A photo tour of the best of Disney's Animal Kingdom
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Come along with us on a photo tour of my favorite four attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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?
I havent been there since I was 6, but Kilimanjaro safaris is definatly my favorite.
Robert, can you give us a recap of all you did in the park? I need my Disney fix, won't be there until another 3 weeks, and I want to see Disney vicariously through writing.
If I had to pick one thing it would be Kilimanjaro Safaris. Nothing like having a full-grown giraffe running alongside your vehicle a mere 5 feet away from you!! One of the greatest experiences of my life.
Did you try the new close up walk, I know I'm getting the name wrong? The write ups sound interesting.
My favorite would be Everest if the darned Yeti was working! Thank goodness I went on it when it was properly working. In fact, I was one of the first people to ride it when it opened, and there was no line!
Animal Kingdom is a nice park. I enjoyed it a lot, but I get AK fatigue. The park is extremely hot. It seems to have a lot of filler material. There are things that are not quite worth waiting for like Dinosaur and Bug's. The train ride to the animal exhibit seems so lame. Its a beautiful park, but it has a lot of lost potential.
Now that the Yeti is just a strobe light of its former glory, Dinosaur is my favorite
Long lens. Fast shutter. Lots and lots and lots of photos in the trash.
Working Yeti is my favorite, but I really enjoyed Festival of the Lion King.
Only recently has Animal Kingdom become worth the price of admission. Wanna see giraffes roam near your car? I would strongly suggest paying a visit to Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, FL. I saw two giraffes which blocked my car and craned their necks against one another. In my opinion, it's one of the true hidden gems of Florida.
A must every visit is Dawa Bar. Great place for a cool "refreshment".Sharon the bartender has been there forever. I'm even in the family photo book.
I have to say Expedition Everest without a doubt. I rode it 4 times this past week, which to me with July's attendance numbers makes me proud. I think the Safari is also a great trip, as it should be, with it taking up so much Real Estate in AK. Don't really like Musical's to much though. For the most part My Culture, doesn't like Musical's in general.
Dinosaur is my favorite ride in all of Disney World, so it's my favorite at AK. Although not on a lot of people's must see list, Flights of Wonders is a really neat, well done show.
I managed to take some -- SOME -- good pics on the Safari, too. If you're no camera expert, my best advice is to take lots of shots, and make copious use of the zoom lens.
Fantastic pictures! Your pictures summed up a wonderful park!
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