Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 28, 2012
    Michael from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have 2 girls 7 and 11 and they LOVE animals so, I want to make sure that heir Animal Kingdom experience is the most magical day.... Do you have any suggestions or tips for Animal Kingdom?

    Hi Michael!

    You, and your girls, are just going to LOVE Disney's Animal Kingdom Park.

    Your Princesses are sure to enjoy many fantastic animal attractions during your day spent at Animal Kingdom. As it's one of my favourite parks to enjoy, I'd be happy to share some tips on what to enjoy there.

    Be sure to start your day off early and head straight over to the Africa side of the park to take in Kilimanjaro Safaris as your first attraction. Early in the day when the animals are all out grazing the savannah, before the sun gets high, is the best time to enjoy this incredible attraction. After the safari, be sure to take a ride on the Wildlife Express Train up to Rafiki's Planet Watch and visit Conservation Station and the Affection Section Petting Zoo. Here your girls will enjoy up close interactions with some cute and cuddly animals! Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and the Maharajah Jungle Trek and be sure to schedule in a show time to enjoy the Flights of Wonder live bird show. On your way through the forest from Africa to Asia, be sure to keep an eye out for 'DeVine' ... ask a Cast Member or Disney's PhotoPass Photographer along the way where you might find her that day. She's worth looking for and makes for some fantastic and fascinating photos!

    Be sure to also make time to see Festival of the Lion King, a 30-minute Broadway style musical stage show as well as Finding Nemo - The Musical.

    If at any point you feel the need to cool off a little, dare to brave Kali River Rapids with the whole family! You may get just a little bit damp ... or maybe even soaked! ;) If there are daredevils amongst you, Expedition Everest is an absolute must-do! It's by far my favourite "thrill" attraction!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World Michael!


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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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