Sunday, April 17, 2011

Disney Vacation - Animal Kingdom

Here's the last recap of our trip to Disney World that we took in March. If you'd like to read about the other days, here's the link to Magic Kingdom, here's the link to Hollywood Studios, and here's the link to Epcot.
Here's Mom and me with Tigger. We love Tigger.
I should mention that it's hard for me to say Animal Kingdom. I always want to say "amminal" Kingdom - saying animal the way Bailey used to pronouce it when she was little.
We went on a safari ride while we were there. We saw some crocodiles.
We also saw some giraffes. I wanted to show you this picture because in the background you can see the cars we rode in.
This is key because after we got off of this ride, and walked a bit away, Bailey realized that she didn't have her cellphone with her anymore. We panicked and searched all the way back to the ride. Of course the truck we had ridden on was long gone. But, lucky for Bailey, this kind woman had her phone. Bailey was thrilled.
I took this picture immediately after we got Bailey's phone back, just to see if I could get Rominal to lighten up a bit. He was a bit angry with Bailey for losing her phone. I didn't know this at the time, but apparently this was the second time she had left her phone on a ride.
I liked how Animal Kingdom had lots of trees everywhere. You really did feel like you were in the jungle.
We took time on this day to meet some characters. Here's Bailey and Mickey.
And all of us with Mickey.
Mom had to kiss Mickey - and he didn't seem to mind either.
Here's Bailey and Minnie.
And Rominal, Bailey and me with Minnie.
Rominal had said all along that he would kiss Minnie, and he was true to his word.
One of the key landmarks at Animal Kingdom is the tree of life. It's carved with all kinds of animals in the trunk.
Inside of this tree (yes, I said inside) was my favorite activity or "ride" of the whole trip. The 3-D show was It's Tough to be a Bug. Mom had seen it before so she was somewhat prepared for the show, but Bailey, Rominal and I were surprised by everything. I won't ruin it and tell you what happens, but I'm still laughing about it.

It got pretty hot on our last day here. And over the 5 days, we had done a ton of walking.
Saturday morning we got up early and started the long drive home. We ended up bringing some poor critters home with us.
It was a wonderful trip - I'm very glad we got the opportunity to see Disney. I'm also glad we waited until Bailey was older. We saw so many parents dealing with strollers, etc. and I was quite pleased we didn't have to do that.


Reading Allowed said...

Omg I loved that bug show too! That was the very first thing we did at Disney and it set the tone for the whole trip!

Donna said...

The photo of Rominal and Minnie made me smile. Her hand on her hip and that expression she has fixed on her face is great!