Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island Trails Re-Open at Walt Disney World

Recently the Discovery Island trails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been closed for refurbishment. The trails are now officially back open and available for guests to walk through. These are the trails that go around close to the Tree of Life and give you closer views of this impressive tree.  With this being among the busiest weeks in Walt Disney World each year, all additional attractions that can be open as help with crowd control at the parks and give more places for guests to spread out and enjoy various attractions.


If you have never taken time to stroll through the various trails at Animal Kingdom, then you are missing out.  The trails offer views and learning opportunities for unique animals that you may not see in other locations around the park.  The trails in Africa give you amazing views of the gorillas, while the trails in Asia provide views of tigers.  Now the Discovery Island trails have a kangaroo exhibit which is great to see.  You definitely want to make sure to give these a try!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!