Animal Kingdom’s Signature Attraction Goes Down

Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Each Walt Disney World theme park has something different to offer, making them totally unique. Magic Kingdom is the most popular and has the most classic attractions. When you think of that quintessential Disney vacation, you probably think of Magic Kingdom.

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Hollywood Studios is the Disney Park with the most ‘must-see’ attractions, making it perfect for Guests who want to do everything the theme park offers. EPCOT is always putting on an exciting festival, complete with fun foods and drinks to try.

But Animal Kingdom is the best Disney Park for animal lovers.

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Animal Kingdom offers live entertainment featuring animal participants, such as Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight and Feathered Friends in Flight!

There are also live shows full of singing and dancing, such as Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!

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But it isn’t all live entertainment, the Disney Park also has traditional theme park attractions! Thrill seekers will love the signature roller coaster Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Avatar Flight of Passage, and DINOSAUR. There are also animal trails where Guests can explore, view animals, and learn fun facts.

Giraffes Kilimanjaro Safaris

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Animal Kingdom’s signature attraction merges animal education and traditional theme park rides. We’re talking, of course, about Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Kilimanjaro Safaris takes Guests onto the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. At this attraction, Guests can observe elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and more from an open-aired ride vehicle.

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However, Kilimanjaro Safaris is currently listed as ‘Temporarily Closed’ on the Walt Disney World mobile app!

It’s not uncommon for attractions to face technical difficulties. That being said, it’s more worrying when Kilimanjaro Safaris is closed because the attraction consists of live animals, not animatronics.

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Could something have happened to one of the animals? Until Disney releases a statement, we cannot say. More than likely, the attraction will reopen soon. Keep an eagle eye out on this animal-filled safari to be sure!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.