Published: January 11, 2010 at 12:47 PMThis is always a fun ride. Just being able to see so many different animals at one time makes the normal trek around a zoo so boring. Plus since the animals are moving around, you may not see them all in a single pass, so it adds to the re-ride-ability of this attractions.
Let me also give a shout out to the cast members who operate this attraction. There is SO much information that they have to know. With so many animals out there, knowing what they look like and knowing so much about each of them, keeping an eye out for where they like to chill out, and drive a big truck all at the same time takes a lot of skill and hard work to put on a good show.
Published: January 11, 2010 at 1:23 PMAnybody who follows the NCAA basketball tourney knows that a 12 seed has beaten a 5 seed in the each of the past couple of years. Kilimanjaro has a chance to do that here. This ride is truly unique and always entertaining, you never know what you will see. Being around live animals ,and sometimes really close to them, is thrilling. Kilimanjaro is just awesome and the 5 seed here is in trouble.
Published: January 11, 2010 at 4:55 PMThis ride is almost perfect (I'd give it a 9-Outstanding), and only makes this category even tougher. Great selections so far.
If they'd just lose the cheesy poacher storyline, and perhaps juice up the queue with some animal facts/footage, then this could be the best ride at Animal Kingdom.
Published: January 12, 2010 at 6:47 PMAfter going on an African safari and then this ride the following year makes me realize how horribly themed it is. The use of baobobs all over the place is completely false. Although you may see all these animals together, they are never found that close together. Also most of the lions in Africa have been captured and are kept in very large (1 square mile) pens for use in hunting, they never are lying down either. Disney trying to be educational is an epic fail. The names of the animals aren't specif at all. They label a "southern greater kudu" as kudu and a "plains zebra" just zebra.
Published: January 13, 2010 at 5:00 AMThis really is an excellent attraction. I just wish I could get there early enough to get the most out of it.