Week 3: Countdown to Disney- We’re looking Forward to Conquering Animal Kingdom!

February 21, 2012 3 Comments »
Week 3: Countdown to Disney- We’re looking Forward to Conquering Animal Kingdom!

The humongous over-sized tree of life with all of the intricate carvings and a real live safari that will fulfill my thirst to travel to African for the time-being are just some of the must-see things I look forward to at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

My family and I have never been to Animal Kingdom or Epcot. We always thought we’d save those two parks for when our kids got older. Now they are older and those two are actually the FIRST two we will hit with a vengeance when we get to Orlando.
And oh boy I cannot wait!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is divided into 7 areas:
•Discovery Island® area
•Camp Minnie-Mickey
•Rafiki’s Planet Watch® area
•Dinoland, U.S.A.® area

I don’t know how receptive my 3-year-old will be when seeing so many animals up close and personal, but it will be interesting for all of us. Especially the fact that it actually looks like the animals in the safari can get to us, but they actually can’t.

Here are some highlights of Disney’s Animal Kingdom:


Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park include exciting expeditions and wild adventures with animals. Get close to creatures, from the whimsical to the mighty, from feathered to fanciful. Use Disney’s FASTPASS system on popular attractions to reduce wait times.


Entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park includes elaborate parades, performances that feature nearly 20 species of birds and big-as-Broadway musical-stage shows and Disney Character meet and greets. For show schedules, check the Park calendar or Times Guide.


Take a walk on the wild side with Wild Africa Trek—a VIP adventure where you can enjoy close encounters with crocodiles, hippos and other exotic animals.


Dining at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park means sampling American, African and Asian-inspired cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner in restaurants that offer a range of experiences from quick-service to Character Dining to wildly themed.


Shopping at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park means finding authentic African art and imports—like baskets, masks and jewelry—as well as staples and souvenirs, such as film, sunscreen, plush toys, postcards, Disney Character merchandise and family apparel.


Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park offers several unique animal-related special experiences, including the Backstage Safari Tour, the Wild By Design Tour and the new Wild Africa Trek—where you can get closer to the animals than ever before!

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  1. Beth @ TheAngelForever February 23, 2012 at 9:28 am -

    Oh my goodness, you are going to love exploring Animal Kingdom and Epcot. So many great things for everyone in the family. I was lucky enough to try the African Trek last year and it was beyond amazing. Once my kids are older, I hope to do this as a family. Can’t wait to meet you in 62 days!

  2. Chris B February 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm -

    That tree is huge! I’m going to Animal Kingdom in a couple of days, Can’t wait!

  3. cincomom February 26, 2012 at 6:50 am -

    Thanks Beth!