Hidden in the flying roots of the Tree of Life, in a cool basementlike theater, you’ll find a cleverly rigged cinema showing a sense-tricking 10-minute 3-D movie based on the animated movie “A Bug’s Life.” When the stinkbugs do their thing or the tarantula starts firing poison quills, you’ll never quite be sure what’s an image, what’s cutting-edge robotics, and what’s clever rigging in the theater. As one of the newest sense-tricking movies at Disney World, it’s one of the best. Little kids who can’t distinguish fantasy from reality may be scared by the marvelously realized Hopper figure; sit in back (the first doors after you get your glasses) and to the left to be far from him. The indoor preshow area is decorated with posters for some funny entomological variations on Broadway shows (my faves: “Web Side Story” and “My Fair Ladybug”). Strategy: Upon exiting, go left to explore the trails (above) or right for the bridge to Asia.
Disney's Animal Kingdom› Attraction
It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
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