As its name implies, the park's primary
theme is animals - both live and mythical. Located
in the enormous Walt Disney World complex near Orlando, it
is among the many attractions and resorts. Adults and
kids have always enjoyed this park, and with the addition of Expedition
Everest™, teens will also find the place enjoyable.
park is organized into seven theme areas. The
entrance of the park leads to the Oasis with viewing locations
and tropical gardens. Walk
across streams on rustic bridges and along paths rich in flora and
A unique family restaurant with rainforest canopy overhead, cascading waterfalls, erupting volcanoes, animated jungle creatures and periodic simulated thunder and lightning.
Oasis leads to Discovery Island which serves as the central hub to
all other areas of the park. Discovery Island's most prominent
feature is the Tree of Life, an impressive 14-story
sculpted tree with 325 animal carvings in its outer bark. The
50-foot wide tree sits over the It's Tough to Be a Bug® theater.
An amazing show with 3-D and mechanical effects that will wow the audience. Gain a better appreciation for the life of bugs while enjoying the hilarity of the show.
out from Discovery Island and moving clockwise from Oasis, we encounter
Camp Minnie-Mickey. The Festival of the Lion King is
the must-see attraction here. Inside the circular theater, a
cast of exotically costumed actors dance, sing and perform acrobatics. Giant
displays with Mufasa, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa complement the theme.
Meet many of Disney's characters at the Camp
Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails. Get your autograph and
picture taken with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pocahontas and Rafiki.
Back across Discovery Island and over to Africa we find Kilimanjaro
Safaris®. Oversized, all-terrain,
safari vehicles takes guests on a wild ride across an African savannah
were live animals roam free. From these open-air vehicles, see
flamingoes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, giraffes, hippos, rhinos,
ostriches, cheetahs, eland, zebra and storks. Watch for 20 foot
high termite mounds, ride along the bumpy trails across the grasslands,
and keep a look out for poachers!
the exhilarating safari, enjoy a stroll along the Pangani Forest
Exploration Trail®. Witness
exotic birds, fish, gorillas, meerkats and okapi. The trail has
an underwater viewing areas where colorful fish and huge hippos can
be seen swimming in clear, blue water. The rare okapi will surprise
many with its looks of half zebra and half something else! It
is actually a relative of the giraffe.