On our recent show, Lisa, Dave and I discussed Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and, as has been pointed out by listeners on Facebook and Twitter (we appreciate the feedback very much, thank you, and please keep it coming!) we missed several attractions, so I’d like to take a look at those.
DiVine is a somewhat illusive stilt performer adorned in vines and leaves who so seamlessly blends in with the dense foliage of Animal Kingdom, that you can easily pass her by without ever knowing she is there. She can primarily be found around the Oasis or the Discovery Island Trails.
Speaking of Discovery Island Trails, these paths meandering around the Tree of Life, like DiVine, can easily be missed as you rush by to get to The Kilimanjaro Safaris or Expedition Everest.
Here you can find animals, such as Kangaroos and Ring-Tailed Lemurs.
It is often very quite, because, as I mentioned above, many folks don’t even know these paths are there. Barbie and I have walked the paths and only run into one or two other people. The trails give you a wonderful vantage point to view the intricate carvings in the Tree of Life.
And since we are on the Tree of Life, (That’s 2 segues in this one post, if you’re keeping track! Do not attempt that at home folks, I am a professional.) located inside is the wonderful 3-D attraction, It’s Tough to be a Bug, staring Flik from Pixar’s A Bug’s Life. Here we are made honorary bugs and see the survival techniques of insects. In fact, as audience members, we need to utilize those skills ourselves! Warning, this is NOT an attraction for more sensitive children, as I have not been to one showing that hasn’t had a parent escort a screaming child from the theater!
Finally, Finding Nemo the Musical, with wonderful costumes and effects, as well as very catchy songs by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (who also wrote the songs for a little know film called Frozen).
I hope I covered some of your favorites missed on the show, but if I missed anything, please let us know in the comments!