Disney’s Animal Kingdom was the third Disney Park that The Arts and Entertainment Magazine explored during our Thanksgiving 2013 visit to Florida. This adventure had to be compromised time-wise as with our last Disney foray. We did get in as much as possible although we would have loved to see much more during our visits. The park did not let us down, though, as with more additions arriving with our group it proved to be time well spent.
One of the first stops was the Animal Conservation Center where we were treated to views of the many animals and insects that are housed there. The official reason for this park’s construction was that Disney supports the preservation of all animal species. What better way to do it than to display wildlife in both instructional ways as well as in their natural habitats. The next stop was at the children’s Affection Station. To enter this area you must take the Wildlife Express Train (my favorite on this visit) where I actually was aloud to pose by the European style locomotive (I actually have two of those locos in my collection). Here youngsters can interact with many domestic and farm animals that are on display here. The Boneyard was also a place that that we stopped and proved to be another favorite for the children. Here play areas and children’s rides dominate this section. (more…)