T RAVEL ANIMAL KINGDOM Everyone, especially animal lovers, will be enthralled with Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. At the centre of this laid-back park that has the essence of travel to Africa, India and Asia, is the intricately sculpted Tree of Life (above), which expresses the balance of nature with all living things. Themed musical theatre performances, excursions like the Kilimanjaro Safaris and the Mahara- jah Jungle Trek, live animal zoo exhibits from insects to elephants, plus an array of fun and thrilling rides are there for kids both young and old. Animal Kingdom is great for a slower-paced day to reconnect with nature. Above: Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Right: Kali River Rapids boat ride (you might get a little wet). Below: A glimps of grazing Waterbuck durning the Kilimanjaro Safaris. 118 Perfect Wedding Magazine A New Era / Spring 2017 DISNEY SPRINGS After 5+ days at the Walt Disney World Resort it may be time for a change of pace in a completely different environ- ment. Located adjacent to the park is Disney Springs, the outdoor centre for a relaxed fun-filled escape with world- class dining options, unique boutiques and fantastic shopping, plus some dazzling entertainment. Getting here is easy by car and includes free parking, by bus and even by boat from select Walt Disney World Resorts. The ‘Characters in Flight’ sightseeing ballon rises over 400 feet over Down- town Disney, providing guests with an inspiring view of the dining, shopping and entertainment areas plus the always beautiful Bay Lake.