Monday, February 11, 2019
Disney: Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom was, by far, my least favourite of the parks we visited (the others being Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom).
It feels like a half baked thought. I imagine some vice president musing "we should have a park with animals", and signing off on whatever the interns came up with.
Its not a Zoo, as there are few animals on display. Its not really a theme park, as, aside from zoology, there isn't a theme, and its not really a safari park, as there is only one small "ride" to drive thru to see animals, that lasts about 10 minutes.
However we managed to have a lot of fun there. The largest feature of the park is the massive Tree Of Life in the center. It is a fake tree, but truly massive. For a sense of scale those birds in the following photo are 4-5ft tall.
There are a few animals in the park, some free range, like this bird, who just sat in the shrubbery a few feet from where we sat to have a snack.
The ride was actually done in a real truck, which was odd for a theme park, but it was nice. We sat in the very back, and managed to squeeze off some photos between bounces and jostles. It is the one ride I had that day that I wish was a lot longer, as its almost impossible to appreciate animals of this size without stopping for a while.
In the Asian section we stopped for some more photos. It was a snake. Oooh.