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Parking fees are not included in your admission. Figure on at least $14.00 per day at the Major Theme Parks of Disney such as Disney's Magic Kingdom, Disney's Epcot Center, Disney Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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Disney's Animal Kingdom

Wild County.

Copyright - The Walt Disney CompanyDisney's Animal Kingdom is really the newest of all the Disney Theme Parks. Sort of Disney's answer to Busch Gardens, but with a Disney flair. It's definitely a Theme Park that has had mixed reviews because of it's main themes around animals. But just like Disney's MGM-Studios, this too is also changing. We would like to further add to this, that you'll also find some 'World Class' surprises here such as the theatrical production of 'The Festival of the Lion King,' rival to any Broadway Show in New York City. And let's not forget about the zany 3-D 'special effects' show offered by the 'It's Tough to be a Bug' located in the Park's centerpiece - 'The Tree of Life.' Be sure not to miss it!

Although there are a few rides and special effects as part of the experience here, if you're coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom expecting anything more than this, Disney's Animal Kingdom may not be the Park for you. But if you like animals, 'World Class' Musicals, and views of wildlife in their natural habitat, the 'real life' simulations (and 'live' exhibits) may be especially appealing to you as 100 acres of this 500 acre Park have been 'lovingly sculptured' out of the Florida landscape to create a simulated 'African' habitat for hippos, antelope, rhino, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, gazelles, lions, gorillas - all of which are displayed in an 'open air' and 'safari-themed' experience. For us, it was one of the highlights here. Afterwards, there's also the 'Pangani Forest Exploration Trail' where you can leisurely explore some of the other animals, reptiles and fish that are native to Africa. You'll probably even recognize a few of them from the Movie - 'The Lion King!' So as a must see, must do, make sure that you put the 'Kilimanjaro Safari' on your list of things to do when visiting here.

There are actual 5 themed 'lands' in Disney's Animal Kingdom, but probably the most predominate of these are: Africa, Asia and Dinoland U.S.A.

Dinoland U.S.A is where you'll find most of the rides, including two new ones that have been recently added: the 'TriceraTop Spin' and the 'Primeval Whirl' which just by looking at it looks 'deceptively' mild, but once on it, you'll spin and drop through curves and hills. Sort of a 'free spinning' roller coaster that simultaneously drops you and spins you at the same time - it’s a unique experience to say the least.

But even with these newest additions, the 'premier ride' at Disney's Animal Kingdom would still have to be 'Dinosaur!' - A turbulent rock'em, sock'em type ride experience set in the dark as you journey back 65,000,000 million years to rescue the last dinosaur from extinction!

Other highlights include: 'Flights of Wonder' and the 'Kali River Rapids' ('White Water' Raft Ride) - Both are located in the land of Asia...

Time Needed to Visit: Allow 1-Day

Minimum Height Requirements:

48" ( 1.22 Meters) or taller: Primeval Whirl

42" (1.07 Meters) or taller: Kali River Rapids

40" (1.02 Meters) or taller: Dinosaur

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