Disney’s Africa Access for Disabilities shows a breakdown of the attractions and rides in the Africa area of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Disney offers several ways for visitors with disabilities or limited abilities to enjoy their parks. We have pages on each of the areas of Disney and the requirements to take part in each attraction and restaurant. This page is for Africa access.
Wheelchairs can be rented at Garden Gate Gifts and Outpost with replacement locations at Creature Comforts and Mombasa Marketplace. A few ECVs are also available.
Most shops are wheelchair accessible. Pick up any receivers you may need at Guest Relations.
Africa Rides and Attractions
Kilimanjaro Safaris - large jeep-type vehicles through 100 acres of land transport Guests. The vehicles have open sides and the terrain can be bumpy. Some of the many animals you can see are giraffes, elephants, black rhinos, cheetahs and lions.
All guests go through the main queue. Crew members and designated load areas are available for boarding.
Any guests in ECVs will need to transfer to a wheelchair.
Guests with service animals should check with the Crew Member.
Video Captioning, Handheld Captioning, Assistive Listening Receivers and translation device units can be used on this attraction.
Let Crew Members know your needs.
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail offers a self-paced walking tour of African wildlife in a tropical forest and valley. Some of the animals you can see are Stanley Cranes, Okapi, African pygmy geese, hippos and Meerkats.
All guests go through the main pathway.
Guests may remain in wheelchairs and ECVs throughout the attraction.
Service animals are not permitted in the aviary.
Audio Description is available.
Check with your doctor about riding. Guests should be free of high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness and other conditions to ride some of the attractions. Expectant mothers should not ride some of the rides.
The Wildlife Express is a slow moving train ride that takes guests from Harambe, Africa and Rafiki’s Planet Watch area. It is the only way to get to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. The ride about seven minutes long and trains leave every five to seven minutes. Guests must exit at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Guests must then reenter the train for the ride back to Harambe, Africa.
All guests go through the main queue.
Guests can stay in their wheelchair or ECVs for the attraction. Crew Members assist with boarding.
Assistive Listening Receivers and Handheld Captioning can be used at this attraction.
Africa Restaurants All restaurants accommodate wheelchairs and ECVs.
Dawa Bar - wine, domestic and African beer.
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery - soup, bakery treats, fruit cups, yogurt, juice, milk and a variety of coffee drinks.