I was provided on a business expense paid trip to Orlando to help promote Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom, Disney World, and the Walt Disney Conservation Fund. All opinions and stories about the Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek are my own.
While in Orlando to promote the Monkey Kingdom Event I was able to experience the most amazing adventure ever. The Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek is an amazing excursion that you will want to learn about. During this adventure I was able to get close and personal with nature. It is a 3-hour event that includes going on a natural wilderness hike, getting close to hippos, climbing and walking across a rope bridge with dangerous crocodiles underneath me. After climbing past those two bridges we took a jeep vehicle through the wilderness to an exclusive little hut where they served us exotic foods. We had two Disney Cast members who took us on our tour. During different stops of the tour we had more animal experts who would help us out on our adventures.
When visiting Disney World there is so much to do there than the average person is even aware of. You could schedule this Wild Africa Trek and not only learn so much about nature but learn so much more about yourself. Creating memories with my family is really important to me.
If you like photography, you are going to love the Wild Africa Trek. You really get to stop and take photos in the wild with these animals. You feel like you are right in the open with nature. It is relaxing and enjoyable.
If you have a fear of heights like myself you are going to find this Wild Africa Trek even more fun! The bridge walking is only a small part of the 3 hour adventure. You can barely tell that you have been climbing during the hiking part. Then all of a sudden there is a bridge in front of you. You are harnessed to the top of it and it is completely safe. At most you will only have one other person on the bridge with you, so it isn’t very rocky at all. My legs were a little shaky during the entire bridge walk but after I arrived at the other end without any tears I felt like a conquered something that I would have never tried before if it wasn’t for this Monkey Kingdom Event in Orlando. Now next time you go to Disney World budget some extra money and perhaps take your kids or even take your own romantic adventure with your partner.
Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom in Theaters on April 17, 2015
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.
Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world.