A Walk Around Animal Kingdom With A Telephoto Lens

Today we head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a walk around the park equipped with my Nikon D750 and a Sigma 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 OG lens. This is one of the cheaper full frame lenses on the market, one that not many serious photographers would typically keep in their bag. That being said, I was able to grab used one for $137 from B&H and I … Continue reading A Walk Around Animal Kingdom With A Telephoto Lens

Is Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World’s Best Theme Park?

In this post, I’m gonna take a bold leap and attempt to make a case that Animal Kingdom could be Walt Disney World’s best overall park at the moment. I’m sure I’ve lost a great deal of you already, but I really think it at least merits consideration. I’ll start right out by saying, Magic Kingdom is still my favorite of the Florida Parks. That however, is … Continue reading Is Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World’s Best Theme Park?

WDW Photo Mixtape:Animal Kingdom, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Hollywood Studios

Today, we continue with our WDW Photo Mixtape series with visits to Animal Kingdom, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Hollywood Studios. Like last time, this post is basically just going to be a mishmash of photos from around the parks and resorts, not following any real narrative or specific order. These were taken on several different dates over the past few years. They are in no … Continue reading WDW Photo Mixtape:Animal Kingdom, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom Touring: Afternoon Arrival Part 2

We are back for the conclusion of our day with an afternoon arrival at Animal Kingdom. In part 1: we arrived at the park around 2:30 pm, visited a relaxing spot along the Rivers of Light lagoon, and appreciated the immense level of detail throughout the park. We finished up that post with a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris. We begin part 2 by heading to … Continue reading Animal Kingdom Touring: Afternoon Arrival Part 2

When is the Best Time to Ride Kilimanjaro Safaris?

In our previous post, in which we began touring Animal Kingdom with a mid-afternoon arrival, we took a pretty successful ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris. That ride was taken around 4:00 pm during the hottest time of the day. Today, we are going to look at a safari ride we took about an hour prior to sunset on the same day. We’ll compare this to our … Continue reading When is the Best Time to Ride Kilimanjaro Safaris?

Animal Kingdom Touring: Afternoon Arrival

Today we return to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to take a look at what we can accomplish with a mid-afternoon arrival at the park. We parked the car right around 2:15 and were inside the main entrance by 2:30. The park was open until 10:00 on this particular day, as it will be for the majority of the summer. As we stated in our 11 Underrated Attractions … Continue reading Animal Kingdom Touring: Afternoon Arrival

Wild Africa Trek: Recap and Review

Today, we are going to take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s signature vip tour options. Wild Africa Trek is offered several times daily at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. The tour is 3 – 3-1/2 hour experience through several exclusive areas of both Kilimanjaro Safaris and Gorilla Falls Exploration Trails. There is also a thrilling surprise about an hour into the tour! It … Continue reading Wild Africa Trek: Recap and Review

A Walk Around Disney’s Animal Kingdom: March 2019

Since our last post was a bit on the negative side, I figured we’d follow that up with a post showing some of the many things I love about Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Much like we recently followed up our Festival of the Arts post with a stroll around World Showcase, this is basically just going to be a bunch of random photos I took while … Continue reading A Walk Around Disney’s Animal Kingdom: March 2019

Let’s Watch: The Festival of The Lion King

The Festival of the Lion King is a live action show located in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The show is extremely popular, and with good reason. Combining live singing, interpretive dance, acrobatics and stunts; the show is one of the most entertaining half hours you can find at WDW. It currently ranks 5th on our Top 11 Shows At Walt Disney World list, however … Continue reading Let’s Watch: The Festival of The Lion King

Let’s Watch: Rivers of Light (In The Rain)

In part 1 of this post, we took a look at the Rivers of Light dining package offered at Tiffin’s. In that post, we concluded that there was tremendous value to be found in the package vs ordering off the menu ala carte. If you were planning on dining at Tiffin’s anyway then its a no brainer. If you weren’t planning to dine at the … Continue reading Let’s Watch: Rivers of Light (In The Rain)