Disney's Dark Side - Flame Tree Barbecue

Since this is Halloween week, I thought it would be fun to point out an example of Disney's darker sense of humor as seen on the Flame Tree Barbecue sign.  

All about the predator/prey theme at Flame Tree Barbecue in the Animal Kingdom park at Disney World.  

At first glance, it seems looks like a bright and colorful sign featuring lots of animals, which makes sense given that this is Disney's Animal Kingdom park.  But did you notice that there is a predator/prey theme through out the whole sign?   We'll start at the bottom, which has a cute little turtle eating a bird.   On the turtle's back, is a small animal being eaten by snake but the snake is also getting bitten by a bug.   On either side of the menu are two rabbits that are carried off by an owl.  Finally, at the top of the sign is a fish being eaten by an alligator.  

The theme continues when you and I are the predators who consume the yummy food offered at this quick-service restaurant featuring St. Louis style ribs, turkey legs, pulled pork and smoked turkey sandwiches, and chicken.    The tables are all outdoors and some overlook the lake in the center of the Animal Kingdom.   Once, I snagged a great table near the lake and was delighted to notice a little alligator (pictured below) watching us eat our lunch from the water.   Maybe they need to change the top of their sign so that the alligator is eating a tourist who is eating a barbecue ribs and chicken combo!  (This is a good spot to start singing"The Circle of Life" song from the Lion King). 

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Little alligator watching us eat our lunch at Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney's Animal Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Little alligator watching us eat our lunch at Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney's Animal Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.