Disney World is taking steps towards reopening its parks, although a date has not yet been set.

The last Disney park I visited was Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  I visited during the holiday season, so the crowd was big and lines were long. How the world had changed since.  I am glad I visited when I did, because I don’t have plans to visit anytime soon.  That was true even pre-COVID-19.

I took quite a few pictures along the way, but I never got around to sharing them, until now.

Welcoming entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


You can’t miss these creative animal parking signage, to remind you where you’ve parked.


Disney’s got you covered with complimentary parking tram service.


The Tree of Life is major highlight of Animal Kingdom.


You can admire detailed work walking under the tree.


Another tree view.

We watched one of the live productions:

Still trying to find Nemo…


Humans wearing fish costumes just doesn’t work for me…

Animals at the Animal Kingdom

Part of the appeal visiting the Animal Kingdom was that it was like a half a visit to the zoo. We were looking forward to the Kilimanjaro Safari, and apparently, so was everyone else.  Lines were long everywhere, but we waited for this ride.  I saw everything from someone trying to squeeze up the line every chance she got, to a teenager borrowing her mom’s phone only to drop it (the screen cracked).


Kilimanjaro Safaris

I’m going to have a little fun with the captioning.

The safari vehicle. Reminds me of Jurassic Park …and dinosaurs.


Saw these unique long beak birds at another section of the park (not during the ride)


“This space is all mine.  Back off. ” with that menacing look.


Do you see what I see?


“Maybe I can blend in here even better?”


“What do you want, bird? This is my spot. I am not moving”.



Clay ant-hill in the background. Do you know what animal this is? (Because I don’t).


“Look at my horns. I’m not afraid to use it.”

“Just loitering around…”


An Elephant!


“Who’s taller? You or me? ‘Nuf said”.


“I’m the king of the jungle, hear me roar”.

“Nothing to see here. I’m just snacking”


It’s quite amazing to be able to see some animals up close.


Rivers of Light Night Show

After the tour, it was already in the afternoon.  We waited through another round of long line to order food.  Afterwards, we wandered around and assed by the sight of these lotus flowers.  We figured that they must be part of the Rivers of Light Show.

Lotus Flowers…for Rivers of Light show?


Caught the view with Volcano Bay in the background.


We had a FastPass for the Rivers of Lights show, but it was for the late showing.  Instead, we opted to standby for an earlier show.


Lights. Waterworks. Props.


And yes, the lotus flowers were part of the River of Lights show. Beautiful display.


It would be interesting to see how Disney parks operate in the post COVID-19 era.  Having smaller crowds and shorter lines would make a better experience for most guests.