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Sunrise Safari At Disney's Animal Kingdom

So my personal high­light from this year's Disney trip was the Sunrise Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This is (or was) an extended version of the regular Kili­man­jaro Safari ride plus a buffet break­fast avail­able for a modest, by Disney stan­dards, price to DVC members staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Sadly this has been discon­tinued (perhaps due to ongoing expan­sion work at Animal Kingdom or in connec­tion with the planned expan­sion of regular Safari hours) though our guide said that a replace­ment was being planned which would focus on the animals in the Savannah's at the Lodge itself. That being the case I'm really glad I got a chance to do this Safari. As the name suggests it starts early. Everyone gathers in the Lobby at the Lodge around 7am and is loaded into a couple of buses to be taken to the back entrance to Animal Kingdom. On the way the guides, who work with the animals, offer up lots of back stage infor­ma­tion. Once there we are treated to an extended (roughly double the length) safari that offers two major advan­tages over the regular ride.

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Why Disney's Animal Kingdom Is More Than A Half Day Park

Over at Tour­ing­Plans they've posted a great article that gives six reasons why Disney's Animal Kingdom is not just a half day park. I've heard a lot of people online make the half-day park claim and several people in my own family aren't inclined to give it more time than that either. But I really … Continue reading Why Disney's Animal Kingdom Is More Than A Half Day Park

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Things You Didn't Notice When You Visited Disney's Animal Kingdom

[embed]http://youtu.be/8MGlBhRFsFg[/embed] The amount of detail and small touches revealed in this video is amazing. I've been to the Animal Kingdom twice and it's actu­ally prob­ably my favorite park, but I hadn't noticed most of these theming details. Of course Disney is highly praised for it's theming in general, but at least in the case of … Continue reading Things You Didn't Notice When You Visited Disney's Animal Kingdom

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