Top 4 Rides & Shows You Must Experience at Animal Kingdom

by Disney Blogger




There are 4 main attractions anyone who is visiting Disney World's Animal Kingdom should experience. They are not ranked in any specific order.

Festival of the Lion King

The Festival of the Lion King is a great puppetry, and broadway like show kids, parents, and even grand parents would absolutely love! It is so popular infact that their are multiple shows per day. You will get to meet Simba and his animal friends including Timon and Pumba. I enjoy this show so much that I make sure I watch it anytime I go to Animal Kingdom. While at the show, you will be immersed in songs from the Lion King like 'Can you feel the Love tonight', 'Just can't wait to be king', 'The circle of life', and 'Be prepared'. They also have audience participation , stunts, dancing, and you can sing along with the cast of Disney's Festival of the Lion King. I liked this festival so much that I decided to re-watch the Lion King DVD.

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The show is presented inside an enclosed theater in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Guests sit in four sections, each designated with an animal name: Warthog, Elephant, Giraffe, and Lion. ... Among them are Lion King characters Simba, Pumbaa (both puppets on floats), and Timon (played by a live performer). The show and music is so amazing that a soundtrack CD was released in 2001, titled "Festival of The Lion King (Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World)" with all of the songs in show and more !

See the video here: Published on Dec 25, 2016
A video of Festival of the Lion King at Disney World ! Festival of the Lion King, an original interpretation of the Disney animated film The Lion King, is a live stage musical performed in Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida


Kilimanjaro Safaris

Have you ever wanted to go to Africa and experience the Savanna and the wild life there. With this ride, you can do just that ! Now this isn't a roller coaster, or your typical ride, you ride off in an actual vehicle high off the ground to keep you and your family out of harms way of the animals, and get a tour of real-live exotic animals from the African savanna. These animals are not locked up in a cage but have the freedom to roam around in the area you are riding in. Sometimes the vehicle has to literally stop just to let giraffes and their babies or a rhino cross the path your vehicle is on. Their is an operator (driver) of the vehicle who will not only point out the different animals around, but also give you some information about both the animal and their habitat. The ride is a different experience during the night, when the nocturnal animals come out to play, and you will get nocturnal encounters. Through out this ride you will see the commitment Disney has to wildlife conservation. I highly suggest doing this ride once during the day and once during the night !

Kali River Rapids

Kali River Rapids is a water ride. You get to take a raft through the jungle like landscape, where I guarantee you will get wet. This ride is perfect for the summer time when the Florida heat is at its peak, to cool down a little bit. You never know which side of the raft will go through the water fall, but it's always funny when someone other than me gets soaked by the water simply because of how the raft is oriented !

Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the only roller coaster at Animal Kingdom, and the name is perfect for such a ride that goes so far up in the air. I truly enjoy the engineering behind this ride. Be sure to watch out for the Yeti ( a Big Foot like creature), it just may reach out to grab you. If you love the feeling of 'butterflies' in your stomach this is definitely the ride for you, you go forward and backwards, up and down. This is a very popular ride so try to get there early to avoid massive line wait times.


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