Stella Presents … the 2017 WDW Fans’ Top 15 Animal Kingdom Attractions!

Stella?  Who’s Stella?  Well, my friends, a baby elephant was recently born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and she’s named … Stella!

Thanks to my podcast partner, John Peters, she’s “here” to present us with the 2017 WDW Fans’ Top 15 Animal Kingdom Attractions!

Oh, OK.  So, John has simply provided us with some really great pictures of Harambe’s young pachyderm.  Are you an elephant fan?  Take a look …



Since Stella is, now, an integral part of the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction, though, I thought it would be very fitting for her to appear in this post.

However, back to our topic.  What are the WDW Fans’ Top Favorites Lists?  [See the drop-down at the top of the page.]  Whether it be a Top 5, a Top 10, or a Top 15, our lists have a purpose.

Have you ever been asked, “We’re going to Disney.  Where should we stay?”  Or, “What attractions are the must-do’s?”  And, “Where should we eat?”

If a family-member or friend wants to know where to stay, what to do, or where to eat, send them to our lists of favorites!  Hey!  By voting, you built them!

When it comes to the Animal Kingdom, what attractions could you recommend they prioritize when they visit ?  Well, without further delay, here they are!  Your Top 15 favorites!

  1. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  2. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  3. Festival of the Lion King
  5. Kali River Rapids
  6. It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  7. Finding Nemo – The Musical
  8. Tree of Life
  9. Maharajah Jungle Trek
  10. Tree of Life Awakenings
  11. Flights of Wonder
  12. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  13. Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight
  14. Primeval Whirl
  15. Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience

WDW Main Street – Episode #327 – The Yeti’s Revenge! Animal Kingdom Poll Recap!

Join Doug, Dennis, John, and I as we recap our recently-completed Animal Kingdom attractions “tournament”.

Expedition Everest reclaimed its position at the top of the kingdom’s mountain.  Do we agree with the result?  How will Pandora impact next year’s “competition”?  We let you know at …

WDW Main Street – Episode #327 – The Yeti’s Revenge! Animal Kingdom Poll Recap!


A Shocking Result? Revenge of the Yeti!

Wow!  Our furry, terrifying, Himalayan friend left no doubt, did he (she)?  A resounding, uncontested victory launches Yeti back atop Animal Kingdom’s mountain (pun intended)!

Let’s review a little history, shall we?

  • 2013
    Expedition Everest
    Kilimanjaro Safaris (-1)
  • 2014
    Expedition Everest
    Kilimanjaro Safaris (-4)
  • 2015
    Expedition Everest
    Kilimanjaro Safaris (-9)
  • 2016
    Kilimanjaro Safaris
    Expedition Everest (-4)
  • 2017
    Expedition Everest
    Kilimanjaro Safaris (-58)

Look at that!  Prior to this weekend’s tournament, it was almost impossible to separate these two iconic attractions!

All I can say is that, after carrying the “crown” for three straight years (2013-2015), Yeti avenged its 4 vote loss in 2016 in epic fashion.  What dominance!  The “champ” is back!

Why do I call it a bit of a shock, however?  Take a look back at this competition’s first two rounds.

Round 1
Round 2

I know that match-ups mean a lot, but Safaris won far more fan support than Everest in both rounds!  I thought that yesterday’s finale would be just as close as ever!

I mentioned it in my Round 1 post, but I’ll be really excited to see this poll unfold next year.  Pandora has to be a game-changer.

Having said that, will AVATAR break Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris’ stranglehold on this park’s championship?  I can’t wait to find out.

In the meantime, we have a “king”.  Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain?  You are, once again, the WDW Fans’ Favorite Animal Kingdom Attraction!


Welcome to Our Animal-rific Finale! Which Attraction Will Rule the Kingdom? VOTE!

We’re going to kick today off without a lot of fanfare, folks.  After all, it is Monday, you know.  Time to get back to “real” life.  Booooo.

Before we do that, though, we have one more Disney “obligation”.  We have one last VOTE to cast.  Well, actually, we have THREE!


My friends, below, I present you with our Grand Finale!  When it comes to WDW’s so-called “fourth park”, these attractions are 2017’s “Sensational Six”!

Our job, today, is to VOTE for our favorite THREE.  That’s right!  I said “three”!

This should be an exciting race, fans, and, by the time the day unfolds, one of these experiences will become the 2017 WDW Fans’ Favorite Animal Kingdom Attraction!

Which one will rule this Disney “kingdom”?  Let’s find out!  VOTE!

It’s Round 2, Folks! The Terrific Twelve! VOTE for YOUR Favorite Animal Kingdom Attractions!

Great day of voting yesterday, my friends.  Thanks very much for your support!  Were there any surprises for you in the results?  Disappointments?

I can tell you that one of my friends is probably singing a bit of the blues.  If you caught us on …

WDW Main Street – Episode #325 – Seeding the Animal Kingdom Attractions Poll!

… you’d know that Doug Davis will be pretty sad about his Wildlife Express Train missing today’s semi-final party.

We’ll be recording the next episode of the show this morning.  You know what I always tell Doug when he gets going – #rantingmeansratings!


What’s up for today?  Below, I present you with TWO groups of SIX.  Like yesterday, you can VOTE for THREE attractions in each group.  Cast SIX votes, in total, today!

The Top 3 in each group will make it into tomorrow’s action-packed finale.  Which attraction will win?  I can’t wait to find out!  VOTE!