First off, the details in Animal Kingdom are breathtaking! I adore getting to the park at rope drop and just taking in the beauty of the park. The Tree of Life greets guests as they enter. For those who don't know, the Tree of Life is a man made tree that is filled with carvings of wildlife. It is amazing, and you should really allow some time to walk around it to take it all in.
The Tree of Life
Carving near the Tree
There is a beautiful garden around the Tree of Life
Some of the animals you may encounter on Kilimanjaro Safari
When you exit the safari, you may encounter some cast members from Africa that will be happy to talk to you about their culture, and they may even teach you a few words in their native language!
Other things not to miss in Africa are The Festival of the Lion King, The Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, plus the vibrant street entertainment through the village.
Crossing into Asia, you will notice a lushness in the landscape.
Welcome to Asia
One of my favorite pictures, on the bridge in Asia, looking at Africa.
The starring attractions here are Expedition Everest, and Kali River Rapids.
Escape from the Yeti on the thrilling Expedition Everest
A shrine at the base of Expedition Everest
When you add in all there is to do at Rafiki's Planet Watch, Dinoland USA, plus everything to explore on Discovery Island, it is so clear that this is a park to stop and smell the roses! Take your time, and savor the experience of Animal Kingdom.
Flynn decided that he LOVED Donald on our last trip!
Meeting Donald in his safari gear is the best!
Rafiki's Planet Watch...because where else can you meet Rafiki!
The Affection Section at Rafiki's Planet Watch is the perfect place to unwind while the kids pet some animals.