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How Long Do You Spend in Animal Kingdom?

Discussion in 'Disney's Animal Kingdom' started by ChristopherSE, Sep 4, 2011.

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How long do you spend in Animal Kingdom?

  1. Less than 3 hours.

    13 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. 3 to 6 hours.

    18 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. 6 to 9 hours.

    11 vote(s)
    22.9%
  4. 9 to 12 hours.

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. Scarletwebslingr

    Scarletwebslingr Veteran Member

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    OOOOOH, what do you do at DAK??
     
  2. UNIrd

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    They've done night EMH at DAK in the past.
     
  3. Sideshow Mike

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    They did but they recently changed it to mornings. According to the WDW calendar, the park will be open to 7:00 during the holidays.
     
  4. JungleSkip

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    They did EMH at night at DAK for years. I was at quite a few of them. Animals sleep schedules have nothing to do with that being cut.

    People leave the park at night because there's barely anything to do when the animals aren't awake(let's be real, there's barely anything to do when they are!), and they lose money in the hours it's open at night. Hence, no DAK at night.
     
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  5. Scarletwebslingr

    Scarletwebslingr Veteran Member

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    They cut it because of the animals, ask the handlers. The night time EMHs were not that frequent, at least not in the past six years. And barely anything to do? I think you're delusional.
     
  6. TheDecemberists

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    Most of the animals are nowhere near the lake area. I don't understand how some fountains would bother any of them. :shrug:
     
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    I think it would be more of a problem of loud guests and nighttime entertainment.
     
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    I got everything done save for Planet watch, Festival of the Lion King, and Flights of Wonder in 2 hours this July. Not nearly enough to do.
     
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    All the trails?
     
  10. TheDecemberists

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    It's just a matter of preference. Some people like to stop and smell the roses, some don't.
     
  11. Brian G.

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    There's not a lot of viewing room for a fountain show in park, unless they rework the huge lake in Asia. However, that is near the Monkey habitat so I doubt it'll happen.
     
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    I work operations on Dinosaur (most technologically advanced ride at WDW) :thumbs:

    The park is usually open until 7:00 during peak seasons anyway. Going to DAK during the holidays will allow you to get some good night pictures/maybe a night ride on Everest or Primeval Whirl.

    Depending on the form of entertainment, yes. Fountains wouldn't do much, but fireworks are too loud. Guests are also a factor.

    Exactly. The Tree of Life would block any view of a main lake for a nighttime spectacular. The only way a nighttime show would ever come to DAK is if it was in the form of a stage show like Fantasmic, built over towards Camp Minnie-Mickey (away from the majority of the animals).
     
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    If it ever opens back up.
     
  14. Dr. Emmett Brown

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    We're told to tell guests Sept 15th. Don't know if that's changed (I'd assume so) since I left for school, but if it's still holding true, Primeval should be at least getting ready to open tomorrow. One side only though; don't expect the other side for a while.
     
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    The 2 times that I've been in Animal Kingdom, and I have an annual pass to Disney from 2006-2009, I've spent less than 2 hours there.
     
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    Ive spent a decent amount of time there on a few occasions, usually from rope drop up until 2-3pm. I really wish they would add more to this park and extend hours cause this park really is beautiful at night and Everest is great at night as well
     
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    I've never seen the park at night. Everytime I've been it's closed at 6 or 7 pm
     
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    Last May was my first time being in AK at night and it was only because I ran the Everest Challenge. It was a great event and recommend it for any of you runners out there. The best part was because I was in the first wave I finished way before the masses so right after I crossed the finish line (which was at the entrance to EE) I literally went right into the line and rode the front row and just about had the whole train to myself. That was sort of my motivation, the quicker I finish the bigger jump I have on the crowds at the after party :lol:
     
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    Ohhh you went during summer hours? I always try to avoid summer crowds but I really want to see it at night. I read about the running challenge last year and it looks like something I want to try out.

    how did you ever stay til two or three in Magic Kingdom though? Did you stay for the parade, all the attractions and shows?
     
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    I could spend most of my day there. I really like the Kilimanjaro, Dinosaur, Everest, FOLK, and the jungle treks take up a good amount of time. And Flame Tree BBQ is amazing.
     

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