Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, Orlando

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Ride / Activity · Hidden Gem · Fun & Games
The Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (formerly known as Pangani Forest Exploration Trail from August 1998 to May 2016) is a walkway next to Kilimanjaro Safaris at the Disney's Animal Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, from which visitors can see African animals. It is about three-eighths of a mile in length. There are "research students" positioned at most locations to give information about the animals and answer questions.

The attraction originally opened on April 22, 1998 as Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, but the name was changed to Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in August 1998. The attraction reverted to its original name on May 27, 2016.
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  • Because we had scooters there was no way we were not doing the trails today. It was so well worth it. Seeing the hippo swimming under water was so cool. Lots of animals to learn about.  more »
  • Whenever we take the Safari ride we like to finish up by walking through this wonderful trail. Its all too easy to miss it, and you can spend at least half an hour exploring the various animals...  more »
  • This is a nice short little trail to check out when you need a break in Animal Kingdom... The Gorillas are some amazing animals and so much cooler to see in person. They're massive and super powerful. We saw 5 of them hanging out and walking around so we were able to get some pretty good pictures. There's also multiple walk up aquariums that offer some great views of a ton of fish swimming around. The main aquarium room is huge with 3 main viewing windows of a big pond with plenty of exotic fish to see. We were also able to catch a glimpse of a hippo briefly.The meercats section was probably my favorite. Their high energy running around and they're not afraid of the crowds. At times, it appeared they were posing for the everyone. Overall this is a great rain forest inspired exploration trail to explore. Like the Animal Kingdom in general, there's plenty of social media sections for the gram. Enjoy!
  • Nice quieter place of the park where you explore a bunch of animals. There are guides dotted around to teach you things. The whole area is mostly covered with trees so it is a good place to get away from the heat if its hot.

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