Album: disney animal kingdom
October 10, 2007
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Animal Kingdom -- what a great park!
I was seriously hesitant and expecting 8 hours of "Can you feel the love tonight?" but instead it was great.
It is *totally* immersive, lush, and well laid out. Best of all, there are great "trek" walks throughout the park
to see different exotic animals (think like way better than the best zoo you've seen).
The little "asian" and "african" villages are so convincing and cute.
They even have a (thoughtfully, appropriately) roped off "Ganges River" scene.
I mean, you look at the vistas and go
"this is crazy! i'm taking pictures of faked places in the real world! but they're soooo well done!"
3 of my top 5 rides are at this park:
Kilimanjaro Safaris (great animals in totally immersive world/safari)
DINOSAUR (great! perfect modern ride)
It's Tough to be a Bug (stimulates 4 of the 5 senses!)
when you need in, always flash the card
colors in lush offbeat paths
the (fake) but impressive tree of life
great bridge view of asia on way to africa
stream and greenery -- rope bridge in upper right
african town before our safari
giraffe and view of safari vehicles
these had *amazingly* huge horns!
apparently their blood cools in their horns
next to my field photographer
"...in the jungle, the mightly jungle, the lion sleeps tonight"
rhino tucked over the hill
don't they look like they are in shakespeare costumes?
approaching asian village
hunter leaving the tiger area
cart prop detail -- details like this are all over the park!
little guy wheeling around
detail of carved "roots" of tree of life