Animal Kingdom; If I could only RIDE 3 rides

What if you could only RIDE 3 rides at Animal Kingdom, which 3 would they be? READ on for my list…

Hey Fans, this post was very popular last week, so thought I would continue the theme. What if you could only ride 3 attractions at a park, any 3 that you want, but just those 3? Would you go for the popular rides, rides that you remember from childhood or would you go rouge? I tend to do a mix of childhood and rides I have developed a new love for since being a parent. How about you? Read on for my Animal Kingdom List.

The Safari:

100% Kilimanjaro Safari!! In fact, if I could make this number 2 and 3 as well, I would. We LOVE this ride. Why? I love the concept, I love that the animals appear to be free-roaming and happy. I love that you see a variety of animals and that if you ride it a few times, it’s different each time. Once we saw a Lion resting on pride rock. Another time we saw a baby elephant almost splashing in the water with his mom. It was like watching a Disney cartoon, but it was REAL. BEWARE however, the jeep like vehicle can be bumpy and you just might lose your camera. Thank goodness for my camera strap, lol.

Kali River Rapids:

This is a NEW love for us as it wasn’t until my kids got older that they could really appreciate this ride. And what do they appreciate? Well me, me getting soaked EACH and EVERY time. No matter who else rides this with us, I always manage to be in the right spot to get soaked. Like soaked down to the undies, lol. For those who don’t know, Kail River Rapids is a larger inner-tube ride where it spins and turns based on weight and where it hits within the ride “track”. Just when you think its gonna be you, you are gonna drop and get soaked, its spins. Not to mention what happens when it splashes against the side of the ride. Best to pack ponchos or a bag for your belongings.

Festival of the Lion King
Festival of the Lion King:

If you have seen this show, then you know what I am talking about. Fire, flying, puppets, audience interaction, excellent singing/dancing/acting…this show has it all. And, everytime I cry…you know good Disney tears. This long running show has been a park hit for years. Even people who aren’t into “shows” love it. It’s like a feel good Disney movie, but live and in front of you. I am especially impressed with the singing and don’t get me started about the “Can you feel the love tonight” part – OMG. We almost always fastpass this attraction/show as its a “do not miss” on our list.

What would your list be? I assume most people would add Flights of Passage from Pandora. And many might also add Expedition Everest, but I am not one for thrill.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

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Disneys Animal Kingdom Rides for Motion Sickness Issues

Headed to Disney World and have Motion Sickness concerns? Wondering what rides would be best for you and kids? READ ON about Animal Kingdom…

Hey Fans, after getting a call (from one of you) I was inspired to write this post. When asked what your FAVORITE ride at Disneys Animal Kingdom Park is, many will say Flights of Passage. But this isn’t always the case. Some people experience issues with motion, are worried about simulated rides and/or are little kids. So here is my list for people like me, perhaps so-called ride chickens or those with motion sickness issues – Enjoy.

Kilimanjaro Safaris:

So in FULL disclosure this ride does have a warning on it, for motion and other health issues. But in ride terms, I don’t find this experience to be all that bad for motion sickness. You are in a Jeep like vehicle and drive over dirt/mud/chained roads…so of course there is some bumping. But nothing like a large hill or motion simulated rides. Other than some huge bumps (road divots), this ride is a NON-issue for me. Expect bumps, hold tight to your camera and enjoy! Look out for the NEW babies recently born.

Kilimanjaro Safaris
Park Shows:

So this is an easy one. Of course shows don’t have any motion issues. But what many don’t realize is the 2 main shows at Animal Kingdom Park are hands-down amazing. They might even be award winning. The Festival of the Lion King is amazing; complete with puppetry, acrobatic monkeys, flying “birds” and fire dancing. I mean it screams, come have a good time. The Finding Nemo show is just as spectacular. Jaw dropping puppetry acting, fun story-line, amazing sets and interactive actors that perform in the seating areas.

Kali River Rapids:

Water Ride AHEAD – so this ride can be a little motion induced, but nothing I can’t handle once. For sure not over and over again. You board a GIANT pool inter-tube that can spin and bump and dip in rushing, splashing waters. There are a few little hills or dips, but nothing to intense. The worse part of this experience is “who is gonna get wet” or wait…that is also the FUN part of the ride 😉 Pop on a poncho, wrap your gear in a bag and enjoy.

Na’vi River Journey:

This is the “other” ride in the Pandora area. Not many talk about this one as the other one gets all the fame. But this little boat ride (considered a Disney “Dark” ride) is very calm, peaceful and beyond colorful. My kids love it and its something we can ride over and over again. If you haven’t seen the Avatar movies, its ok. The bright colors, moving creatures are very imaginative and creative and keep you intrigued. The Shaman in the end might seem a little strange if you haven’t seen the movie, but the peaceful chats and music help smooth that over. Great for kids!

So if you have kiddies, ride chickens or experience Motion Sickness, I hope this list helped. Not all rides are for everyone and we all have our favorites.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

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