM
40 minutes
10:10 AM
40 minutes
10:15 AM
41 minutes
10:20 AM
42 minutes
10:25 AM
42 minutes
10:30 AM
42 minutes
10:35 AM
43 minutes
10:40 AM
43 minutes
10:45 AM
44 minutes
10:50 AM
44 minutes
10:55 AM
45 minutes
11:00 AM
46 minutes
11:05 AM
46 minutes
11:10 AM
47 minutes
11:15 AM
47 minutes
11:20 AM
47 minutes
11:25 AM
47 minutes
11:30 AM
47 minutes
11:35 AM
47 minutes
11:40 AM
47 minutes
11:45 AM
47 minutes
11:50 AM
48 minutes
11:55 AM
48 minutes
12:00 PM
48 minutes
12:05 PM
48 minutes
12:10 PM
48 minutes
12:15 PM
48 minutes
12:20 PM
48 minutes
12:25 PM
48 minutes
12:30 PM
48 minutes
12:35 PM
48 minutes
12:40 PM
48 minutes
12:45 PM
48 minutes
12:50 PM
48 minutes
12:55 PM
48 minutes
1:00 PM
48 minutes
1:05 PM
48 minutes
1:10 PM
48 minutes
1:15 PM
48 minutes
1:20 PM
48 minutes
1:25 PM
47 minutes
1:30 PM
47 minutes
1:35 PM
46 minutes
1:40 PM
46 minutes
1:45 PM
46 minutes
1:50 PM
45 minutes
1:55 PM
45 minutes
2:00 PM
45 minutes
2:05 PM
44 minutes
2:10 PM
44 minutes
2:15 PM
44 minutes
2:20 PM
43 minutes
2:25 PM
43 minutes
2:30 PM
43 minutes
2:35 PM
42 minutes
2:40 PM
41 minutes
2:45 PM
41 minutes
2:50 PM
41 minutes
2:55 PM
41 minutes
3:00 PM
41 minutes
3:05 PM
41 minutes
3:10 PM
40 minutes
3:15 PM
40 minutes
3:20 PM
40 minutes
3:25 PM
40 minutes
3:30 PM
40 minutes
3:35 PM
40 minutes
3:40 PM
39 minutes
3:45 PM
39 minutes
3:50 PM
39 minutes
3:55 PM
39 minutes
4:00 PM
39 minutes
4:05 PM
38 minutes
4:10 PM
38 minutes
4:15 PM
38 minutes
4:20 PM
38 minutes
4:25 PM
37 minutes
4:30 PM
37 minutes
4:35 PM
37 minutes
4:40 PM
36 minutes
4:45 PM
36 minutes
4:50 PM
36 minutes
4:55 PM
36 minutes
5:00 PM
36 minutes
5:05 PM
36 minutes
5:10 PM
37 minutes
5:15 PM
37 minutes
5:20 PM
37 minutes
5:25 PM
37 minutes
5:30 PM
37 minutes
5:35 PM
37 minutes
5:40 PM
37 minutes
5:45 PM
37 minutes
5:50 PM
37 minutes
5:55 PM
37 minutes
6:00 PM
37 minutes
6:05 PM
36 minutes
6:10 PM
35 minutes
6:15 PM
35 minutes
6:20 PM
35 minutes
6:25 PM
34 minutes
6:30 PM
33 minutes
6:35 PM
32 minutes
6:40 PM
31 minutes
6:45 PM
30 minutes
6:50 PM
30 minutes
6:55 PM
29 minutes
7:00 PM
28 minutes
7:05 PM
31 minutes
7:10 PM
30 minutes
7:15 PM
29 minutes
7:20 PM
29 minutes
7:25 PM
31 minutes
7:30 PM
30 minutes
7:35 PM
30 minutes
7:40 PM
29 minutes
7:45 PM
27 minutes
7:50 PM
26 minutes
7:55 PM
25 minutes
8:00 PM
24 minutes

Animal Kingdom Trends

Today's Genie+ Price
$17
Wait Times This Week
2.4%
Wait Times This Month
-2.6%

Animal Kingdom Average Wait Profile

Data For 06/24/2024
How busy is Animal Kingdom? Typically, a higher park average wait time indicates higher crowds and a busier theme park. This graph shows the average wait time across Animal Kingdom as compared to the historical wait profile for the day of the week.
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Animal Kingdom Summary Statistics

STATISTIC VALUE
06/24/2024's Rank
#405 out of 903 days
06/24/2024's Wait Factor
5/10
06/24/2024's Average Wait
38 minutes
06/24/2024's Median Wait
38 minutes
06/24/2024's Minimum Wait
12 minutes at 7:30 AM
06/24/2024's Maximum Wait
53 minutes at 12:10 PM
Best Hours to Visit
Morning: 9:05 AM, Early Afternoon: 4:00 PM, Late Afternoon: 7:00 PM

Wait Time Data

All Animal Kingdom Wait Times

Weekly Wait Times

Data For
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Animal Kingdom Disney Genie Data

Lightning Lane Availability Map

Data For 06/24/2024
Daily Data
The availability graph indicates Lightning Lane availability at Animal Kingdom. A non-gray color indicates that Genie+ Lightning Lane or Individual Lightning Lane can be purchased, and represents the earliest available return time. Greener colors indicate return times earlier in the day were available; orange to red indicates return times later in the day were available. Hover over items to see the specific return time. Gaps for every attraction are likely data collection issues on our end. Labeled graphs work best on desktop displays. Press one of the blue buttons below for even more Lightning Lane graph types.
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Lightning Lane Minutes to Return Time Map

Data For 06/24/2024
Daily Data
This graphs shows the amount of minutes from the time of day to the earliest available return time for each Animal Kingdom attraction. Attractions in red have a return at least 2 hours from the time of the capture. Attractions in green have very close return times to the time of capture. This graph is helpful to determine the stacking order of Lightning Lane selections. Gray indicates no availability.

Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
44"
40"
44"
None
None
38"
None
None
None
None
None
None
None

Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Restaurant Wait Times

ATTRACTION NAME WAIT

Dining Options

Name Location
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Caravan Road Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Creature Comforts Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Dawa Bar Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Dino-Bite Snacks Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Drinkwallah Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Eight Spoon Café Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Flame Tree Barbecue Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Harambe Fruit Market Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Harambe Market Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Isle of Java Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company at Disney's Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company in Asia at Disney's Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Mahindi Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Mr. Kamal's Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Nomad Lounge Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Pizzafari Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Pizzafari Family-Style Dining Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Pongu Pongu Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Restaurantosaurus Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Satu'li Canteen Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Tamu Tamu Refreshments Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Terra Treats Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
The Smiling Crocodile Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Thirsty River Bar Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Tiffins Restaurant Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Trek Snacks Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Trilo-Bites Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Tusker House Restaurant Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Warung Output Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Restaurant Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Zuri's Sweet Shop Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom

Nearby Hotels

Name Location
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE

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Animal Kingdom Wait Time Heat Map

Data Ending on 06/24/2024
Loading Heat Map
This graph shows the wait time heat map for Animal Kingdom. This graph shows the posted wait times for each attraction at the park at different time intervals. Greener colors indicate shorter wait times; redder colors indicate longer wait times. Click the buttons to change the graph instantly to a different time interval.
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Animal Kingdom Wait Time Calendar

Data Ending 06/24/2024
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This graph shows the daily average wait time at Animal Kingdom by calendar day for 06/24/2024. Greener colors indicate lower wait times (i.e. less busy days); redder colors indicate longer wait times (i.e. busier days).

Note that is not a crowd calendar. Click here for the Animal Kingdom Crowd Calendar

Animal Kingdom Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the busiest times at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World?
    • Spring break, typically the week of Easter, the week of Thanksgiving, and the week after Christmas through New Year's Day.

  • What rides have the longest wait times at Disney's Animal Kingdom?
    • The longest average wait times at Animal Kingdom are Avatar Flight of Passage at 92 minutes, Na'vi River Journey at 57 minutes, Kilimanjaro Safaris at 38 minutes, and Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at 28 minutes.

  • What are the Animal Kingdom hours?
    • On most days, Animal Kingdom is the first park to open. During busier periods, the park opens at 8:00 AM (resort guest early theme park entry of 7:30 AM). On lighter days, the park opens at 9:00 AM (resort guest early theme park entry at 8:30 AM). Closing hours vary, but typically the park closes at or before 8:00 PM. Many guests choose to rope drop Pandora at park opening time. Note that the Kilimanjaro Safaris are not open during early theme park entry.

  • Are any resort hotels near Animal Kingdom?
    • The closest Disney resort to DAK is the Animal Kingdom Lodge. While not directly connected to the theme park, the Lodge is only a couple minutes down the road.

  • What lands are at Animal Kingdom?
    • Animal Kingdom is comprised of Oasis (the park entrance), Discovery Island, Dinoland USA, Pandora, Asia, and Africa.

  • Are there Extra Magic Hours at Animal Kingdom?
    • No, because Extra Magic Hours did not return after the COVID-19 closure. However, Disney resort guests can enter the park one half hour before the general park opening every day.

  • What is the busiest day to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom??

    • The busiest day to visit DAK is Tuesday or Friday with a 44 minute average wait time. The least busy day is Wednesday with a 39 minute average wait time.

  • What is the best month to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom?

    • September is the best/least busy month to visit DAK with an average wait time of 32 minutes. December is the worst/busiest month to visit the park with an average wait time of 50 minutes.

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Park Attractions List

Attractions with Wait Times

ATTRACTION REQ TYPE WAIT

Attractions Not Reporting

ATTRACTION NAME REQ TYPE
44"
40"
44"
None
None
38"
None
None
None
None
None
None
None

Shows and Entertainment

ATTRACTION NAME

Restaurant Wait Times

ATTRACTION NAME WAIT

Dining Options

Name Location
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Caravan Road Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Creature Comforts Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Dawa Bar Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Dino-Bite Snacks Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Drinkwallah Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Eight Spoon Café Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Flame Tree Barbecue Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Harambe Fruit Market Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Harambe Market Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Isle of Java Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company at Disney's Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company in Asia at Disney's Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Mahindi Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Mr. Kamal's Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Nomad Lounge Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Pizzafari Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Pizzafari Family-Style Dining Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Pongu Pongu Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Restaurantosaurus Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Satu'li Canteen Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Tamu Tamu Refreshments Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Terra Treats Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
The Smiling Crocodile Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Thirsty River Bar Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Tiffins Restaurant Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Trek Snacks Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Trilo-Bites Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Tusker House Restaurant Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Warung Output Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Restaurant Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Zuri's Sweet Shop Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom

Nearby Hotels

Name Location
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom

Defunct Attractions

ATTRACTION TYPE
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