Readers' Opinions

From James Rao on April 17, 2008 at 4:02 PM
Nice plan, Robert. I think it works fine. If you add an extra attraction for the off season traveler, IT'S TOUGH TO BE A BUG is a real winner. And, I happen to like the Kali River Rapids quite a bit, however, the best time to catch that one is right before you leave so you don't have to tour soaked.

As for restaurants, I think Yak and Yeti is worth the effort. The appetizers and desserts are universally given a thumbs up, just some of the entrees are hit or miss. The theming of the restaurant makes it a real winner. And it certainly fits the park's overall theme.

From Kelly Smith on April 17, 2008 at 3:40 PM
Looks good, just one quick note -- Tusker House is now officially a table service restaurant, but it's a buffet (supposedly somewhat similar to Boma, but I've never eaten there).
From Robert Niles on April 17, 2008 at 6:57 PM
I'm trying to steer clear of the buffets for lunch on the tours. I'm figuring that after the morning, you want to sit and have someone wait on you.
From Paul Jeffs on April 18, 2008 at 7:57 AM
I'd recommend hitting 'Kilimanjaro Safaris' either first thing in the morning or last thing at night as the animals tend to just hide in the shade or sleep in the sun from mid-morning to to mid-afternoon.
AK is one of the best examples of stop-and-smell-the-roses parks, and I don't envy anyone who has to squeeze it all into 4 hours. Sure, you can ride the biggies, but you'll be missing some superb attention to detail.
From Robert Niles on April 18, 2008 at 10:20 AM
I think that one of the advantages of these tour is that, by getting you through all the top attractions early in the day, it frees up your afternoon and evening for unstructured "stop and smell the roses" wandering, without feeling pressure to get to one of the big rides. (Since you've already done them.)
From Sylvain Comeau on April 19, 2008 at 12:22 PM
Why double back to Kilimanjaro Safaris after Everest? Dinosaur is much closer. I say grab a Fastpass for Safaris first thing in the morning, then make a beeline for Everest. Then go to Dinosaur, which is nearby Everest, and by then your Fastpass for Safaris should be valid. If it's not yet, you probably have time for It's Tough to be a Bug, then Safari.
From Shannon Beauchemin on April 21, 2008 at 5:02 PM
You didn't include the best 3-D/4-d in Disneyworld, It's Tough to be a Bug. This is always a must do attraction.