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    New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    New Adventure at Disney?s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will have Guests Trekking into the Savannah Disney Parks Blog

    Sounds like a more intimate, personal safari. Will be interesting to see if they let you walk along the reserve. I doubt it for safety reasons, but it implies they might I think.

    I'm also curious as to the price...

    This seems like a possible replacement for the boutique park perhaps?
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Awwwesome, I think. This is what Animal Kingdom should be like. They better not do something to ruin it, now... Just make it like any other guided tour.
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    I'm being optimistic, I'll wait to see what it entails. However, if all they do is roll you out on a truck and you feed a giraffe I will be a little disappointed. LOL

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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Let´s hope that Stitch, Nemo and even Mickey will stay out of this one.
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    I can think of a possible downside: if the trucks and their feeding activities are visible to the regular attraction - and I think they will be - it will be a (slight) visual intrusion into the storyline.
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinYee View Post
    I can think of a possible downside: if the trucks and their feeding activities are visible to the regular attraction, it will be a (slight) visual intrusion into the storyline.
    How so?
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    The conceit (fantasy) of the storyline is that you're out in the bush - it's just you and the animals (and the trees). But that fantasy is harder to maintain if there are folks feeding those same giraffes you had wanted to take a picture of "in the wild."

    It's not really the wild, and the presence of the trucks in front of and behind you also spoil the illusion, but this would be one additional spoiling.
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Wow, that sounds like a nightmare come true to me.
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    I did say "slight" visual intrusion. Sorry if my opinions offended...
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinYee View Post
    I did say "slight" visual intrusion. Sorry if my opinions offended...
    Kevin, if you're referring to NNL's comment, it's because she dislikes the safari and being so close to the animals, not about the visual intrusion. So, no worries.

    It is implied you'll go off the beaten path however, so hopefully this will avoid any intrusions?
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Ah, gotcha. No worries.

    If they are not visible from the ride, I can't see any downside. Unless it's hugely expensive or something
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    New Adventure at Disney?s Animal Kingdom Theme Park will have Guests Trekking into the Savannah Disney Parks Blog

    Sounds like a more intimate, personal safari. Will be interesting to see if they let you walk along the reserve. I doubt it for safety reasons, but it implies they might I think.

    I'm also curious as to the price...

    This seems like a possible replacement for the boutique park perhaps?
    Does this mean that we might not have the off-rumored Night Kingdom?


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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Timekeeper View Post
    Does this mean that we might not have the off-rumored Night Kingdom?


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    From what I've read online, the economy pretty much killed the idea. However, I am not in the know, so here are some things that could happen:

    1-This is being introduced because Night Kingdom is gone.
    2-This is a test to see how interested people really are in it.
    3-If Night Kingdom gets the green light (a big if), then they'll move it there.

    Pretty sure 1 is the answer, but again, I'm no expert. From all accounts I've seen though, Night Kingdom is no more.
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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Yoyo, they are copying Busch Gardens. They have been doing the same truck in the mud tours for years. Reason why SummerInFL is so excited about this.

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    Re: New Savannah Trekking Experience Coming to Animal Kingdom!

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    From what I've read online, the economy pretty much killed the idea. However, I am not in the know, so here are some things that could happen:

    1-This is being introduced because Night Kingdom is gone.
    2-This is a test to see how interested people really are in it.
    3-If Night Kingdom gets the green light (a big if), then they'll move it there.

    Pretty sure 1 is the answer, but again, I'm no expert. From all accounts I've seen though, Night Kingdom is no more.
    Was there ever any "real" confirmation that Night Kingdom was even under consideration to begin with? AFAIK, the only "source" regarding Night Kingdom was an article from JHM, and even the legitimate news sites that reported on the possibility of Night Kingdom were merely repeating it as a story that they had gotten from JHM. JHM tends to be... ah... well... I think you know.

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