Attraction Stats

Location: Discovery Island, Animal Kingdom

Type: Walking Trail

Length: 5 to 30 minutes to explore

Audience: All Ages

Open since April 22, 1998

4.5 Stars Out of 5 Rating

Excellent. This is a Must Do

Located at the bottom of The Tree of Life, this trail allows visitors to get a great view of Animal Kingdom’s famous wildlife. Discovery Island Trails offers guests a chance to get up close and personal with some very exotic animals.

Since you can enjoy Discovery Island Trails at your own leisure, this attraction is a great way to relax from the usual Disney World routine or spend sometime while waiting on a FastPass or other members of your party to be done with a ride.

The wildlife found at Discovery Island Trails includes the following:

  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Greater Flamingo
  • White Stork
  • Cape Teal
  • Agouti
  • African Comb Duck
  • Silver Teal
  • Great Winged Macaw
  • European Polecat
  • Axis Deer
  • Asian Small-clawed Otter

And many more. Since the animals of Animal Kingdom are one of the main draws of this Disney World park, be sure to take some time to walk the trails.

Tips and Trivia

  • Be sure to remember your camera, with plenty of batteries and memory (or film if you’re old school)!
  • Walking these trails is a very nice change of pace from waiting in line for attractions at Disney World.

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