Fun Find Friday
February 10, 2012
Location: Africa, Disney's Animal Kingdom
It's no question. Disney is
the master of details and for over 50 weeks
we've covered several details that Disney
has hidden around for Disney nerds like us
to discover. The amazing thing about these
details is that while some are obvious,
others you can pass hundreds of times
without ever noticing them. Today we'll talk
about one of those.
There are several attractions found throughout Walt
Disney World where you feel the need to exit fairly quickly.
Kilimanjaro Safaris has always felt this way to me especially.
Throughout all of Disney's Animal Kingdom I always feel very relaxed
while walking around as if I don't need to rush from attraction to
attraction (like most do at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and
Epcot), but for some reason every time I get off of Kilimanjaro
Safaris I feel the urge to stand up and exit towards the Warden Post
around the corner. Due to this, I missed an extremely important part
of Kilimanjaro Safaris storyline for years.
Yes, we are in Harambe, but the Harambe Wildlife
Reserve didn't just pop up over night. In fact, before the Reserve
was created Harambe was well known for being a hub in the livestock
trading industry. So when Kilimanjaro Safaris came to Harambe with
the intention of starting up two week safaris, they needed to
realized the easiest way to load and unload their guests would be at
the same gates where livestock were herded on and off trucks as
well. So which company did the purchase a building from? Smythe-Wallis
British East Africa Livestock Ltd. of course!
In fact, when you are being herded off the ride
(much like the livestock that once roamed this area) make sure you
take a look up to find a nice nod to the former owners of the
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