Published: May 27, 2013 at 5:53 AMAlways thought it was best to head for the Safari first and then work clockwise through Asia, to Nemo and Dinosaur with Bug's Life and Lion King to wrap it up the day by 1pm.
Safari doesn't have single rider option and while lower rated than than Everest...it is probably the biggest reason a guest visits this park for the first time.
Published: May 27, 2013 at 7:19 AMWHAT? No Triceratopspin? No Affection Station? Those are the best attractions in the park!!!
In all seriousness, what about Flights of Wonder? I have found it to be a great bird show especially compared to many zoos across America.
Published: May 27, 2013 at 8:46 AMMy wife and I did the Wild Africa Trek last November. Without a doubt it was the highlight of our entire two week vacation and we cannot speak highly enough of the experience. What was really nice was that there was no pretence that we were in Africa, like on the Kilimanjaro attraction. Instead we were given a lot of background information and were able to get a unique perspective on the whole thing that really enhanced my admiration for it. And the photos when the arrived back home were the icing on the cake.
If you're not doing the Wild Africa Trek you might want to consider doing the Kilimanjaro Safari earlier in the day as the animals are at their most active before it gets hot and you will see far more than later on when they are largely sleeping...
Published: May 27, 2013 at 1:05 PMAnimal Kingdom is awsome forever and ever!
*hides Universal Studious shirt.
Published: May 27, 2013 at 3:57 PMDAK is one of those parks that you have to plan your day based of the type of EXP you would like to have.
If you are a ride fanatic you hit E.E and then move on working your way around the park.
If you are all about the show you hit up Nemo and then work your way counter clock-wards towards FOLK.
If you love animals then you hit Kilimanjaro Safari first thing (earlier the better cause there are more animal out in the open) and work clockwise though the park hitting the tails.
What EVERYONE misses out on is the 100% stellar performances put on by entertainment with the street entertainment. everyone walks by and never gives them a second thought
Published: May 27, 2013 at 7:04 PMI would also recommend doing the safari either first thing or grabbing a FastPass on the walk to Everest to ride sometime before 11:00 AM. Having taken morning and afternoon safaris, my experience has been that there are far more animals out and about before noon than after lunch. Disney does try to keep the animals out and visible, but the later in the day you take the safari, the fewer animals you're likely to see.
Published: May 28, 2013 at 8:52 AMI find that DAK is a wandering park. If you go in with notions of "Hit this first", and schedule that, you miss out on what the park is all about, which is wandering about discovering things.
There is so much to see and do that is not specifically attraction based - Meander through the streets of Asia, taking lots of pictures, explore the trails around the TOL trying to spot as many animals as you can, sit in the shade near the water's edge and watch the monkeys (or turn around and watch the people), get splashed in one of the many "showers" positioned through out the park, study the beautiful architecture on Discovery Island, and listen to Guitar Dan make up songs on the fly.
Go slow - DAK is a steaming jungle that will suck the soft, air-conditioned life right out of you, but it's best enjoyed by going slow.