9.03.2013

Disney day 3: Animal Kingdom

Next up - Animal Kingdom. We went straight to the safari.

Waiting for the bus to pick us up.

The safari was really awesome. We highly recommend it.  We got close to a lot of animals in natural habitats. Here's just a few of the pics.

rhino - saw these guys a few times.

lots of giraffes - love them.
Our guide was great, he was totally into his job and made corny jokes throughout the tour. Added bonus.

can't go wrong with these guys either.

this is some kind of ancient, awesome tree (sorry Grammy I don't remember the name!)

white flamingos

lions. so we were that close. the guide actually said to not make sudden movements or noises at this part. nice!

love these guys too!

there were ponds that were just STOCKED with fish. I'm not sure how many were in there but it was an insane amount.

up close to some gorillas

lots of pretty scenery and bridges in this park!


we were told this is a "real concrete tree."

The daily rain session came earlier that day, before lunch time.  This time, instead of a "friendly" rain, it was a complete downpour.  Daddy took the hit for us and went out looking for ponchos while we hid in an AWESOME playground, the boneyard (we were told ahead of time it was the best playground at Disney).  We really appreciated the ponchos, but some water damage had already been done, and we went to our character lunch at Tusker House a little drippy...

We didn't even notice though, because the lunch was awesome.  They really know what they're doing at this restaurant.  The characters were on a really good rotation - they came around right when we got there, gave us a break while we ate, and came around AGAIN while we were finishing up.  Nice!!
 
Goofy might have been our most-seen character throughout the trip.

Safari Mickey

Daisy - Hailey was excited despite her face

Donald

Playing in the boneyard again later on
Daddy and Tyson rode a crazy roller coaster during a rain break.  It got to the point where the rain wasn't letting up so we headed home.  Hailey rested while mommy and Tyson went swimming at the hotel.  We went back inside and put their new Legos together when the rain picked back up.  Finally, around dinner time, it stopped raining so we all went swimming at the hotel and had fun on the big slide. Animal Kingdom was a hit, but we'll need to go back again on another trip to really explore all of it.

1 comment:

Jammy said...

Great pics. Looks like the kids got lots of attention from all the characters so far! Happy time.