ATMs: The park's only ATMs are next to the Garden Gate Gifts store just inside the park entrance.
City Hall: Located immediately to the right as you enter the park.
Disney Dollars: Disney Dollars are the private currency of Disneyland. Any cash accepting location inside of the park will accept Disney Dollars as well.
Equipment Rental: Strollers, manual wheelchairs, and Electronic Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) can be rented at Garden Gate Gifts to the right as you enter the park. Stroller replacements are also available (with receipt and on an as available basis) at Mombasa Marketplace.
Strollers rent for $15 per day for a single and $31 for a double. Length of stay rentals are available for $13 and $27 per day. Manual wheelchairs rent for $12 per day or $10 per day for length of stay. ECVs are $50 per day with an additional $20 refundable deposit. No length of stay rental is available. If you are renting a wheelchair or ECV you may also want to stop by City Hall to request the Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities which will provide information on ride access and other issues.
In-park rentals do not allow you take strollers out of the park, but rather you must get a new one at each park. Your rental receipt will allow you to get a new rental the same day (supplies permitting) when you get to another park.
For additional information on getting around the parks with wheelchairs and ECVs, see our Walt Disney World Mobility page.
For rental strollers that cost less than Disney's, and that you can use anywhere you go throughout your visit, check out MousePlanet partner Magic Strollers. Affiliated with Owner's Locker, Magic Strollers will deliver your single or double stroller to your resort before you arrive and pick it back up when you leave. Magic Strollers delivers to resorts throughout the Orlando area, not just to Walt Disney World. Visit their site and check them out for yourself, or order now!
First Aid and Baby Care: The first aid station and baby care center are located behind the Creature Comforts store in the Discovery Island area of Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Lockers: Animal Kingdom has two sets of lockers, one right outside and the other right inside of the main entrance gates. Locker rentals cost $7 per day for a standard size locker and $9 per day for a large locker, plus a $5 refundable deposit.
Kennel: Disney's Animal Kingdom (and all of the Walt Disney World parks no longer (as of September 1, 2010) has its own kennel facilities. Best Friends Pet Care is now operating a 50,000 square foot pet resort at 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway in the Epcot resort area.
In additional to single day visit or overnight boarding for cats and dogs the facility can also handle a certain number of other pets such as hamsters, birds, and pot-bellied pigs. It is not required that you either be visiting the parks to kennel your animal in the facility although a discount is given to people staying at one of the on-property resorts.
Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended, especially during peak seasons. Hours vary but the center is generally open from an hour before that day's earliest park opening to an hour after the last park closes, so remember to take pet retrieval time into account when planning the end of your day.
Overnight boarding starts at $37 for dogs ($34 if a resort guest), $23 ($21) for cats, and other animas range from $12-$23 ($10-$21) depending on size. Full day kenneling of dogs is $27 for basic kenneling, cats are $15; less than six hours is $16 and $15 respectively.
For more information or reservations, call 1-877-493-9738 (877-4 WDW PETS) or visit their web site. See MousePlanet contributor Vance Cope's article (September 10, 2010) on the opening of Best Friends Pet Care.
The Lands (Areas of the Park)
Disney's Animal Kingdom vaguely uses the hub and spoke park layout, though it isn't so obvious as in other parks. You enter through the Oasis, and when you get to Discovery Island you can then branch to most of the other areas of the park.
- Africa Walk through African animals or take the safari trip and see them up close.
- Asia View the animals of Asia or ride on a wild river rapids ride. Home of Expedition Everest, the extremely popular new roller coaster.
- DinoLand, U.S.A. A kids friendly area that also inclues the very intense Dinosaur ride.
- Discovery Island Home of the iconic tree of life.
- Rafiki's Planet Watch See how the animals of the park are cared for and learn how to better care for the planet.
- The Oasis The entrance to the park and home of the first animal walkthrough exhibit.