A Complete Guide To Asia in Animal Kingdom

Disney World and Animal Kingdom are filled with so much detail and so many things to see or do around every corner. For that reason I am breaking down the fun land by land. Here I take a look at the land of Asia inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom. 

The land of Asia represents the animals, people and places of the continent of Asia. Animal Kingdom as the newest park is one of the most detailed at Walt Disney World.  The land of Asia is exceptionally detailed and even feels lived in by an actual community. There is a lot to enjoy in this land for park goers of all ages. 

Location

Pandora is located in Animal Kingdom. As you enter the park walk toward the Tree of Life and take the large path to the right side to enter Asia. 

If you are approaching from other lands in the park both Dinoland U.S.A. and Africa boarder Asia. 

Animal Kingdom is a large park and it may take longer to get from one land to the next then you think. If you are trying to be on time for a reservation, or FastPass make sure you allow ample time to get where you need to be. 

Attractions

Expedition Everest:

  • 44” or Taller 
  • FASTPASS+ Available 
  • Accessibility: Must transfer from wheelchair.

Take this roller coaster ride into the Himalayans and watch out for the mysterious Yeti. This one of the most popular rides in Animal Kingdom. It has classic roller coaster thrills plus amazing Disney detail and story. The queue itself is so detailed and provides a lot to look at while you wait. 

Kali River Rapids:

  • 38” or Taller 
  • FASTPASS+ Available 
  • Accessibility: Must transfer from wheelchair to ride vehicle.

This raft ride will take you careening down the river as you bump and spin your way through the rapids. You may get very very wet, or not very wet at all based on your luck. Larger bags or anything valuable needs to be stored in the nearby free lockers. I recommend a poncho or at lest changing to flip flops for the ride. If you don’t feel like getting wet on the bridges over looking the ride are water guns that you can use to soak riders. Along the way the storyline of the ride warns of deforestation and the dangers habitat destruction. 

Up! A Great Bird Adventure:

  • Show 
  • 25 Minutes
  • Accessibility: May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV, Sign Language, Assistive Listening 

This show features animal trainers interacting with real birds as well as characters from UP. Perfect for bird lovers or those looking to get a lot of time with UP characters. 

Maharajah Jungle Trek: 

  • 44” or Taller 
  • FASTPASS+ Available 
  • Accessibility: May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV. Audio Description. 

This walk through attraction is a zoo exhibit with exquisite theming. See many Asian animals including tigers, gibbons, water buffalo, elds deer, blackbuck, Komodo dragon, Malayan flying fox, and LOTS of birds. 

Food

For more details about dining at Animal Kingdom check out my blog post all about it. 

https://4ears4eyesforthemagic.travel.blog/2020/07/07/everything-you-need-to-know-before-dining-at-animal-kingdom/

Sit Down Restaurants

Yak & Yeti Restaurant:

  • Located in Asia 
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Food Style: Asian and American 
  • A great place for a tasty meal, the menu here is reminiscent of many Asian chain restaurants you may have at home. That style is done here at a high quality and with excellent theming at the base of Everest. Perfect for those who want to try some Asian flavors without straying too far from your normal fare. I have always enjoyed my meals here. 
  • If you want to enjoy Yak & Yeti without a reservation, more quickly, and at a lower price point check out their quick service window, Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe. 

Quick Service Restaurants

Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe:

  • Located in Asia 
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Food Style: Asian and American
  • Outdoor Seating 
  • This is the counter service window from Yak & Yeti Restaurant. Find an appreciated menu from inside. With limited breakfast options available from counter service locations this is a good choice for breakfast. Also a great way to get Yak & Yeti food without reservations and at a lower price point. 

Stands

Anandapur Ice Cream Truck – Soft serve ice cream. 

Caravan Road – Pork based Asian find dishes.

Drinkwallah – Tasted nuts and beverages. 

Bars & Lounges

Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks

  • Located in Asia
  • Specialty cocktails, beer and wine. 
  • Open air seating.
  • Lots of classic theme park desserts and snacks offered

Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages

  • Located in Asia
  • Specialty cocktails, and beer. 
  • Open air seating.
  • Foods including egg rolls, wraps and turkey legs. 

Warung Outpost

  • Located in Asia 
  • Open air seating
  • Cocktails, with a few beers and wine. 
  • Mickey pretzels served. 

Shopping

Serka Zong Bazaar – At the exit of Expedition Everest. Pick up lots of ride and yeti themed merchandise. 

Serka Cart – Pins and plushes

Kali Cart – General Asian themed items. Long Armed monkey plushes are a favorite. 

Mandala Gifts – Asian themed items mostly not themed to Disney or the parks

Yak & Yeti Bhaktapur Market – The restaurants gift shop with Asian themed merchandise. 

Pressed Pennies Locations

  • Expedition Everest
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Other

Disney Vacation Club Information Center at Asia – Learn about Disney’s timeshare. 

Restrooms

  • Restrooms – Caravan Stage 
  • Restrooms & Companion Restrooms – Maharajah Jungle Trek 
  • Restrooms & Companion Restrooms – Expedition Everest
  • Service Animal Relief Area – Maharajah Jungle Trek 

Animal Kingdom’s Asia is such a beautiful land packed full of things to do and I highly recommend a visit during your next trip. 

If you are looking to travel to Disney World I would love to be your travel agent. Get expert advice in planning your vacation and a personalized experience at no additional cost to you. 

Contact me at katiev@themagicsyours.com

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Published by katiethemagicsyours

I am in independent travel agent with The Magic's Yours Travel. Here to plan all your Disney adventures, at no cost to you! I am a wife, cat mom, Aunt, Marylander, traveler, runner, and Disney fanatic. I have personal experience with Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Disney's Aulani, and I am here to share it with you. Contact me today for a FREE quote at katiev@themagicsyourstravel.com www.themagicsyours.com

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