Disney's Animal Kingdom

We visited Animal Kingdom on a Monday, so most of the holiday crowds had gone home. We first went to Kilamanjaro Safaris and picked up a Fastpass.

From there, it was off to It's Tough to Be a Bug, then Dinosaur. When Countdown to Extinction changed its name to Dinosaur, the height requirement dropped to 40". To make that happen, WDI had to tone down the ride a bit. But from our seats in the front row, I couldn't tell - it was as rough as ever.

We headed back for our safari, and managed to get some nice pictures along the way. We then did the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.

After a quick lunch and some shopping, it was off to Kali River Rapids. This is a fun ride but its way too short. We went next to the Maharajah Jungle Trek, where we got up close and person with some tigers, bats, and birds.

And that was about it, here. We skipped the shows, and headed to EPCOT to try to get on Test Track (didn't happen).


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The main entrance, dressed up for the holidays. A close-up look at the Tree of Life. You can find more pictures in my other trip reports.

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More animals carved in the "trunk" Kangaroo

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The next few photos are from our Kilamanjaro Safari. I have no idea what these animals are (forgot). Crocodiles...

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A nice shot of some giraffes. Another giraffe having lunch.

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An African Elephant. And a few more...

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Don't remember what these are either. Intricate details at one of the eating areas of the Flame Tree BBQ restaurant.

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Mom (hidden) really enjoyed getting wet on Kali River Rapids. A giant fruit bat -- and they mean giant!

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You can get much closer to these tigers than this, on the Maharaja Jungle Trek.  

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