Animal Kingdom Part Two

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After jungle trekking around Africa and Asia as described in Animal Kingdom Part One, if you still have the energy to visit more of the park then here are other areas you may wish to visit.

Discovery Island
At the centre of Discovery Island is the parks most iconic feature The Tree of Life. This amazing man made feature is 145 food high with 325 mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, dinosaurs and even hidden Mickeys are artistically carved into the trunk, limbs and roots. The best way to see these carvings at close quarters is to join the queue for Its Tough to be a Bug a 3-D spectacular based on the Disney-Pixar film A Bugs Life. Although it may not be suitable for small children, as part of the action does take place in the dark and can be loud, it is great fun and well worth going to see. As you wander through the root system of the Tree of Life you will be able to see lemurs, red kangaroos, flamingos and other exotic animals.


Dinoland U. S. A.
Dinoland is located to the right or east side of Discovery Island. Here you will find several rides to keep the children amused. Primeval Whirl, a coaster ride with plenty of spinning action that whirls past dinosaurs and asteroids that pop up along the track. A ride popular with younger children is Tricera Top Spin, where dinosaurs take riders up, down and around. DINOSUAR is Dinolands main thrill ride. Definitely not for the younger children or anyone with back problems this ride hurls you through the darkness in a CTX Rover time machine. It is a very jerky adventure in which you try to save the last Iguanadon on Earth from being killed by an asteroid. Be sure not to miss Dion-Sue on the approach to DINOSAUR. Sue is Disney’s oldest cast member, at around 67 million years, and is a reproduction of the largest, most complete T-Rex ever found. If you want however something more peaceful and relaxing then you must visit Finding Nemo-The Musical. This enchanting show based on the popular characters of “Finding Nemo” is a 30 minute performance including larger than life puppets, live actors, original music and is sure to delight young and old alike.

There are numerous places to eat in each of the lands, however one of our family favourites is situated between Discovery Island and Dinoland. The Flame Tree Barbecue has delicious chicken, ribs and salads which can be eaten in shaded areas by the lagoon.

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