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Old 04-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Question My Animal Kingdom...

OK this the 4th little exercise I want MANY Disdads to participate in.
(If you answered on our other forum...no need to answer here)

What we are looking for from each of you give several (at least 10, no more than 20) "Attractions" regarding Animal Kingdom. By "Attractions" I mean, Rides, Shows, Resturants, Experience, etc...that when someone ask you... "Hey, (name)...what is it that you like so much about the Animal Kingdom?"

I'm not looking for you to rank these...just what you think of when you think Animal Kingdom. This is "My Animal Kingdom."

I encourage you to make your list without influence from others posts...make your list first then read the others and edit your post later if needed...but I think the first gut impression will probably be best. Cause this is Your Animal Kingdom...not Dave's.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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I love AK, pry #2 favorite. Love the atmosphere other then the added humidity (I'm not crazy about heat and/or humidity). I think Dino land is poor other than Dinosaur. This is a park where EMH really helps. First time I went there, month of October, it closed at 5pm! Last time i went, EMH to 8pm I think it was. Back to back Yetti Coaster rides in the dark!

No specific order.
  1. Atmosphere
  2. Its Tough to be a Bug (best 4D ever!)
  3. Tree of Life
  4. Rainforest Cafe
  5. Dinosaur (I think Indiana Jones at DL is better)
  6. Expedition Everest @ Night!
  7. Finding Nemo
  8. Maharajah Jungle Trek
  9. Wildlife Train ride & Habitat/Conservation Section
  10. Kilimanjaro Safari
  11. Oasis Exhibits
  12. And I have yet to make it to the Lion King :-(
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Safari Ride
E Everest
Lion King show
Nemo show
Dinosaur Ride (back in time)
Dinosaur Ride (like Dumbo)
Tree of Life
Pictures with Safari Mickey and friends
Bugs Life
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Had to cheat a bit to keep it to 10. I would much rather spend a day here than at DHS.

Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition
Kali River Rapids
Flights of Wonder
Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails
Maharajah Jungle Trek/Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
Tusker House Restaurant
The Boneyard
Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade
The Tree of Life/ It's Tough to be a Bug!
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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I’ll play along…

(in order, it would go like this)

Expedition Everest
The Flame Tree Barbeque (best counter service in any park)
The View across Discovery River from the Flame Tree toward Asia
Maharajah Jungle Trek
Hunting for Hidden Mickeys
Finding Nemo
Any of the Live Musicians
Kilimanjaro Safaris & the Pangani Trail
The architecture in the Africa and Asia parts of the park
Afternoon Parade
Primeval Whirl (if the line is manageable)
Festival of the Lion King
Finding the various animals in the tree of life
Watching the cranes settling in the trees for the night in the Oasis area
Roaming around Rafiki’s Planet Watch
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #7
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Admiring the Tree of Life
Kilimanjaro Safari
Festival of the Lion King
Kali River Rapids
A working Yeti

We do many other things there, but I don't consider any of them to be "must do", just other things to do.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #8
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Expedition Everest
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Tusker House
Flame Tree BBQ
Finding Nemo Musical
Festival of the Lion King
Flights of Wonder
Dawa Bar
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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1) Kilimanjaro Safari
2) Festival of the Lion King
3) Expedition Everest
4) Dinosaur
5) Donald's Safari Breakfast
6) Tusker House Rest.
7) Yak and Yeti Rest.
8) Africa
9) Asia
10) Tree of Life

However, this is my least favorite of the four main parks

July 2006 Full Ginger Family (DW, DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4, DS5, DSisinlaw, & I) @ Coronado Springs Resort for D.A.R.E. Conference.
March 2010 Ginger Parents (DW & I) @ Caribbean Beach Resort for 23rd Anniversary.
March 2011 Ginger Parents (DW & I) @ Port Orleans Resort - Riverside for 24th Anniversary.
October 2011 Ginger Partial Family (DW, DS4, DS5, & I) @ Caribbean Beach Resort for a Birthdayx2/Halloween Celebration.
August 2012 Ginger Family (DW, DS1, DS2, DS2GF, DS3, DS3GF, DGS1, DS4, DS5, & I) @ Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village for a Birthdayx3/Family Celebration.
May 2013 Ginger Parents (DW & I) @ Boardwalk Villas for Silver Anniversary.
July 2014 Ginger Family (DW, DS4, DS5, & I) @ Coronado Springs for Independence Day Celebration

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:09 PM   #10
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Finding Nemo - best show at WDW IMO
Festival of the Lion King - 2nd best show at WDW
Tusker House Restaurant - love this place, never miss it
Kilimanjaro Safari - LOVE this
Kali River Rapids - especially when its hot..
Expedition Everest - almost getting to old for this
Dinosaur - too old for this but still love it
Its Tough to be a Bug - relaxing in the COOL
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #11
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1. Festival of the Lion King
2. Finding Nemo
3. Love watching my kids at Flights of Wonder
4. Lunch at Tusker House
5. Digging with the kids at the Boneyard
5. Following the kids through Pangani Forest
6. Kilimanjaro Safaris watching my wife smile (her fav ride in all of Disney)
7. Its Tough to be a Bug (not to scary for my little men)
8. usually out of time by now

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Old 06-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #12
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Here is my list

1 kilimanjaro safari
2 Festival of the Lion King
3 Kali River Rapids
4 Maharajah Jungle Trek
5 Pangani Forest expedition trail
6 Jungle Parade
7 Dinosaur
8 It’s Tough tobe a Bug!
9 Tree of Life
10 Finding Nemo
11 Flame Tree BBQ
12 (Havent made it to EE yet)
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #13
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Kilimanjaro Safaris, especially singing "when I was a young warthog", when we pass the warthogs


Flame Tree BBQ, sitting down by the water


Expedition Everest


Streetmosphere music

Tree of Life

Animal trails

Tough to be a Bug



Ice Cream from Dino Bite Snacks

Festival of the Lion King

And, you guessed it, hot
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #14
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My Animal Kingdom:

1) Expedition everest

2) Kilamanjaro Safari

3) Dinosaur

4) Primevil Whirl

5) Finding Nemo

6) Tough To Be A Bug

7) The Lion King

8) Afternoon Parade

9) Yak and Yeti

10) Tree Of Life

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #15
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late, but here it is..

My Animal Kingdom is...

Expedition Everest
Kali River Rapids
Kilomanjaro Safaris
maharaja jungle trek
It's Tough to be a bug
Finding Nemo the Musical
Camp minnie Mickey
Tusker House breakfast
Festival of the Lion King
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