Hey! What Happened to Rivers of Light?!

Seriously, folks.  What did happen to Rivers of Light?  With only 17 total votes, Animal Kingdom’s much-ballyhooed light show didn’t even make it out of the 1st Round of this past weekend’s competition!

Like Pandora’s attractions, is River’s poor showing another example of ‘not enough of us have experienced it yet’?  Or, even though we hear how beautiful it is, could it be that it’s not ‘all that’ after all?  What do you think?

Let’s start with just a tad bit more tournament history, my friends.  In fact, I really needed to record this on the web site somewhere.  That way, I wouldn’t have to research it every year!  Anyway, here’s our ‘honor roll’ of champions …

  • 2013 – Expedition Everest
  • 2014 – Expedition Everest
  • 2015 – Expedition Everest
  • 2016 – Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • 2017 – Expedition Everest
  • 2018 – Kilimanjaro Safaris

We’re a consistent bunch, I’ll say that much for us.  Only two champions across six years of voting.  Six years?!  A six-year All in WDW tradition?  Wow, these polls are popular!

Two quick comments before we proceed to the “main course” of today’s “meal”.  First, let me express my sympathies to Pandora’s Na’vi River Journey.  It missed our Top 10 by one measly vote!  Give it an Honorable Mention, OK?

Then, there was Kali River Rapids.  Our results scream one loud and clear message … the readers recommend that we “stay dry”, baby!

Anyway, Mrs. All in WDW and I often get asked, “We’re going to Disney.  Where should we stay?  What should we do when we get there?  Where should we eat?”

How about you?  Has a family-member or friend ever wanted your expert advice?  I love answering all of those questions.  Don’t you?  Of course, it takes a lot of time to dole out suggestions, doesn’t it?

Want to know what we do?  We let you, our readers, weigh in with your opinions!  We let you provide the advice!  That’s right!  It’s one of the main reasons why we created the All in WDW Readers’ “Top 10’s”!

Does someone want to know what attractions to hit when they visit the Animal Kingdom?  Well, you’ve already sorted through the various options for them!

In fact, if they follow this list, your family-members or friends will be right on target.  Folks, let me introduce you to your advice!  Welcome to the 2018 All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions!

  1. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  2. Festival of the Lion King
  3. Avatar Flight of Passage
  4. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  5. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  6. Tree of Life
  7. Maharajah Jungle Trek
  8. DINOSAUR
  9. It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  10. Tree of Life Awakenings

The 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions!

Mrs. All in WDW and I often get asked, “We’re going to Disney.  Where should we stay?  What should we do when we get there?  Where should we eat?”

How about you?  Has a family-member or friend ever wanted your expert advice?

I love answering those questions.  Don’t you?  Of course, it takes a lot of time to dole out suggestions, doesn’t it?

Want to know what we do?  We let you, our readers, weigh in with your opinions!  We let you provide the advice!

That’s right!  It’s one of the main reasons why we created the All in WDW Readers’ “Top 10′s”!

Does someone want to know what attractions to hit when they visit the Animal Kingdom?  Well, this week, you’ve already sorted through the various options for them!

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In fact, if they follow this list, your family-members or friends will be right on target.  Folks, let me introduce you to your advice!

Welcome to the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions!

  1. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  2. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  3. Festival of the Lion King
  4. DINOSAUR
  5. Kali River Rapids
  6. It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  7. Finding Nemo – The Musical
  8. Maharajah Jungle Trek
  9. Tree of Life
  10. Pangani Forest Exploration Trail

Wow! We Have A NEW Champion! Long Live The Kingdom’s Animals! [Tons of Pics!]

Wow!  What a week!  Thanks for all your support, my friends!

24 attractions.  Four rounds of voting.  A familiar finale of four.  And, at last, a NEW All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attraction!

Kilimanjaro

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After three straight years of chasing Everest’s Yeti, the Kingdom’s real animals have finally captured the crown!  Congratulations, Kilimanjaro Safaris!  You are 2016’s “king” of Disney’s “jungle”!

I have to admit, I felt this one coming.  Why?  Look at these “stats” …

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris – 146
  • Expedition Everest – 108

These were the collective (three-round) vote totals coming into the final round.  A commanding advantage, yes?  Look at this …

  • Festival of the Lion King – 37
  • Expedition Everest – 26

This year, Yeti couldn’t even win its semi-final round!  2016 had to be the year that it fell to Disney’s wildlife tour!  And, it did!  Finally!

I’ve always felt that Kilimanjaro Safaris is the Animal Kingdom’s “signature” attraction.  I’m happy to see that the animals finally got their just reward.

And, the animals are happy too!  Look at them rejoicing in triumph!  See ya’ tomorrow, folks!

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Same Old Song? Vote YOUR Favorite Animal Kingdom Attraction! It’s The Finale!

Same old song?  No.  This year, I think we’re playing a much different tune.

Why?  Well, I’ll tell you that tomorrow … after we’ve crowned 2016’s “champ”!  In the meantime, here we are … the BIG finale!

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Four attractions.  One winner.  Which will it be?  Which will become the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attraction?

Let’s see!  Today, my friends, you get ONE vote!  Cast it now!

Now, It’s Getting Interesting! VOTE For YOUR Favorite Animal Kingdom Attractions! The Semi-Finals!

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve found ourselves some definite front-runners, my friends.  You don’t believe me?  Then, please, take a look back at yesterday’s post.  Check out Round 2’s results!

Well.  Let’s see where this competition goes next, then, shall we?  It’s time for the … semi-finals!

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I present you with two groups of FOUR attractions, below.  You get ONE vote PER group.  VOTE for your favorite amongst the four in each group.  You get TWO total votes today!

The Top 2 attractions in each group will advance into our BIG finale!  They’ll comprise our “Phenomenal Four”!

Go ahead, everyone!  VOTE!  One of these eight will become the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attraction!