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Month: January 2018

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail

The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (formerly known as Pangani Forest Exploration Trail from August 1998 to May 2016) is a walkway next to Kilimanjaro Safaris at the Animal Kingdom where visitors can see African animals. It is about three-eighths of a mile ong. There are “research students” positioned at most locations to give information about the animals and answer questions. The attraction originally opened on April 22, 1998 as Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, but the name was changed to Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in August 1998. The attraction reverted back to its original name on May 27, 2016. Here are some photos from the last time we walked...

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Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom

The current story in a short photo safari aboard a safari vehicle through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. It is 800 square miles of natural terrain including forest, wetlands and open bush country. African animals on view include: elephants, antelopes, gazelles, crocodiles, monkeys, hippopotamuses, lions, cheetahs, hyena, African wild dogs, warthogs, ostriches, rhinoceroses, ducks, storks, pelicans, flamingos, wildebeests, okapis and zebras. The game driver points out animals and provides entertainment. The ride originally included a scripted portion where the safari truck – callsign “Simba-1” – would be contacted by a habitat warden and a scientist to hunt down poachers that...

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Main Street, U.S.A. Shop Windows

When you visit Walt Disney World, your first experience to the park is Main Street, U.S.A. Many movie-making techniques were used to create the theme parks. Thes designers used the concept of forced perspective to make the buildings appear taller than they actually were; the first story of every building is normal size, but as you go up, each story gets progressively smaller to create the illusion that the buildings are larger. To further create the illusion that Main Street, U.S.A is a thriving town in the early 1900s, they created a cast of characters to populate it. You may...

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Which park do these ride belong in?

Which park is this ride in? Click to Flip Na'vi River Journey in Animal Kingdom - opened on May 27, 2017 in Pandora – The World of Avatar Which park is this ride in? Click to Flip Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom - opened on October 2, 1992 in Frontierland Which park is this ride in? Click to Flip The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios - opened on July 22, 1994 in Sunset Boulevard Which park is this ride in? Click to Flip Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros in EPCOT - opened on April...

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8 Real life Locations that Inspired Disney Movies

Sleeping Beauty Castle Click to Flip The Royal Castle in Sleeping Beauty was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. This castle was built by Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1892 as a personal retreat and a tribute to Richard Wagner, his favorite composer. Ludwig II, known by some as the Swan King, was an enthusiastic art patron, leaving beautiful structures throughout Bavaria. Beauty and the Beast Town Click to Flip This small village square in Beauty And The Beast was inspired by Alsace, a picturesque region in North-West France that, throughout most of Europe’s history, was politically German....

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