Disney Animal Kingdom

Trip Start Mar 06, 2011
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Trip End Apr 29, 2011


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Saturday, April 16, 2011

As we wake up this Saturday morning, the news on TV is indicating that there is still no warm weather in sight for the places up north like New York and there are chances for snow.  As the New Yorkers brace themselves their longest winter ever, the forecast  today at Disney World will be 29 degrees.  We decide to explore the fourth Disney Park today called Animal Kingdom and when we arrive at the park the first thing we notice is all the greenery, you immediately feel like your in a jungle, which is good thing on hot days like today, as it provides a lot of shade for us as we walk around the park.  The first show we decide to see is "It's tough to be a bug" with characters  from the movie "Bug's Life" which our kids love, only this show was in 3d, squirted water at the audience, had vibrating chairs, smoke machines and giant fake spiders that are released from the ceiling.  Pretty scary I was thinking to myself for a kids show, my two survived it, but there were a lot of kids crying as we were leaving the theatre and parents complaining it was not suitable for younger kids.   We next saw a live bird show that had  many trained birds from all over the world swooping centimetres from the crowd, it was quite impressive.  We continue seeing more animal shows, rides and parades and another first happens on this trip, Arion wants his face to be painted.  For those who know Arion well, would know he doesn't like face paint on himself or on others either, but today for some reason he did and the tiger was his preference.  Lisiana joined him of course with a rainforest rainbow theme and they both looked great.  It pleases me the kids are enjoying themselves to the point where they are open to try new things as this was one of the goals on our trip.  We then jump on a jungle safari tour to see the animals out in the open, which is a pretty much like the Werribee Open Range Zoo.  It's almost 6pm, so we have some dinner in a Thai Restaurant which is in the Asia part of the park and we are all hungry even the kids clean up their food without me telling them to finish off their meals.  The the only place we haven't seen yet is dinosaur land  and when we get there after dinner it is much quieter now, as most people have left the park.  We stay pretty much until closing time which is 8pm and return to our resort for some well deserved rest.
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