Mom And Son Safari
  • On Apr 18, 2014
    Victoria from OK Asked

    Visiting Animal Kingdom 1 day only, before sailing on the Fantasy 5-24-14. Any tips for making the most of our time at AK? We have 2:30 FastPass time for the Kilimanjaro Safari. Would early morning be better for getting to see animals on that experience?

    Hi Victoria,

    I absolutely love Animal Kingdom Park! Some of the best Kilimanjaro Safari experiences that I have had have been in the morning. When it is especially hot outside, the animals tend to head over to shady areas and are more difficult to see. It may not be scorching hot in May though, so you may be ok with your 2:30 FastPass. I highly recommend that you arrive right at park opening in order to be able to see everything. Once you have enjoyed the Kilimanjaro Safari, be sure to do the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail which is right near the exit of the safari. You'll also want to walk the Maharajah Jungle Trek near the Kali River Rapids. I suggest waiting until late in the day to ride Kali River Rapids. If you get soaked (which is quite likely), it can be very uncomfortable to walk around like that all day. Be sure to watch Finding Nemo and ride Expedition Everest and the Dinosaur ride. It's Tough to Be a Bug is fun too. Here's a hint: Be sure to sit back in your seat during the show.

    I hope this helps and that you have an amazing time at the Animal Kingdom and a magical cruise on the Fantasy. Please let me know if I can assist you further,

    Kaylene
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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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