Whispering winds sweep across the balmy, Africa-like plain, a peaceful sanctuary at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. From balconies overlooking the savannahs, hotel guests marvel as creatures large and small roam the grasses, forage for food and play in harmony. But now Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge club-level (concierge) guests can actually enter this serene animal reserve for an up-close personal encounter — thanks to the Wanyama Safari experience.
One of the newest experiences at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground offers guests private carriage rides amidst the natural charm and backwoods beauty of Walt Disney World Resort.
Giraffes, zebras and wildebeests have a colorful, diverse group of
neighbors on the African savannah of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
They’re joined by a species of longhorn cattle so ancient it is
depicted in Egyptian pyramids, a turkey-sized bird that walks on
its tiptoes, and a territorial hoofed creature now
extinct in its native habitat.
In preparation for creating Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a core team of seven Walt Disney Imagineers, led by executive designer Joe Rohde, crisscrossed the globe in search of the essential look of life in the wild, amassing more than 500,000 miles . . . a distance equal to circling the globe 20 times. Sixty …
Walkabout boots all laced up? Pith helmet on good and tight? You bet your binoculars there
With all the sights and sounds of an outrageous island street
party, Disney characters have come to town on expedition with a
wild, whimsical, larger-than-life tribute to their animal friends.
Mickey Mouse and his good friend, Minnie, have just settled in for
a welcome respite and a cold lemonade. Winnie the Pooh and his
Hundred-Acre Wood pals are taking a break from their latest great
adventure for a “smackeral” of relaxation. Rafiki, Terk and other
beloved Disney friends have arrived to enjoy their favorite
vacation escape, the Adirondack-style Camp Minnie-Mickey at
Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Architecture for Disney’s Animal Kingdom is all about creating
urban spaces for wild animals, wild spaces for human beings and
congenial surroundings for close encounters between man and beast.
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail at Disney’s Animal Kingdom leads guests down a leafy trail through lush jungle glades into the adventurous heart of Africa for an intimate view of wildlife research with some of the world’s most fascinating animals.