Want to know what to wear to Animal Kingdom at Disney World? In this guide we will cover everything from the best shoes, best themed outfits alongside tips for how to dress for the weather in Orlando.
Quick Dry Shorts
- to select a film featured in the park
- stick to safari and animal print clothes to reflect the safari theme of the park.
Films that are featured in the Animal Kingdom attractions are:
- Lion King
- Finding Nemo
- Up and
From our experience at Animal Kingdom, we found most people wore T Shirts with Lion King slogans on such as Hakuna Matata like the one below.
Note: Lion King Slogans also make great Animal Kingdom Instagram Captions.
However you could also look to Pandora or Up for inspiration. Up is particularly great for couples t shirts for Animal Kingdom.
Sunglasses are a must when you are traveling to any Disney World Park as the sun is strong in Orlando.
Although Orlando is a warm city, we recommend packing layers with you.
Animal Kingdom often has the earliest park opening hours out of all the Disney World parks. And Early Magic Hours at Animal Kingdom can be as early as 7am.
If you are in the park for opening it can still be quite chilly especially for families traveling with toddlers to Animal Kingdom.
Best Shoes for Animal Kingdom
For me the best type of shoe for theme parks in Orlando has to be a sneaker. Animal Kingdom is a really large park and any day at Animal Kingdom will involve a lot of walking.
For this reason it is really important that you have the most comfortable shoes with you. I usually wear my All Bird Sneakers to Animal Kingdom, however you should pick the brand of sneakers that are most comfortable in.
Top Tip: for men with large feet I recommend having a pair of sneaker socks with you. My husband has very large feet and had to remove his shoes to get his feet into the hold for Avatar Flight of Passage Ride.
However it is worth noting that Animal Kingdom has one of the wettest water rides at Disney World in Kali River Rapids.. For this reason we recommend having a change of shoes with you.
We normally carry a pair of flip flops with us in our backpack to change into for wearing on Kali River Rapids.
How to Dress Kids for Animal Kingdom
Disneybounding ideas for Animal Kingdom
- Lion King Charactetrs
- Jungle Book Characters
- Joy from Inside Out
- Up Characters
FAQS About What to Pack for Animal Kingdom
Now we have gone through what to wear to in Animal Kingdom we thought it would be a good idea to answer any questions you have about what to wear to Animal Kingdom.
While we have done our best to cover all of the questions you may have if you have a burning question that hasn’t been answered please leave us a comment and we will do out best to answer.
Can I wear a dress to Animal Kingdom?
Although there are definitely Disney World dress codes, there are no rules against wearing a dress at Animal Kingdom.
Also due to the nature of the rides at Animal Kingdom I found that you don’t really need to be concerned about entering and exiting rides in dresses of any length.
Therefore if dresses are most comfortable for you then feel free to wear one to Animal Kingdom.
Can you wear flip-flops to Animal Kingdom?
Although there are dress code rules at Disney World there are no rules against wearing flip flops at any Disney World park.
Sometimes you can be asked to remove flip flops on rides where your feet dangle. However currently there isn’t a ride like this at Animal Kingdom so this won’t be a problem.
While flip flops aren’t great for your feet for lots of walking, which there will be at Animal Kingdom, we recommend packing them in your backpack for wearing on water rides and wearing a more supportive shoe the rest of the time.
Can I wear Crocs to Animal Kingdom?
Can you bring a backpack to Animal Kingdom?
Although Disney has regulations about the size of bags you can bring into the parks a regular backpack will be fine.
Backpacks that are smaller than than 24″ long x 15″ wide x 18″ high (61 cm x 38 cm x 46 cm) are absolutely fine for taking into Animal Kingdom.