Disney's Animal Kingdom
Opening with great reviews in
1998 was Disney's Animal Kingdom one of the four major theme parks. As one of
the largest parks in the world, Animal Kingdom departed from the typical Disney
themed complete around animall conservation. Pionneered by Walt himself,
this philosophy was intended to educate populist regarding the co-existance
with animals. Not a zoo, the Animal kingdom boasts nearly 10 million
visitors each year. Featuring a number of exotic animal habitats, Oasis is the
gateway to the animal kingdom and it's where we begin our journey..
The sun has risen. The trees have
parted. And Disney has opened the gates to a world of adventure celebrating
man's enduring love of animals, with Disney's Animal Kingdom. Every path in
this fourth Walt Disney World Park leads to thrilling encounters with the real,
imaginary, and extinct creatures who rule here. So get ready for a journey into
the mysteries, marvels, and thrills of the ever-unfolding story of animals.
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The Animal Kingdom Park covers 500 acres. Among it's
residents are over 1700 animals representing 250 different species. Great
efforts were made to re-create their native habitats. Over 4 million plants,
trees, grasses and shrubs were planted to produce this jungle in the midst of
The majestic Tree of Life is the
icon of this park and serves as the center of the hub that leads to the
different sections. At 14 stories tall, this amazing showpiece commands your
attention. You'll find 325 animals intertwined in it's intricately sculpted
trunk and limbs. Located on Discovery Island, the Tree of Life is home to the
3D attraction, "It's Tough To Be A Bug." Put on your
"Bugs Eyes" and be prepared to be chilled and thrilled as you experience life
from the perspective of an insect.
In Africa you'll find the not to be missed Kilimanjaro
Safari. You're transported in open air vehicles on an amazing
journey through the African Savannah. Elephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes,
gazelles, zebras and a bevy of other animals freely roam the terrain.
At Camp Minnie-Mickey you'll
find character greeting stations. Here you can get those special hugs and
photos with your favorite Disney friend. The fabulous Festival of the
Lion King show is performed in this section. With an amazing and
talented cast, this lively show is considered one of Disney's best. Another
show found here is Pocahontas and her Forest Friends.
With Grandmother Willow serving as her guide, Pocahontas learns a lesson in
protecting the forest and it's many residents.
Dinoland U.S.A. has a carnival
atmosphere. You can try your luck at the Fossil Fun Games. At the Boneyard,
kids can climb fossils in this prehistoric playground.
The Conservation Station features
a glimpse of the veterinary care, research and food preparation that are an
integral part of this park. Lessons in conservation are found throughout this
section. Kids will love the chance to pet some furry friends in the Affection