I too go to Animal Kingdom quite often and it is a great place to observe animals. While there are rides and shows...I do really like the animals the best there. Always make time to take them in.My favorite local "zoo" is Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. I live closer to the Central Florida Zoo, Animal Kingdom, and SeaWorld, and they all have their own strengths and weaknesses but, Busch Gardens was always that magical place growing up for me. The park combines my love of theme parks and animals in a perfect way. This park, along with Animal Kingdom, are the main reasons I always tend to build with highly themed areas and storytelling galore. I used to love Rhino Ralley, an old ride the hide that drove you through the animals and eventually lead you to river rapids. I love their large expansive Serenghetti Plains which take up almost half of the park. There are views of the plains from almost the whole park. They have a bunch of up-close animal encounters and there's almost always an animal on every corner. Recently they seem to not be putting as much focus into adding animal experiences and prefer to add more rides (as the rest of the SeaWorld company is doing). A part of me is devasted that these cost-reducing measures are making the park look more generic and not as story-driven as it once was. (If you want that go to Animal Kingdom).
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