A photo tour of the best of Disney's Animal Kingdom
Published: July 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM
We started our day with Expedition Everest.
Take time to notice one of the most richly detailed queues in theme parks:
You're walking through a museum of the Yeti, with an exhibition on the "Lost Expedition" of 1982. What's in that photo on the right? Is it... an arm? Fangs? Foreshadowing?
Alas, the photos might be more menacing that the somewhat dimly strobe-lit "Disco Yeti" you'll find inside the mountain. It's disheartening how few visitors these days even know that the Yeti's supposed to move, swiping at your coaster train with his enormous arm.
Unlike on Everest, the wildlife has been known to move from time to time on the Kilimanjaro Safaris. Let's start with... hippos!
And my family's favorite, the "Nile" crocodile.
Time for some close-ups!
Animal Kingdom is home to two of my favorite live musical shows in theme parks, including one of your all-time top five: Festival of the Lion King.
I also love the staging and singing puppeteer talent on display in Finding Nemo - The Musical:
What's your favorite sight in Disney's Animal Kingdom?