Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Murals of the Maharajah Jungle Trek

   We're pretty blatant about our love of the Asia section of Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Be it the nooks and crannies,  the well themed bathrooms,  or just about anything…we LOVE the details in the area of Disney World.  And among the most beautiful areas, within the grand scheme of Asia, is the splendid Maharajah Jungle Trek.  
   An attraction not to be overlooked, this walking trail is more than just an animal exhibit.  Disney goes above and beyond theming for this area, and creates a feeling of complete immersion.  And while the entire trek is beyond amazing, this post will focus on just one aspect of its grandeur…the murals.

   Creating an impressive sense of decaying ruin, the murals actually help tell the back story of the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Using images the story involves a long lineage of Rajahs all of whom had an impact on the reserve.  There is a much more detailed description of the jungle trek over on Jambo Everyone… but I thought I would share some of my favorite photos of the murals themselves.

love this tiger 

   Pretty stinking cool, huh?  These murals, and the trek in general, were among the first things to truly impress me about Disney World. My jaw dropped as we passed the tigers.  Something about their muted colors and chipped walls are just so fantastic, plus the stylized illustration is perfect for the area.  These murals just feel right.  


  1. If I can ever get back to WDW (last there in 1993!) The Maharajah Jungle Trek is actually #1 on my must-see list. Great photos of the murals!