It's a good thing I am writing this now as I am already having a hard time remembering everything we did but I'll try my best.
I know we arrived at Animal Kingdom earlier than the previous couple of days. It wasn't 9 am when the park opened but I think we got there around 10 am. The first thing Jeremy wanted to do was get a FastPass for the safari since that was what he was most interested in. We picked that up first and then here's how our day went.
It's Tough to be a Bug: This is a 3-D show where you "become an honorary bug" according to Disney. It was basically characters from a Bug's Life "interacting" with the audience until some less friendly bugs decide that humans haven't been very nice to bugs and they should try to treat us with bug spray and things like that. There are some pretty cool special effects to make you feel like you are being exterminated (e.g. smoke, water, air). I hate to say much more than that because I don't want to give away all the secrets. Let's just say that Connor's first comments after the show were "Bugs under my bum!". :-)
Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails: After the show, we walked around a bit to check things out and Aleena ended up falling asleep so we decided to go to Camp Mickey and Minnie where there are character greetings. We took the time to get some photos of Connor with the characters. The line ups were much shorter at Animal Kingdom so it was nice to get these photos done where there wasn't such a long wait. He met Goofy and Mickey for lots of photos while Aleena continued to nap in the stroller. Another thing to mention is that it was stinkin' hot the whole time we were in Orlando and the trees and forest-like atmosphere at Animal Kingdom was a nice relief on a hot day. There's lots of shade unlike the Magic Kingdom which is more like walking around a city on a hot day with lots of pavement and cement.
|Connor meeting Goofy for the first time.|
|Connor gave Mickey big hugs!|
|Inside the restaurant|
Pangani Forest Exploration Trail: This is a trail through more forest area with a variety of animals that you wouldn't see on the actual safari. There were monkeys, birds, meerkats, hippos, gorillas and even an odd animal that looked like half a horse and half a giraffe. It was a bit more crowded than I expected with a few parts where you were sort of shuffled through some smaller buildings. It was not quite the peaceful walk I expected to have in hopes that the kids would nap but it was still nice and it was interesting to see the different animals.
|An explanation of the giraffe-horse.|
Baby Centre: This was our second trip to the baby centre at Animal Kingdom. It is the nicest of the baby centres at Disney. It feels new, clean and modern and the air conditioning felt great. There is a huge room with several change tables, private rooms for nursing, a family washroom, a small store selling baby supplies at the front, and another large room with padded benches where you can sit and relax for a few minutes. They also had high chairs and a television playing Beauty and the Beast which Connor loved. It's his favourite Disney movie. We changed the kids, had a snack and then headed out to spend a bit more time at the park before it closed.
|An odd picture in the Baby Centre. Connor aptly named it a "Cow Dog".|
Asia: After the show, we didn't have much time before the park closed so we headed to the Asia section which we hadn't been to. We just walked around to see what it was like and got a Photopass photo while we were there. It was pretty much abandoned by that time in the day. We headed back to the main road by the Tree of Life and got another photo taken and that was the end of our day at Animal Kingdom.
After three days of Disney, we needed a break so we actually slept in the next day and headed to Sea World which was near our resort. I think I'll do my next post about our fourth day at Disney and finish up my Disney posts and then write about Sea World afterwards.
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