Today we’re going to take a look at the top 5 attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This park tends to be a polarizing one for many WDW fans, but it undoubtably offers an unique experience. We may need to revisit this in 5 years when the Navi take over, but we?ll cross that bridge when we come to it. Without further ado:
5: Finding Nemo- The Musical
Often overlooked, this is one of the most immersive shows at WDW, and they do a great job of bringing you into the show. At about 30 minutes, it’s a longer show, but given that the theater is air-conditioned, it can be the perfect afternoon break on a hot day.
This is a must do if only to see the animatronics Disney put in here. They’re huge. It lacks any drops or twists of your typical thrill ride, but its a fun trip through prehistoric earth. With the addition of #2 on this list, this attraction has lost some buzz over the years, but its still worth a ride on each AK visit.
3: Festival of The Lion King
A great show, that only gets better when you see it through your child’s eyes for the first (or fiffteenth) time. The acrobatics and songs do a great job of getting the kids involved and excited in the show. The costumes and performers make this one of the best shows in any of the parks.
2: Expedition Everest
A terrific roller-coaster with one of the best twists (stop at the top and… BACK UP!) of any coaster around, this is a great ride all-around. The best single-ride addition, in my opinion, at WDW in the past 25 years, misses out on the #1 spot for one reason – Disco Yeti. If you’ve seen the Yeti in action, you can’t help but miss it each time you ride now. There are reports that it was running a few weeks ago when James Cameron visited the park, so perhaps there is hope of fixing the design flaw that has the Yeti in lock-down.
1: Kilimanjaro Safaris
This attraction is the Animal Kingdom. A trip through the enormous safari, with animals that you’d need to travel a half a world away to see outside of WDW, walking around mere feet away from you. This is more of an experience than it is an attraction, and well worth making AK a priority to visit on each trip to WDW. Simba 1 going after the poachers on every trip can get a little stale, but not enough to take away from the ride.
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