Living like animals in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
I think wildlife is pretty cool. It’s pretty amazing that there is still a theme park that thrives on simulating a jungle habitat. Especially after recently learning about the failure that was Jungle Habitat via Tom Scharpling on The Best Show on WFMU.
We didn’t allocate a lot of time to this park because, looking at the map, there weren’t many things we both wanted to do there. We did at the very least want to stop by so I could see what it was all about now (Cassie’s been there multiple times). So we spent half a day there and split after lunch at Yak and Yeti.
The main attraction of the park is a bus/trolley tour through a simulated jungle. In that tour, you get to see a number of exotic and truly awesome beasts.
At one point, they kind of threaten you with this sign:
It was lightly raining while we visited the park; it was annoying, but not as annoying as it became later in the trip. After our tour of the safari, we walked the entire park and saw the fun little Asian and African “towns” they created within the park.
I got to play some bongos too!
It’s definitely a park I think kids would get a kick out of, but there wasn’t much there for me aside from the safari tour. You know me, though; I make a great time out of anything!
There was a dinosaur park that didn’t have any real dinosaurs, which was an expected disappointment, but I did get to snap a picture of a dinosaur statue because dinosaurs rock!