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.
Monster dinosaurs ferociously stalk
For most of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
guests, Wildlife Express to Rafiki’s Planet Watch is a novel way to
travel by rail behind the scenes. It runs from the African village
of Harambe past state-of-the-art animal care facilities to Rafiki’s
Planet Watch, an interactive, fun-filled center of activity
focusing on animals worldwide.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom costume designers
have created a colorful line of animal-inspired fashions for
the park’s 2,500 cast members to help create an atmosphere of fun
and high adventure in everything from safari wear to color-bright
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Dino “Sue” — an exact replica of the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever unearthed — is Disney’s newest (and oldest) “cast” member in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The replica of Sue, which was excavated in the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1990, is on display …
They outnumber humans 200 million to one. They’ve lived on Earth more than 300 million years. They comprise 80 percent of the animal kingdom, so you’d think the numbers would count for something. Not so, says the army of insects that spins the yarn “It’s Tough to be a Bug” inside the 430-seat Tree of Life theater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.