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WELCOME TO ASIA!
In ASIA you will discover FLIGHTS OF WONDER, MAHARAJAH JUNGLE TREK, KALI RIVERRAPIDS and EXPEDITION EVEREST.
With its forbidden temples, tropical rain forests and the village of Ananadapur, you will be transported to Asia.
Asia is just beautiful all over. No matter what area you are in you will see the majestic beautyat every turn. There is a lot to see here. (picture by wdwmemories)
FLIGHTS OF WONDER is a wonderful menagerie of birds. There may be birds you have neverseen before.
Bird lovers will be enchanted by the graceful, soaring birds in these performances. (This area is shaded, so come take a break from the sun)
Watch these talented trainers work with these birds. They share a lot of information about theseamazing birds.
Guest Policies: Animal Viewing location. Assistive Listening Devices at Guest Relations.Guests may remain in their wheelchair or ECV.
MAHARAJAH JUNGLE TREK is where you can take your time and be transported to Asia. The area is absolutely beautiful. There is lots to see all around you so take your time.
It is inhabited by exotic animals including Giant Fruit Bats (32 of them, some with 6 ft wingspan), birds...
Fun Fact: Some of the viewing areas are without glass panes or wire coverings. These bats have a 6-foot wingspan and can't get thru the 14-inch window frame, so no worries.
... and huge dinosaur looking Komodo Dragons....
...and tigers! The 6 Bengal Tigers are in a beautiful habitat and run freely in their surroundings. You can watch them for hours, if you choose. There are 6 viewing areas so everyone in the family will be able to have a good view.
They play and chase each other over the ruins...
...and in and out of the water.
FUN FACT: These tigers were born in captivity but Disney lets them be tigers and stay wild. None of them are trained. (picture by adisneyworld)
The half-mile long path is lined with costumed Cast Members at the wildlife viewing areas to answer any questions you may have.
Guest Services: Animal viewing location. Guests may remain in wheelchair or ECV.
If you need to cool off Kali River Rapids is the ride to go on. You get on board a huge 12-seater raft and hang on for an incredible adventure.
You ride along the white-waterrapids of the fictional Chakranadi River through a rainforest, past an illegal logging operation and ...
(picture by wdwplanner)
...enjoy the scenery and the beauty of the land......
Stephen, Bonnie & Russ enjoying the ride.
...before plunging down a 25 ft. waterfall. You WILL get wet! (picture by allears)
Guest Policies: Fast Pass WARNING: For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back and/or neck problems, motion sickenss or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride. The height requirement is 44" tall. You must transfer from your wheelchair and/or ECV to ride this ride. This ride has Automated External Defibrillators.
Fun Facts: Kali River Rapids earned the 2004 Disney Magazine Reader's Choice Award as the Best Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park Attraction for Teens!
Rising almost 200 feet is the incredible ride, EXPEDITION EVEREST - LEGEND OF THE FORBIDDEN MOUNTAIN!
As you walk thru the village of Curisdan, which feels like you are walking in the foothills of the Himalayas. Through ancient ruins and artifacts you will learn about the legendary Abominable Snowman.
If you are brave enough to travel through the forbidden mountain pass where the Yeti protects his sacred territory, you will board a refurbished mountain train and begin your ascent to the base camp up Expedition Everest.
If you look around as you travel up the mountain you will see signs of the Yeti’s presence. (This ride scared the bejesus out of me) It is definitely fast and it is a very popular ride!
Then……the train stops because the track that you are supposed to use is ripped up. If you like scary rides, this is for you! Plunging through caverns backwards is not my kind of fun but the kids love it!
Keep your eyes open for the Yeti. He looks like a very real and very scary creature. (picture bydwtickets)
Guest Policies: Fast Pass (WARNING) For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back and/or neck problems, motion sickenss or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride. The height requirement is 44" tall. You must transfer from your wheelchair and/or ECV to ride this ride. This ride has Automated External Defibrillators.
Fun Fact: Opened April 7, 2006
Dining in Asia
Yak & Yeti Restaurant serves Pan-Asian cuisine including honey chicken, miso salmon & tempura shrimp. (picture by farm4)
Anandapur Local Food Cafes serves Honey chicken, shrimp lo mein and sweet & sour pork(picture farm4)
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck serves Lots of ice cream treats. (picture by Main St. Gazette)
Next stop is T-Rex Restaurant!
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