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“The best time to go; a chilly day in January!”

Disney's Animal Kingdom
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$31.99*
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Orlando Helicopter Tour from International Drive Area
Ranked #9 of 421 things to do in Orlando
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "The largest of the 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom park is filled with attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney's dedication to nature and conservation. The park leads the way in animal care, education and research—for an enchanting experience that blends learning with family fun.Home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney's Animal Kingdom park is the biggest animal-themed park in the world!Disney's Animal Kingdom park is divided into 7 areas:OasisDiscovery Island® areaCamp Minnie-MickeyAfricaRafiki's Planet Watch® areaAsiaDinoland, U.S.A.® areaEncounter rare and majestic animals—and get close enough to pet some of them! Exciting attractions await, along with live and wild entertainment like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement.From the spectacular scenery of the African savanna—where you may spot zebras, elephants and hippos—to the high-altitude, roller coaster thrills of Expedition Everest® in Asia, global adventures abound at Disney's Animal Kingdom park.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“The best time to go; a chilly day in January!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

We usually avoid this place as the walkways are narrow and crowded. Today, no lines! The lines are usually longer that posted times. We used the Fast Pass Plus this time. All 3 attractions had no wait so the fast pass was not needed but we entered that way anyway.. We went on the safari ride, and the fast pass merge is far away from the ride. The wait was about 10 minutes. The safari was GREAT! we stopped right next to the black rinos. The drive was not one of those want to be comedians. he pointed out and named the wildlife with perfection. The 3D movie was a hit with the kids, and us too. the Bird show was amazing, except for the comedian. We had a late lunch at the yack and Yenti. This restruant is part of the Landry Group, aand the food shows that. I had the Sweet and Sour chicken with fresh peppers, pineapple and lots of tender lightly coated chicken. My guest had the salmon. large portion but a more well don that they liked it.
We asked the server to hold the main dish until out apps were finished, and she did. I liked that! The parade was good and we stood right at the gate where it starts. That is the best viewing area as it is close to the exit if this is the end of your day as ours was. So go early and wear a sweatshirt as you will need it on a cool day.

Visited January 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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“One of our favorites!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

The Safari ride is by far the best. So many different animals to see. An amazing transformation from 5 years ago. The Yeti is an awesome coaster. And the monkeys can entertain for hours!

Visited December 2013
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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“Loved everest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

This park is a tie for one of my family's favorite. The Africa ride is just like what you would expect to see in Africa. But the best ride in the park was by far the Everest ride.

Visited January 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Much more than seeing animal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

There is so much more than just seen animals at the Animal Kingdom.
The atractions are great! The musical with Nemo and friends is great, and the Flights of Wonder bird show is awesome!!
Of course seeing the animals is great, specially if can catch a cast member talking about them while you watch them.
The Expedition Everest is one of my favorite rides of all the parks.
The whole Dinoland area is fun, and the safari is great if you do not plan on going to Africa to soon.

Visited December 2013
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“Best park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

In Disney, this is the best park, best photo ops, Tusker house is a delicious meal, and the ride Dinosaur is a blast!

Visited October 2013
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