Disney World Vacations – Ride Raves: Part 4
Ride Raves – Disney
Part 4: Animal Kingdom
This is by far the most unique theme park in Orlando. Although Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is similar to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in that they both have rides, both work in animal conservation, and both have live animal tours with savanna themes. However, Disney’s Animal Kingdom allows guests to see behind the scenes into their animal conservation methods, and their Animal Kingdom hotel is located right inside the savanna, allowing guests an up-close look at the animals. All Disney World theme parks have a central feature- Disney’s Magic Kingdom has Cinderella’s Castle, Disney’s Epcot has the giant ‘golf ball,’ Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a large wizard’s hat with Mickey’s hand and a wand on it, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom has what is arguably the most artful centerpiece- the gigantic Tree of Life, which has hundreds of animals ‘carved’ right into its trunk.
It’s Tough To Be a Bug!
This show is a comical 4-D experience featuring characters from A Bug’s Life. It’s a fun show and suitable for all ages; I usually don’t like a lot of those ‘4-D’ things but this one is definitely worth the trip. This one’s in Discovery Island. You can’t miss it- just look for the giant tree!
Festival of the Lion King
Yes, another show! This one is a spectacular live show set on a stage located in Camp Minnie-Mickey. This show is inspired by Disney’s The Lion King and is a beautiful performance with great acrobatics and wonderful music.
This is more of a ride than a show. Located in ‘Africa,’ the safari drives guests through a realistic savanna teeming with wildlife.
This ride is an exciting roller coaster; it shoots guests through the Forbidden Mountain. Beware the Yeti!
What’s your favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom ride? Let us know in the comments!