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Kilimanjaro Safaris (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

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Disney is known for exerting fierce control over its shows, but in
1998, it risked building an entire park around animals, which are notoriously
recalcitrant performers. Cleverly, Disney turned a problem into a virtue by
inventing a fake African safari plot, ensuring that sneaking glimpses of
animals being themselves would be the show. This 32-passenger, 20-minute
round-trip Jeep excursion threads through stage-managed veld stocked with lion,
cheetah, elephants, and other safari all-stars. There's a silly plot overlay
with poachers, but there are no bars or visible fences. Instead, animals are
separated by hidden berms and invisible obstacles—and no two rides are the
same.

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Kilimanjaro Safaris (Disney's Animal Kingdom)

Disney is known for exerting fierce control over its shows, but in
1998, it risked building an entire park around animals, which are notoriously
recalcitrant performers. Cleverly, Disney turned a problem into a virtue by
inventing a fake African safari plot, ensuring that sneaking glimpses of
animals being themselves would be the show. This 32-passenger, 20-minute
round-trip Jeep excursion threads through stage-managed veld stocked with lion,
cheetah, elephants, and other safari all-stars. There's a silly plot overlay
with poachers, but there are no bars or visible fences. Instead, animals are
separated by hidden berms and invisible obstacles—and no two rides are the
same.

©2011 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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