Maharajah Jungle Trek

Maharajah Jungle Trek

At Maharajah Jungle Trek, guests can view a plethora of Asian animals and inspiring architecture on this elaborate nature trail.

Ride Information  Restrictions  Accessibility  Location  Fun Facts  Top 5 Tips

Ride Information

Opening Day: March 1, 1999

Type of Ride: Nature trail

Age Recommendation: All ages

Duration of Ride: Unlimited

Typical Queue Time: None

Single Rider Line: No

Chicken Exit Available: Yes

Baby Swap Available: No

Type of Vehicle: None

Type of Restraint: None

Attraction Open During Early Theme Park Entry: No. See our Early Theme Park Entry page for more information.

Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No

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Ride Restrictions

Height Requirements: None

Flash Photography or Video Allowed: Yes

Safety, Accessibility, and Guest Policies


  • Guests may remain in wheelchairs
  • Audio description available
  • Service animals are not permitted in some of the exhibits, see a cast member for more information.


Shopping: Purchase towels, footwear, and other assorted goods near the Maharajah Jungle Trek entrance at “Maharajah Cart.”

Dining/Refreshment: Near Maharajah Jungle Trek in the Animal Kingdom’s Asia section, guests can enjoy either a full service or a counter service lunch or dinner at the “Yak and Yeti” Restaurants. Options at the full service Yak and Yeti include egg rolls, pot stickers, shrimp, soups and salads, salmon, chicken, duck, curry, lo mein, beef, and rice; while options at the counter service Yak and Yeti include chicken, beef, burgers, hot dogs, couscous, and egg rolls. The counter service Yak and Yeti also serves an assortment of egg sandwiches during breakfast hours.

Restroom: Find facilities situated near the entrance to Maharajah Jungle Trek.

Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Disney parks are smoke free.

Maharajah Jungle Trek Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • Maharajah Jungle Trek is set in the fictitious Anandapur Royal Forest, which has been converted from a royal hunting ground that was founded by King Bhima Disampati in 1544 to a public nature preserve.
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek incorporates a plethora of animals from Southeast Asia, including Malayan Tapirs, bats, White-lipped Tree Frogs, Blood Pythons, Asian Giant Centipedes, gibbons, Eld’s deer, Komodo dragons, Malayan flying foxes, Banteng, water buffalo, Blackbuck antelope, Bengal tigers, and more than fifty species of birds housed in an aviary.
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek also features stunning ruins from the time when the trail belonged under the domain of the King. This includes signs from the town’s colonial period under Great Britain, ancient medicinal gardens; watering holes, an old bridge topped by prayer flags from the villagers, a decaying fresco at the site where King Bhima Disampati was killed while hunting tigers, five carvings that portray the evolving relationship between the people of Anandapur and nature, and a temple that houses the remains of Ananta, Anandapur’s founder.
  • guests can view African animals at Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, a similar trail in the Animal Kingdom’s Africa section.

Top 5 Tips for Maharajah Jungle Trek

  • Pick up a guide map and an animal description card at the attraction’s entrance.
  • Ask questions of the guides stationed along the trail.
  • Take pictures of the animals.
  • Take your time on the trail such as to enjoy all the details.
  • Guests wanting to see the tigers should visit the trail early in the morning or late in the day, when they are more likely to be active.
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