Hopefully the cars don’t start to rust just sitting out here in the elements.
As you know, once August hits, that means it’s Halloween here in central Florida.
In my opinion, however, it’s never truly Halloween on Disney property until the T-Rex in Chester and Hester’s gets his vampire costume. Today was the day!
I noticed in some of the gift shops where Halloween merchandise is located, they have these Halloween-themed educational animal signs.
They’re similar to the tie-in signs they did for the Lion King film.
Well, with Halloween and bats on my mind, I decided to go see if the bats had returned to the Maharajah Jungle Trek.
There’s usually a monkey of some sort in this exhibit. They’re currently missing in action.
Unfortunately, so are the bats. They’re currently training a new group of bats for the exhibit, and they’re not quite ready to be around guests. It is an open-air exhibit, so they need to be used to guests and such before they’re put on display.
They do still have this great monitor lizard on display at the moment, though.
The tigers also weren’t on exhibit when I was here. To paraphrase Jurassic Park: “Now, you do eventually plan to have animals on your animal tour, right?”
Even without the animals on display, there’s plenty to look at on the path. Some of the most beautiful scenery made for the park is in this area.
They’re selling these all over the park now. I’m sorry, I think they look creepy.
Pro Tip: The longest line Flight of Passage will have all day is first thing in the morning. Unless you somehow make it in with the first 100-300 guests, you’re looking at a long wait. If you can stick it out until mid-day, or the end of the night, your wait is significantly reduced, in my experience.
Near the entrance to the park, they have this weird, makeshift smoking section for, I assume, the Rainforest Cafe guests.
It’s only a stone’s throw from the ticket booths. It’s kind of strange. I suppose they’re still working out the kinks of the new smoking ban.