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Navigating Our Disney Site

Our Disney Diary Home Page
The main page and intro for this site; family links.
DAK Updates
Update details, other Disney links.
DAK - Entrance
The Virtual Tour starts here.
DAK - The Oasis
The Oasis - the entrance to Animal Kingdom.
DAK - Safari Village
Safari Village - the hub of Animal Kingdom.
DAK - March of the ARTimals
Photos of the March of the ARTimals non-parade.
DAK - DinoLand
DinoLand U.S.A. - Countdown to Extinction; the Boneyard.
DAK - Discovery River
Discovery River Taxi (formerly Boat Ride).
DAK - Asia
Asia: DAK's newest areas. You are Here!
DAK - Maharajah Jungle Trek
Meet tigers, bats and other Asian animals.
DAK - Kali River Rapids
The newest and wettest attraction at DAK.
DAK - Africa
Africa: Harambe village.
DAK - Kilimanjaro Safaris
Kilimanjaro Safaris.
DAK - Pangani Forest
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.
DAK - Conservation Station
Take the Wildlife Express to Conservation Station
DAK - Camp Minnie-Mickey
Festival of the Lion King; virtual tour ends here. Website links
DAK - Guidebook
Each of the panels of the Animal Kingdom Guidebook.
DAK - News
Press and Web news links about Animal Kingdom
DAK - News Clips
Press and Web news clips (text)
Walt Disney World Visit Tips
Hints and tips on visiting WDW from our experiences.
Walt Disney World - Hotels
Personal reviews and recommendations on staying at WDW
Epcot: World of Motion
Andrew's World of Motion memorial site.
WDW International Progam
NEW! Andrew's experiences at Disney.

Disney's Animal Kingdom - Asia

When you cross the bridge from Safari Village or depart the Discovery River Taxi, there is an outdoor theatre just by the Boat dock, Caravan Stage.

Flights of Wonder is a journey in search of lost treasures, starring many free-flying birds. Check your guide or the attraction boards for showtimes.

Photo from eyes&ears Apr 98

Exiting Caravan Stage, head to your left into Ananadapur.

Welcome to the village of Ananadapur, entrance to Asia:

Asia has gradually opened up new areas, initially where the Ice Cream truck is located:

Also check out the old-style fluorescent street lights.
A lot of work has gone into the details in Ananadapur, such as the towers:

and the buildings/streetscape:
In addition to the ice cream truck, other eateries here are:

Head through the village and to the left to the Maharajah Jungle Trek

From earlier tours, as Asia was being built:
You pass by some of the construction on your Discovery River cruise from Asia to Safari Village, and also on the train ride from Conservation Station to Harambe in Africa, although they keep putting up new plywood walls on the train route.

A preview of an Asian village

And you've got a good view of the Asia shoreline from the Safari Village bridge.

If you compare the photo above, taken March 1998 and the photos below, taken June & November 1998, you will notice that there are a lot of mature trees and shrubs that have been planted.

Now let's head along the path to the Maharajah Jungle Trek

Our tour continues!
Let's head to the Maharajah Jungle Trek!

The Ubiquitous Park Map

On the Animal Kingdom Park Map, Asia is on the middle right. The brown area is under construction.