• On Sep 16, 2009
    Jennifer from PA 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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    Hi! I have a question on It's Tough To Be a Bug at AK. I've read that the experience includes "stings." I'm sure Disney wouldn't do anything actually hurts, but can't find any info to the contrary either. Would you be able to clarify? Thanks

    The It's Tough to be a A Bug attraction at the Animal Kingdom has many special effects, but none of them are painful. Here are some of the forms of stimulation you will find in It's Tough to Be a Bug:

    3-D movie on screen

    The room is quite dark

    (Fake) spiders drop from the ceiling

    (Fake) fog wafts into the room

    Small squirts of water

    Your seat vibrating (but not moving)

    Puffs of air in your face

    A blunt piece of plastic giving you a quick, gentle poke in the back (this is the sting)

    A stinky smell is briefly in the room

    The overall impact of all these effects is incredible, but this is A LOT of stimulation for some people. Many younger children are quite frightened of this movie. If you have skittish kids, you might want to hold off until they are at least 7 or 8 years old.
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I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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