2015 March, 3

The Most Important Ride at Animal Kingdom

2023-10-23T16:27:37-04:00March 3, 2015|Disney Travel|0 Comments

  If you only have time to visit one attraction at Animal Kingdom, it should be…. Kilimanjaro Safaris! This ride has something for everyone. It is tame enough for small children to ride, yet thrilling enough to be enjoyed by teens and adults.  In addition to being fun, Kilimanjaro Safaris is also informative. I learned (and remembered!) the difference between a reticulated and a Masai giraffe, what a Greater Kudu looks like, and so much more.  The underlying message of the entire Animal Kingdom is the promotion of animal preservation, and seeing the animals up close makes this issue more [...]

2014 June, 18

Death Match 2014 – Day 3

2014-06-18T07:00:00-04:00June 18, 2014|Disney Travel|0 Comments

DAY 3 - TRIP REPORT Background: About a year ago, I got a great idea for a road trip. I'd take my kids, fly from my hometown of Houston TX , to San Diego CA, and then drive from San Diego to Oakland. We'd stop and see all the sights along the way, and then fly home from Oakland. Then I asked my friend Gina, who lives in California, if she'd like to come along. With her kids. She agreed, and Death Match 2014 was born. Two ladies, seven kids, and a 15-day road trip up the California Coast. Day [...]

2014 June, 16

Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

2014-06-16T07:00:00-04:00June 16, 2014|Animal Kingdom, Disney Travel|0 Comments

If you’ve visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom and bypassed Rafiki’s Planet Watch you’ve missed on out one of the most enriching parts of the park. Here you will find Conservation Station, a real live working conservation, education and rehabilitation center for animals. Guests arrive at Conservation Station via the Wildlife Express Train located in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom. Along the one mile train ride you will see some of the backstage area of Animal Kingdom including where some of the safari animals are housed. You’ll take this same train back when you are ready to return to Africa. As [...]

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