Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 6 - Animal Kingdom

On Wed, Dec. 7th, we spent the day at Animal Kingdom.  Animal Kingdom is the newest of all the Disney World parks. 

In some ways I feel that it is like a big zoo.  There are lots of animal exhibits to see.  Definitely not as many rides, especially not for the younger kids.  Most of the animal exhibits in this park close at dusk and the park in general closes earlier than most of the other parks. 

One of the first things we did was walk on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.  Along this trail, there were different animal exhibits that you could stop at.  Throughout the trail, there were buildings that housed additional animals.  All of the animals along this trail were originally found in Africa. 

When we came to this bridge, I thought I was in heaven!

FISHIES (Koi and African Ciclids to be exact)!!  Hundreds of them!!

And past the bridge was a building.  Guess what was in the building?!?!? 

Huge tanks full of more fish!!!  Awesome!!  I could have spent a long time in these two areas but no one else wanted to stay as long as I did.  :-(

The second thing that we did was go on the Kilimanjaro Safari.  It was 30 minutes long but the kids really liked it. 

Waiting for the Safari

There were three shows that we went to at Animal Kingdom.  The first was The Festival of the Lion King.  This show was about 25 minutes long.  I personally didn't think it was that great but many other people really liked it.  The kids got bored about half way through. 

The show many consisted of acrobatic acts and songs from the Lion King.

The second show that we went to was Finding Nemo - The musical.  I thought it was pretty good.  It was about 30 minutes long.  Malachi fell asleep 20 minutes in but Alyssa paid attention the entire time. 

The third show was It's Tough to be a Bug.  It featured the characters from Bug's Life and was in 4-D.  It was a little too scary for Malachi. 

We only went on one ride and that was at Dinoland U.S.A.  It was the Triceratop Spin and was very similar to Dumbo except with Triceratops.

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