Animal Kingdom and EPCOT Visits

Tuesday April 26th 2022

Today was my first full day at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. I had a park reservation for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. One of the advantages to staying on site is early entry to the theme parks. A half hour every morning some of the rides in each park are open for people staying on Disney property. I wanted to take advantage of that feature, but it was just too early for me. Animal Kingdom opens to the general public at 7:30AM. Early admission starts at 7AM. To get there using Disney transportation I’d have to leave my RV home at 6AM. I set the alarm and tried, but it was no use. I needed sleep more than a ride to Pandora.

Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

I made it to Animal Kingdom by 8:30AM. The Kilimanjaro Safari had a posted 45 minute wait. It was only 35 minutes, but some of it was walking through a very long extended queue area. The animals were all out, but this particular driver didn’t slow down much to allow for decent pictures. In addition to the safari ride, I wandered around the whole park checking out the various animals between watching two shows. I saw the current version of the Lion King show which has several social distancing accommodations incorporated in the production and the new Kit Tails show.

Animal Kingdom Animals

Celebration of Festival of the Lion King

Kite Tails

The lines for many of the other activities at Animal Kingdom were very long so I returned to my campsite shortly afternoon. I took a nap to re-energize for my return to EPCOT in the evening. The night time Harmonious show was well worth the return visit.

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Topiaries

Space Ship Earth


Barges in the lagoon for the Harmonious show really standout during the daylight.

2 thoughts on “Animal Kingdom and EPCOT Visits

  1. I had not heard of Disney’s Harmonious show. I’ve been to Disney World twice – not sure if we’ll go again. Cost and Crowds. We have been to one of the Fireworks and Fountains shows at Longwood Gardens. I absolutely loved it. I would enjoy the Harmonious show, I’m sure.


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