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  Animal Kingdom at Disney World: Be Immersed in the Beauty of Nature
By Suzanne Elizabeth

The Animal Kingdom at Disney World is the latest addition to Disney’s theme parks at it's Florida resort. Opened to the public in 1989, the Animal Kingdom at Disney World is a treat with it's picturesque beauty inspired by the African Savannah and wildlife reserve.

Guests to the Animal Kingdom at Disney World will be immersed in the beauty of the environment, which took its inspiration from nature’s spectacular settings, as well as Africa’s cultural splendor.

They are also treated to a variety of experiences, from an introduction to the ancient animals and reptiles that dominated the Earth 65,000,000 years ago, to close encounters with recent wildlife. The Animal Kingdom boasts a collection of more than 200 mammals, including the tiger, hippopotamus, giraffe, gazelles, sacred ibis, ostrich, and exotic birds. It also houses creepy crawly insects. All of the above roaming on a 33-acre recreation of their habitats.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney World is a magnificent six-story resort with 1,293 rooms that has a horseshoe design, much like an African village kraal. Guests can walk along a rock outcropping, with 24-hour viewing to streams and roaming animals.

The lobby is reflective of a national park-like setting complete with a huge stone fireplace that stands 82 feet tall. Chandeliers with teepee designed tops, totem poles and hand carved decoration are just a few of it's other subtle nuances. In the lobby is a hot spring that flows outside of the building, dropping as a waterfall to a swimming area with hot and cold spas. At the edge of Bay Lake is a rocky outcrop where a geothermal geyser erupts every hour.

Recreation and Amenities – rentals for boat and bike, a playground, a game room, laundry and child care.

Dining – Guests have the choice of dining in the full-service restaurants, the lounge or a snack bar.

Facilities – 750 square feet of space for meetings including a boardroom/meeting room in this Walt Disney World resort.

Access to the theme parks is via motor coach or a watercraft.

Parks, Shows and Activities-

Blizzard Beach – amidst the strong Florida sun is a park that has the tallest and fastest waterslide anywhere. Blizzard beach is the most slippery, slushy Water Park in the nation.


  • Downhill Double Dipper – race down the mountainside on the inner tube speed slide.

  • Slush Gusher – race to the bottom of snowy Mount Gushmore in a speed slide.

  • Teamboat Springs – the longest family raft in the world races you down the mountain shrieking in its curly, crazy, watery trip.

  • Cross Country Creek – A creek flowing continuously around the entire park with you on an innertube.

  • Tike's Peak – a snow covered area, where kids play on small scale slides. It also has pop jets and a fountain to play in.

  • Typhoon Lagoon

  • Humunga Kowabunga – slide 214 feet down Mount Mayday on enclosed speed slides.

  • Mayday Falls – another inner tube slide that races you down the mountain.

  • Castaway Creek – a 2,000-foot relaxed inner tube journey around the park.

  • Surf Pool – surf pool is a wave pool that is one of the worlds largest.

  • Ketchakiddee Creek – kiddie water play area with fountains and slides.

  • Animal Kingdom

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris – an open-air expedition to the animal filled Savannah.

  • DINOSAUR – travel 65 million years back and rescue the beasts.

  • Festival of the Lion King – a Broadway like musical of entertainment, humor, magic and pageantry.

  • It's Tough to be a Bug! – Big laughs in this “bug” show with friendly insects.

  • Kali River Rapids – this is a "getting wet" raft adventure into an Asian rainforest.

  • Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade – an island street party, where Disney characters pay tribute to their animal friends.

  • Suzanne Elizabeth is an expert reagrding Disney World as a vacation spot. Having visited numerous times, and studying all aspects, she can answer virtually any question you may have. To learn more about Disney World Vacations, tickets and general information, visit her site at Disney World

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