Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can’t actually be there. We’ll continue our adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as we make our way into Africa, visit the Gorilla’s before catching a spectacular show that is full of energy and engages the whole family.
OK, so who all watched that World Series. Yes, I’m a huge baseball fan, but you have to admit that the series between the Astros and Dodgers was fantastic to watch, even for a marginal fan. Each game went back and forth, or was really close late. You can’t help but smiling for the Astros in the end, what a way to finish it out. But this isn’t a baseball podcast, but one dedicated to reliving memories in the Disney Parks, so we should probably get back to what we do best.
As before, the cool morning at the end of January of 2015 gave way to a warmer but still overcast day. We are at the end of a weeklong trip to Walt Disney World with my extended family. It’s been a great time and the trip couldn’t have been more amazing. We’ll join the memory as most of the group has just finished watching Flights of Wonder and are trying to figure out how much time we have before our fast pass for Festival of the Lion King is up. Fastpasses for shows are different than rides a little bit. Basically, if you get one for a show, you are admitted before everyone else is, so we are going to try to get there a little before they let the rest of the masses in to the theater. We still have some time before that point, so we’ll make our way over to the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (then Pangani Forest Exploration Trail) and watch the Gorilla’s for a few minutes and then make our way into the theater to watch the Lion King. We’ll find our seats quickly near the front of the Warthog section, and then we wait. Thankfully, Disney is so good at making sure you’re not just bored waiting for something to happen, the Cast Members come over and play games, or you can sing along with the music, or you can just sit and enjoy the air conditioning. Finally the doors close, the lights dim, and the show begins.
This show used to be a hidden treasure of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but now everyone knows about it. The theater isn’t the biggest, so a FastPass is a great way to guarantee your spot almost any time of the year, and the show is such that there is something for everyone. The movement, the colors, and the music all combine to make a show that is pleasing to watch for families of all ages, and is again another reason Disney has spoiled me from ever really enjoying a stage show in any other theme park.
Today’s memory is in binaural once again, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now sit back. Relax. Close your eyes. And come with me as we head to Africa to catch a show that is full of energy and engages the whole family.