The Maharajah Jungle Trek I offer the same advice
as I do for the Kilimanjaro Safaris and Pangani Forest in Africa,
go through it several times and take your time. If the Tigers are
not doing much or you can't see them another fun thing to do is
search for hidden Mickey's in the murals, there are several along
Kali River Rapids is a combination of your typical raft ride combined
with a great story. The queue itself for this attraction is an attraction
in itself. You travel through the marketplace of Anandapur as you
wait for your journey to begin. I was extremely disappointed in
the attraction. Yes you get really wet, but other than that its
just a raft ride. I enjoyed the Grizzly River Rapids at Disney's
California Adventure in Anaheim a whole lot more. Yes the theming
is incredible and the storyline solid for Kali unlike its DCA cousin,
but the ride itself is no where close in my book. One other plus
of the DCA attraction are free lockers to keep your possessions
dry and not a center area like Kali has.
Take advantage of Fastpass for Kali, unless your there early or late or on a cold day. With
the limited number of attractions in Animal Kingdom the lines can
get really long really fast. We found it best to get a FastPass
and then go and enjoy the various walking trails and shows in between
attractions. This way you get to see and do everything with very
little waiting in line.
We really enjoy watching the Flights of Wonder show, only complaint
is its hot sometimes..
Expedition Everest opened to great Fanfare on April 7, 2006 (the
8th to the general public). This is a high speed coaster that travels
both forwards and backwards as you journey to Mt. Everest but on
your trek you encounter the Yeti.. This attraction is really altering
the traffic flow in the park. In the mornings at park opening now
you can see almost an equal amount of guests splitting between Everest
and the Safari. From that stand point its great because it disperses
the crowd to opposite ends of the park. The attraction itself is
definitely worth checking out, even if your not going to ride (like
me). The queue area is set up as a village and the mountain is impressive.
We overheard several people asking the nature of the ride.. its
a roller coaster that goes forward and backward, but no loops. There
are some solid g-forces on a couple of the helix turns and a really
good drop too.