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“Very Different”

Disney's Animal Kingdom
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USD 31.99*
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Orlando Helicopter Tour from International Drive Area
Ranked #9 of 421 things to do in Orlando
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "The largest of the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom park is filled with attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney's dedication to nature and conservation. The park leads the way in animal care, education and research—for an enchanting experience that blends learning with family fun.Home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney's Animal Kingdom park is the biggest animal-themed park in the world!Disney's Animal Kingdom park is divided into 7 areas:OasisDiscovery Island® areaCamp Minnie-MickeyAfricaRafiki's Planet Watch® areaAsiaDinoland, U.S.A.® areaEncounter rare and majestic animals—and get close enough to pet some of them! Exciting attractions await, along with live and wild entertainment like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement.From the spectacular scenery of the African savanna—where you may spot zebras, elephants and hippos—to the high-altitude, roller coaster thrills of Expedition Everest® in Asia, global adventures abound at Disney's Animal Kingdom park.
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Very Different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Only Disney is able to recreate an African safari. Thoroughly enjoyable but crowded. Go early in the morning if you can. The hotter the day gets, the more lazy the animals become.

Visited February 2012
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“Hot!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Than goodness for the Rainforest Cafe. Too many people, not enough rides and it is hot!

Visited December 2011
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“The best of the kingdoms.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Not as crowded as most. Well arrnaged - the safari trip was unbelievably exciting. Almost as if you were in Africa despite the cutesy operator patter.

Visited February 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“What a great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Be sure to do the safari ride- like a zoo without cages!

Visited February 2012
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“Compared to Disney's other themeparks, AK was a let down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Firstly I should qualify that we were a party comprising 2 adults and 2 teenagers (19 & 17 yo). Families with younger kids in particular may differ in opinion.

Having been to Disneyland CA, all the other 3 Disney themeparks in FL and Universal in both CA and FL, Animal Kingdom was a let down. If you are determined to visit all 4 WDW themeparks in FL, then do AK first. That way, it won't feel as much of a let down. We did it last and was disappointed. We would have preferred to spend the day revisiting one of the others.

Having said the above, AK was not without its positives. Expedeition Everest was a fun ride we could do over and over again. Lion King and Nemo shows were entertaining and they would get the kids all excited. Other than that it is not much more than a zoo. I say this without any disrespect to the highly committed staff and the tremendous work they do in relation to conservation and management of animals and so on. In fact, we were impressed to the point of making donations. Yes, please donate as the funds go towards the animals!

Even the parade, in comparison to its counterparts in Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, was lacking. If you have only three days, skip AK. If you have four days, skip it too! Spare days should go towards MK or EPCOT.

Otherwise WDW is a winner! And we will gladly go back.

Visited January 2012
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