Entries from The “World” According to Jack tagged with 'Animal Kingdom'

Landscaping the World - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is the largest of all the Disney parks around the world. And since the theme of this park is animals and nature, it also contains the most growth. A staggering amount of growth. On opening day,...

Water at Walt Disney World -- Part Three

Last Monday I discussed how water played a role in the creation of Walt Disney World and how it helps entertain guests in the Magic Kingdom. On Thursday I continued this discussion with a look at Epcot. Today I'm...

Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest Temple

Jack Spence is on a leave of absence until 2014. This is a reprint of a blog he wrote several years ago. This blog was accurate at the time of original publication. This is a blog that almost didn't happen....

Disney Common Bonds 2 - Answers

I've created a second "Common Bonds" quiz. Here is a reminder of how the game is played. I will be giving you three words or phrases that have something in common. It will be your job to figure out...

A History of Dinoland U.S.A. and Restaurantosaurus - Part Two

Yesterday I discussed the humble beginnings of both Dinoland and Restaurantosaurus and how the discovery of dinosaur bones forever changed Diggs County. Today I'll continue that story. After a long day in the hot sun, the students needed a...

A History of Dinoland U.S.A. and Restaurantosaurus - Part One

When I started writing this article, my intent was to review and describe Restaurantosaurus, the counter service eatery located in Dinoland U.S.A at the Animal Kingdom. However, the more I got into the piece, the more I realized you...

Animal Kingdom's Kali River Rapids - Part Two

Yesterday I discussed Tiger Temple and the queue leading to Kali River Rapids. Today I'll discuss the actual adventure this attraction offers. Kali River Rapids is NOT "Splash Mountain" where you might get splashed. As the sign at the...

Animal Kingdom's Kali River Rapids - Part One

When most Americans think of Asia, it's Japan, China, and Korea that first come to mind. These nations are often in the news due to political and socioeconomic events. Their stories often make front-page headlines. These countries are also...

It’s Tough to be a Bug

Today's blog is about the attraction, "It's Tough to be a Bug" located beneath the Tree of Life. This funny, scary, silly, and informative show never fails to delight and educate. It's Disney magic through and through. In last...

Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, Earful Tower and now Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat -- all of these structures have one thing in common. These are the icons that represent the various Walt Disney World theme parks. The word "icon" has its...

Discovery Island Trails at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Before I begin today's blog, I need to bring you up to speed on an incident that occurred last month. After the Animal Kingdom had closed, a small branch (approximately 5 pounds) fell from the Tree of Life. It...

Your Name in Thai at Animal Kingdom

It had been a few weeks since I last visited the Animal Kingdom, so when a friend suggested getting together for lunch, I proposed Flame Tree BBQ. After enjoying a chicken & rib combo and a pulled pork sandwich, we...

Quiz - Who Sponsors Disney - Answers

Yesterday, I briefly discussed the importance of corporate sponsors in connection with Disney shops, restaurants, and attractions. Then I presented you with 20 questions to see if you could remember what company is connected with a given location. Here are...

Quiz - Who Sponsors Disney - Questions

When Walt was planning Disneyland, he knew he couldn't afford to build his magnificent park without outside financial help. So he and his brother Roy engaged the assistance of other companies to help pay the bills. In exchange for their...

If I Ruled the World - Part Two

Yesterday, I presented Part 1 of my "If I Ruled the World" blog -- things I would change at Walt Disney World given I had the power. Today I give you the second half of my list. 6. If I...

Letter Perfect - Animal Kingdom - Part Two

Yesterday I discussed the typefaces used in the Magic Kingdom. Today I'll explore the fonts of the Animal Kingdom. The logo for the Animal Kingdom uses three fonts. "Disney's" is written in a script that resembles Walt's hand writing. "ANIMAL"...

Does This Couple Look Familiar?

Does This Couple Look Familiar? If you have paid attention while visiting the Asian section of Disney's Animal Kingdom, you should have a vague recollection of seeing this photograph. This couple's likeness turns up time and time again. But who...

It's Disney Theme Parks Quiz Time -- Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz. I hope you got them all right. This first picture was taken at Hong Kong Disneyland. This fountain is outside of the park in a "crossroads" location. Guests arriving by bus, train, and...

It’s Disney Theme Park Quiz Time - Questions

It's time to pull out your thinking caps again. I have another Disney quiz for you. This time, you have to name at which of the eleven Disney Parks the picture was taken. Now I realize that most of you...

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain - Part Two

In Part One, I gave you a brief history as to how Expedition Everest came into being. Today I'm going to discuss the queue and ride. Our story actually begins on the other side of Discovery River. Just beyond the...

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain - Part One

Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain Like so many of my articles, I must start this one in Anaheim, California. You see, the yeti at Expedition Everest isn't the first such creature to inhabit a Disney mountain. In...

Discovery Island Shops at Animal Kingdom

Discovery Island at the Animal Kingdom acts like The Hub at the Magic Kingdom. It ties all of the outlying lands together in a harmonious manor. But rather than depict a real geographic location, Discovery Island uses humorous, almost cartoon-like...

Wildlife Discovery Excursion

Recently, I joined Deb Wills and Allears.net editor Deb Koma on a special safari adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom called Wildlife Discovery Excursion. This adventure is only available to guests staying in a concierge room (Club Level) at any Disney...

Got A Light? Part Four – Animal Kingdom

This is the last blog in my series about lamp posts. The Animal Kingdom, the newest of the Disney World parks, has a number of custom made fixtures worth your attention. As in previous articles, I'll begin this tour in...

Animal Kingdom Opening Show

As some of you early birds might know, Disney presents a short "Welcome to the Animal Kingdom" show each morning. However, there has been a slight change. But before I get to that, let me tell you how it used...

Have a Seat in Walt Disney World - Part 3

Like everything that Disney does, theming is paramount. In this multi-part blog I'll be touring all four parks and pointing out benches, chairs, and other seating options that have been themed specifically for a land or area. For the most...

Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

I recently wrote a blog about the Maharajah Jungle Trek located in the Asia section of Disney's Animal Kingdom. I called this attraction a "hidden treasure" since it is so often overlooked by guests visiting this park. Today, I'm writing...

Maharajah Jungle Trek

For centuries, the rajahs of Anandapur hunted tigers in this mystical forest. In 1544, King Bhima Disampati decreed the forest a royal preserve and built a hunting lodge for himself and invited guests. In an effort to make his...

Chester & Hester Meet & Greet

A new, or should I say old, service station has been built at Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama. Once a spot for motorist to fill up their gas tanks and have their cars serviced, this structure now houses a Meet...

Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama

When Disney announced and built Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama, I was annoyed. I realized that the Animal Kingdom desperately needed more rides and attractions, but I felt that the bean-counters tried to remedy this situation by the cheapest means possible....

Rafiki’s Planet Watch – The Forgotten Land of the Animal Kingdom

Let's start with a little history. When the Animal Kingdom opened (April 22, 1998 - Earth Day), there was no Rafiki's Planet Watch. Well, there was, but it was called Conservation Station back then and was an outcropping of Africa....

Animal Kingdom - Pwani View Guest House

This next detail isn't earth-shattering or awe-inspiring. It's just an example of how many details abound at Walt Disney World if you take the time to look for them. Located on the backside of Tusker House (near the new entrance),...

Everest Temple

This is a blog that almost didn't happen. I made an assumption (I know, a dumb thing to do), that what was obvious to me was obvious to everyone else. But when I would mention this upcoming fact to others,...

Characters in Flight & Trilo-bites

Last week in one of my blogs about Disneyland Paris, I discussed PanoraMagique. This is the helium filled balloon that takes guests aloft over the resort. I mentioned that this attraction was supposed to come to Downtown Disney here in...

Yak & Yeti Update

Last week, I had lunch at the Yak & Yeti table-service restaurant for the second time. I'm happy to report that every thing is still top notch. The food was tasty and beautifully presented and the service was attentive and...

Pizzafari

I ate at the Pizzafari restaurant in the Animal Kingdom January 10th. When I got to my table I noticed a small plastic card on the tray along with my order. The card featured Timon and Pumba with the inscription,...

Tusker House Restaurant

The first change you'll notice about the new Tusker House Restaurant is that Disney has positioned the check-in over near the Dawa Bar and the entrance is now located behind the restaurant. This has its pluses and minuses. The plus,...

Anandupur Local Cafes - Animal Kingdom

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Yak & Yeti Opening Day Review

I had heard that the Yak & Yeti restaurant in the Animal Kingdom was opening today. Since I had just been there a couple of days earlier and the construction walls were still up, I was a little dubious, but...

Yak & Yeti Restaurant - Animal Kingdom

I visited the new Yak and Yeti Restaurant today in Animal Kingdom. Here are the photos. Descriptions, menus and a narrative to come later....

Good News for Straw Lovers

When the Animal Kingdom opened, Disney banned plastic straws from the park. They didn't want to take a chance that one of these potential hazards might find its way into an animal enclosure. Last month, Disney modified this policy. It...

Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Construction continues on the Yak & Yeti Restaurant in the Animal Kingdom. Instead of bricks, mortar, and plywood, Asian themeing is starting to become apparent. Windows on the second floor are clearly visible and I'm hoping this will be seating...

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