December 1, 2017

Animal Kingdom (WDW)

Welcome to Disney's Animal Kingdom

The centerpiece for the park is the Tree of Light

Let's head into Dinoland USA first

There is a huge skeleton guarding the entrance to the area

Dinosaur is one of the marquee attractions here.  You board a jeep and go back in time to save a dinosaur.

This skeleton is of the dinosaur that attacks you while on the ride.

Next door is the carnival area - Dino Rama!

Primeval Whirl is a twin set of spinning coasters.

The track takes you past several cheesy scenes as you maneuver hairpin turns and sudden drops. 
Ever wonder what the Dumbo ride would look like with triceratops?  Well wonder no more.

A big brontosaurus stands guard over the games section

Moving into the next section of the park

The big marquee rollercoaster at the park is Expedition Everest.

The peaks of Expedition Everest.
A train of riders heading up to the peak.
Zooming back down the mountain.

There are several different animal exhibits sprinkled around the park

Kali River Rapids is the park's lone water ride.

After some turbulent rapids, your raft careens down a very large waterfall.

You will be lucky if you escape the ride dry.

Kilimanjaro Safaris is the crown jewel of the park.

You board a jeep and then go out into the "wild game reserve"

You might even see a hippo


Out on the Serengeti you will see lots of animals intermingling.

It was neat to see so many lions together.

Flamingos ahead of our jeep.

Time for Festival of the Lion King

What originally started out as a "place holder show" using recycled floats from a former parade has become a crowd favorite.

The show feature a lot of cast members.

The tumble monkeys are a crowd favorite.

Everything is better with fire

A great show and worth a stop to watch

Inside the Tree of Life is "It's Tough to Be A Bug" a 4D spectacular featuring the characters from Pixar's A Bug's Life.

The Christmas tree for Animal Kingdom.

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