Saturday, June 19, 2010

A week at Disney: Day 4

On our fourth day of fun-filled adventures we visited Animal Kingdom. This was everyone's first trip there and I have to say it is one of my favorites. It's a zoo and a theme park all rolled into one. My dad's back was hurting so he decided to stay at the room this day and we sure did miss PawPaw's.

As soon as you come into the park you are surrounded by vegeitation and wildlife. There are trees, flowers, plants, ducks, and birds.

Orchids blooming out of a tree.

Some of the duck in the pond

As you come further into the park you see the tree of life. It is huge!!

We just started walking not really sure what our plan was but headed towards the safari. We didn't get too far when we saw an African drum band. My boys LOVE drums and Wes loves dancing so we stopped to watch. Max wouldn't talk to them afterwards but of course Wes did!

Then they found more drums!

Max decided he wanted to meet Flick! I tried to get him to meet Ballew and King Louie from Jungle Book but he changed his mind after waiting in line a few minutes.

We found a great picture spot in front of the tree of life on our way to ride Expidition Everest!
Mommy, Wes, and Jessi

Close up of the tree

Max posing because he DID want his picture made.

Around this time we also discovered Wesley's love for rock candy. We bought a couple more packages of it for the rest of the trip but it didn't work as well as this day. He would ride in his stroller only if he had the rock candy to eat. After a couple of rough days I didn't care how much rock candy he ate!

Jessica, Rex, and I road Expidition Everest. It was super fun and exciting! You never knew if you what was going to happen. t went forwrds, backwards, and sideways. It made Rex a little sick but thank goodness for Dramamine!! Again, the attention to detail at Disney is amazing. The entire ride looked like a backpacking store with all kinds of tea, gear, and supplies. There was even an Everest museum to walk through.

The outside of the roller coaster

After this we decided to go ahead and ride the safari. It was awesome. It was in the middle of the day so we weren't sure how many of the animals would be out but we really got to see everything. Max LOVED it and Wesley actually took a pretty good nap during it! I won't show every animal becuase we saw so many but here a few of my favorites.

They called these upside down trees.

Some of the landscape

Max loved these cows with big horns!

Momma and baby elephant



Alligators, Not that I necessary like these but just look at how
many of them there are!

Once off of the safari, we did one of the walking tours that took you to see birds, plants, and the apes. We got to talk to a lady that words there just observing the behavior of the apes. The males and females were seprated and two of he males were having some kind of confrontation. It was very interesting to watch.

We were going to wait around the same area and for the parade to circle back but decided to keep walking and I am so glad we did. We got a perfect spot and the parade was one of my favorites. Wesley enjoyed every single parade we saw but Mickey played peek-a-boo with him in this one so he really loved!!

All the animals in the parade where gorgeous!

Miss Minnie

One of floats blew bubble and of course the boys loved that.
This is one of my favorite shots becuase I actually got a bubble
right close to my lense as the boys are catching bubbles.

Max got a fist pump from one of the cast members.



Here is Micky playing Peek-a-boo with Wesley!

He is waving at him here.

We didn't have a whole lot of time left since this park closes earlier than the other parks. Max wanted to go see the characters so that is what we did instead of doing another attaraction.

Wesley and Turk

Nana's and Turk!

It's Mickey!!

Getting a high five from "Doofy" as Wes calls him!

Max and Turk

Had to hug Donald

Silly Max made Aunt Jessi do phots with him!

We had to leave the park since it was closing. I would have loved to been able to do more of the attractions plus we never even made it to the dino part. We went back to the room for a little rest. That night we went back to Magic Kingdom for the lighted night parade and for the fireworks. My camera didn't take any really good pictures of the night parade but it was great! The boys loved it!! The fireworks were fantastic!!! Max was so excited to see Tinker Bell fly off the top of the castle. It was an amazing day and we were all exhausted!!

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