Magical Moment Captured on Camera In Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Kilimanjaro Safaris
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It doesn’t matter which theme park you’re visiting, if you’re at Walt Disney World, you’re experiencing the Most Magical Place on Earth! No doubt about it, Walt Disney World Resort is definitely deserving of this self-given title.

There’s often a wide debate for which Disney Park holds the most Disney magic, but that depends entirely on one’s personal definition.

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who’s the Most Magical of Them All..?

Personally, I’d say Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom is the theme park with the most Disney Magic because there’s more opportunity for a unique experience every time.

After all, you could ride the Haunted Mansion once a day for seven days and get the same attraction. But if you rode Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction once a day for seven days, you’d get seven different experiences.

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That’s not to say that the Disney Park doesn’t have attractions that are the same every time. Avatar Flight of Passage and Expedition Everest are the same experiences each time a Guest buckles up in the ride vehicle.

But Kilimanjaro Safaris is entirely different. Guests have the opportunity to see new every single time.

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Something Old, Something New…

Sometimes, the rhinos, notoriously curious toward the ride vehicles, block the road, giving Guests a longer ride time and a more up close and personal view of the mammals.

Other times, in rarer moments, the Guests catch the lions during their active hours, as they roar and put on a performance, reenacting a scene out of The Lion King as Guests watch in awe from their tour bus.

Other times, the elephants are seen going for a swim:


Pretty sure this will always be a favorite moment #disneymagic #disneysanimalkingdom #animalkingdomsafari #disneytravelplanner

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You’ve Seen an Elephant Fly, But Have You Seen an Elephant Go for a Dip?

In this video, one of the pachyderm residents of Animal Kingdom can be seen playing at the edge of the water.

But it’s simply not enough, and in this hot weather, we can’t say we blame the elephant for wanting more than a simply splish and a splash. Soon enough, the elephant is taking a swim in the little lagoon, cooling off and finding some relief in the Florida heat, much to the Guests’ delight.

In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, anything can happen. Guests just have to be around at the right time to witness the real Disney Magic in action!

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.