Feb 19

A Must See At Disney’s Animal Kingdom-Kilimanjaro Safaris

It is my pleasure to have Kathryn as a guest blogger once again!  Thanks Kathryn for your review of Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Hi “Mouse”cation readers!  It’s Kathryn from Kathryn’s Kloset bringing you another fun filled Disney post.  Last time, I told you about my favorite place to eat breakfast, the Tusker House, inside the Animal Kingdom. Today, I am going to tell you about a must see attraction at Animal Kingdom, Kilimanjaro Safaris. As you probably gathered by now, we love Animal Kingdom.  Of course, the Magic Kingdom is number one on our list, but Animal Kingdom holds a very close second.


Kilimanjaro Safaris is an attraction for all ages. Disney FastPass is available for this attraction and I highly recommend taking advantage of it. I have not yet been one time where there is not a wait time for this attraction. Kilimanjaro Safaris is definitely one that you will want to put at the top of your must see list.

This safari gives you a tour of the African savannas and it is so close to being on a real safari that you will actually feel like you are in Africa. It is amazing, once you leave the gate in your open-air vehicle; it feels like you have stepped into another country. The vehicle that you will board is open on both sides and looks like it has been on one too many safaris.AnimalKingdom2 But quite the contrary, these vehicles are state of the art complete with tracking systems, that allows employees to see the vehicles every move from the official Kilimanjaro Safari tracking station. These vehicles are serviced on a daily basis and rotate throughout the day.

The safari takes about 20 minutes to complete and takes you on a ride through the natural habitats of the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, along twisted pathways and there is even a bridge that looks like you will not make it over.   You will get to see over 34 different species of animals where your vehicle will make stops along the way for you to take pictures, so keep you camera ready to go, or just admire the scenery. Your driver on your safari will AnimalKingdom5keep you posted along the way of what is coming up so be sure and listen and keep your eyes peeled. You definitely do not want to miss a thing!

Another great thing is that Tusker House is just a short walk to the entrance to Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Two of my favorite things about Animal Kingdom so close together, make it easy to visit both the first couple of hours we are at Animal Kingdom.

Thanks, Tabitha, for allowing me to guest post on your blog once again!  Until next time….Cheers!

Feb 16

Rope Drop Anyone?

Have you ever been to Rope Drop?  What is it, you might ask?  Well, it is the opening of the park.  My family has never been to Rope Drop because we just don’t get up in time.  However, I have heard it was great!  My husband’s cousin was at Rope Drop the last time they were at Disney.  They got to Magic Kingdom EARLY and guess what?  They were chosen to be the Family of the Day.

See what she had to say about it and what the Family of the Day got.

“The park opened at 9 and I think we were there between 8 and 8:15.   It was the best experience ever – they took us for a ride up and down Main St. in the fire car and had the photographer take a ton of pictures. The host that opened gave all the girls a few pins and we got a certificate to
jump to the front of the line to see Mickey in Town Hall.”

Yes, this is them up on top at the Train Station welcoming everyone into the park!

Rope Drop