Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Our first park, Animal Kingdom
We went by bus. I swear it took nearly an hour to get there that way, including waiting at the bus stop. It was hot, hot, hot out. You can pretty much guarantee we'll be sweating in all our pictures. Since this was our first park we had to wait in line for a while to get our week-long Disney passes activated. After that we headed straight to the Dinosaur ride to get Fastpasses. Then we went to Dinoland so the kids could ride some rides. Emma and M did the Triceratops Spin. It became apparent fairly quickly that twelve people is a cumbersome group with so many agendas in mind.

As far as our day went, it began with a lot of standing around waiting on everyone to do their thing. Then we went on the Dinosaur ride with the fastpasses. Next we split up for a while and then reunited to take the Kilimanjaro Safari. That was the one thing I really wanted to do there. It was worth the 40 minute wait. We also did a 3-D movie "It's Tough to be a Bug," based on the "A Bug's Life" movie. The experience freaked Emma right the hell out. She was unhappy. Shortly after that M, Emma, Jack, Aunt K's mom and I went back to our rooms. There just wasn't a lot at Animal Kingdom. My summation is that it looks like there's a lot going on there, but there isn't. I wouldn't go again if I had to pay anywhere near full price.

This is the kids waiting at the bus stop. The "soft focus" is to compensate for all the digital camera noise because my camera was on the wrong setting for the first three days.

Uncle B is also a baby-wearer, pass it on. (I couldn't get him to tuck up the flap, I tried)

The official "Yes, we were there" picture.

Froggie went a' courtin'...

Noni in her role as baby wrangler. She did it for us all week. Don't worry, we gave her some free time ;)

Waiting for the Safari ride. Dripping sweat all the while.

The best pictures from the safari...flamingos.

An elephant.

And a lion.