The Best Souvenirs of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom (DAK) is a beautiful, lushly landscaped Disney park. Disney has planted millions of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants all over the 500-acre park. It has a lot of fun jungle and animal themed shops and restaurants centered around Discovery Island, all the better to pick up a few souvenirs on your way out of the park so that you’re not carrying bags around with you all day.

Here’s a list of our Top DAK Souvenirs that everyone should come home with after spending a few hours – or a whole day – at Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

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My family.

A Family photo in front of The Tree of Life. The enormous 145-foot tall tree with all its beautiful carvings dominates the park and has green leaves (fake!) all year round. Classic DAK photo!

Animal print Mickey Ears

Animal print Mickey Ears

Mickey Ears in jungle prints Mickey ears are available in lots of fun animal prints.

Very exclusive conservation pins

Very exclusive conservation pins

Disney Trading Pins – DAK themed ones Stop in at Island Mercantile and check out the extensive pin collection. You’ll find pins here that aren’t available anywhere else on the WDW property, including at World of Disney in Downtown Disney.

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Dug and Russell at the Greeting Trail

Photos with Disney characters in their safari outfits Russell and Dug are out all day on the Animal Kingdom’s Greeting Trails, while Rafiki can be found holding down the fort at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.

Mickey Mouse at DAK

Mickey Mouse at DAK

DAK Snow globes and coffee mugs A large selection of Disney merchandise and mugs can be found at Island Mercantile

BRAND NEW: The You Are Here mug, front view with Tree of Life.

BRAND NEW: The You Are Here mug, front view with Tree of Life.

You can only buy this mug at DAK!

You can only buy this mug at DAK!

Yeti on the mountain snow globe.

Expedition Everest:  Yeti on the mountain snow globe.

Here's something new!

Here’s something new!

Pressed Pennies featuring DAK locations There are currently 22 locations for picking up some pressed pennies at DAK, all with exclusive DAK designs.

DAK map of all the pressed penny locations.

DAK map of all the pressed penny locations.

One of the DAK pressed pennies.

One of the DAK pressed pennies.

Disney Worldwide Conservation button Make a donation at any merchandise location and get a free Conservation Hero button. There currently are 10 different ones in different colors. Caroline has collected well over $1,000 for the conservation fund while working at the DCP program.

Two of the colors. Caroline collected them all!

Two of the colors. Caroline collected them all!

Vacation Photos! All of the animals – all 1,700 of them! – and all of the rides..Dinosaur!  Expedition Everest!   Kali River Rapids!   Dinoland!… are all extremely photogenic.

Your Park ticket! 🙂

Good night DAK!

Good night DAK!  Be careful – it’s a jungle out there!  🙂

We are so looking forward to Avatarland opening in 2016! They’ve already starting doing some work around the Tree of Life, replacing it’s 100,000+ leaves with ones that have hidden LED lights so the tree will glow at night!  Can’t wait!!!

Other souvenir ideas:
The Best Disney Souvenirs: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/best-disney-souvenirs/
The Best Souvenirs of Epcot: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/best-epcot-souvenirs/

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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3 thoughts on “The Best Souvenirs of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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