My favourite Disney experience.

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Someone asked me the other day what my favourite Disney experience was?

Well that was a poser and I spent the best part of an evening flip flopping between all my many favourites.

It was while I was mentally checking through the rides that I realised how many awesome rides there are and what great value that makes the entrance tickets.

Eventually, though, I was happy to plump for the safari at Animal Kingdom; or to give it the correct moniker I should say The Kilimanjaro Safari.

We first visited A. K. in the spring of 1998 when it had just opened; we had the good fortune to be asked to test some of the rides that were not quite open. What a thrill!

I have to say that 14 years later the attraction has not waned.

So for those of you that have not yet been on this experience what can you expect?

The safari takes you through 800 sq miles of authentic looking Eastern African terrain including wetland, ituri forest and the terrain of the Serengetti.

You travel in an open sided truck and you are escorted by a cast member dressed in appropriate clothing. All the way aong he will point out all the animals to you and keeps up a running commentary.

The most astonishing thing is that you cannot see fences, cages, barriers, nothing. The animals are often within a few feet of you and yet you are perfectly safe; genius!

So what might you expect to see? Well there are lions , tigers, hippos, white rhino and elephant along with 12 other exotic species.

I have to comment on that fact that Disney underwent some criticism at the start of this project but the problems were soon resolved and now the animas look healthy, fit and happy.


As previously stated, Kilimanjaro Safari is situated within the Animal Kingdom park and there is no seperate entrance fee. The best place to purchase these (and indeed all of your) tickets is from this link http://www. orlandovillas. com/tickets. aspx Proper hard tickets with excellent customer care.

And finally, my top tip: always, always, always, make the safari your first port of call; as early in the morning as you can make it. That way you avoid the queues, but more important, you catch the animals when they are at their freshest and before they amble off fo a nap.

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