Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, “a bug’s land” at Disney California Adventure Park is a whimsical play area that invites the Park’s littlest guests to experience the fun in being a bug. This section of the Park is crawling with excitement and was original to the Park when it opened in 2001.
The 4-D show “It’s Tough to Be a Bug!,” presented in the Bug’s Life Theater, treats the audience to a sensory experience they won’t soon forget. In the show, which is told from the bug’s-eye-view of Flik the ant, guests dodge a tarantula’s quills, smell a stink bug’s stench, and eventually become honorary bugs themselves. Upon leaving the show, they remain virtually shrunken to bug size as they explore Flik’s Fun Fair, where more adventure awaits.
At Flik’s Fun Fair, pint-sized guests and their parents can
• Soar in Flik’s Flyers, hot-air balloons made of sticks and leaves
• Go buggy at Tuck & Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies, pillbug-shaped bumper cars under the big top at P.T. Flea’s Circus
• Ride Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train, a caterpillar-shaped train in search of yummy treats
• Bee-bop to Frances’ Ladybug Boogie, twisting and turning ladybug cars on a figure 8 track
• or they can splash around a gigantic faucet at Princess Dot Puddle Park.
Everything in a bug’s land is themed to make Guests feel they’ve entered the tiny critters’ world, from living, leafy vegetation to giant tissue-box restrooms to oversized juice box-shaped drink stands. Just be glad there are no bug zappers 😉
You have a couple different options today. One, go to your local hobby store and purchase an ant farm. (Yes, they still make those!) They are clear-sided boxes filled with sand and supplied with ants. They come complete with care instructions and often include suggested ways to watch/study the ants’ behavior.
Your second option is an arts and craft project. You’ll need two paper plates, one brass brad, google eyes, glue,and red and black paint or markers. You will also need black construction paper, scissors, and black pipe cleaners or chenille sticks. Visit BuggyandBuddy.com for complete instructions. They also add an optional feelings chart to hide under the wings.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Biology, Art
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary
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