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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Another Day at Disney....

   We had a great time yesterday at Animal Kingdom. We headed straight for the Safari Ride. If you get there first thing you see more animals. And did we see more animals. We could have touched an ostrich that was right by the truck. Ezra was amazed at all that he could see.

An upside down tree
                                                                    The weather was a little over cast but we were hopeful that it wouldn't rain while we were exploring Animal Kingdom. The safari truck had a canopy roof, too.                                        
Another safari group

A water buffalo, I think....

   This Safari ride was really one of the best ones we have been on. We saw the lions moving around and pretty clearly enjoying their morning. It's usually just the male sleeping.  

The lion and his mate

Modeling for us
    We saw quite a few giraffes. They are so graceful when they walk. I have never gotten three giraffes together in one picture. It was almost like they were posing for us.
   We really love the Safari Ride. Everyone thought it was worth getting up early.

Thank goodness for strollers.

This little guys was behind glass.
   We got off the ride and headed to the Walking Animal Forest. Ezra was being such a trooper. He thought the animals were awesome.

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  We saw a baby gorilla acting out for the crowd. He seemed to love the attention. He had a bottle he was playing with almost as if it were a doll. The crowd really loved it when he feel off the wheelbarrel. What a hoot!

We decided after all that walking and the skies were looking a little ominous, that we would walk towards The Festival of the Lion King. We have seen if before and really enjoyed it. We thought Ezra would like it. The kids wanted to shop and look around, so we left them behind. The show was fantastic.  
A great beginning to the show...
  The music and singing was awesome.  The costumes and the animaltronics took your breath away. Ezra loved it.
Very focued on the show

The animals move during the show.
 After the show we met up with the kids and decided to eat lunch at The Rainforest Cafe. The skies continued to look threatening so we thought it might rain while we were eating. Good thought..

Russ and I shared this yummy dish.

The food was great. We were hungry-a great combination.
   We wanted to go see It's a Bug's life, but it was not to be.. The rains came and we got wet. We hid out in a gift shop until it let up enough for us to make a run for the buses. We rested up in our rooms until the sun came out again.
   Half of our group went to the Premium Outlets in Orlando to do some shopping and the other half rested. Guess which half that was..ummmm.
A great spot for viewing

   We then caught a bus to Magic Kingdom to see the parade and fireworks. We found a great place right outside Pecos Bill's restaurant to watch the Electrical Parade. We were so close you could almost touch the floats. It was great.

Pete's Dragon


   To end the day we watched the fireworks in front of the castle. It was the end of another great day at Disney. Our feet were killing us so we caught the bus and headed for the hottub. We sat on the edge and dunked our feet in front of the jets. You could hear a round of "Ahhhs" from the crowd. Time to head for bed and see what tomorrow brings.

A great ending...

1 comment:

  1. Another great post! Love, love, love the pictures of the parade, great work!! Looks like another great day!!