That the parade at Animal Kingdom circles around the Tree of Life is weird enough; it means a part of Africa sees the parade twice, going in each direction one time. But we discovered an annoyance with this parade: it cuts off all access to the Baby Center.
We had a somewhat urgent need ("The Need to Feed", proclaims the Tom Cruise in my head) and discovered the pathways do not allow anyone to get to the Baby Center when the parade is going on. They really need to fix that. You can get as close as Pizzafari, but that's it.