Monday, December 27, 2010

Disney World 2010 - Day 2

Our original plan had been to wake up early and get to the parks as soon as they opened. However, with our late arrival, those plans changed. We slept in a bit, went to breakfast, and made a stop at the grocery store to get essentials for the week. Then we headed to Disney's Animal Kingdom. It was raining pretty hard that day, so crowds were fairly light. Nice for us.

The first "ride" we went on was the Safari ride. They took us all around to look at the animals. It was pretty fun.

Then we walked around on some of the exploration trails to see even more animals.

There was a petting zoo

There was a building where they showed some of the animals and how they cared for them.

And we saw FLICK from Bug's Life - ironically, the kids watched this movie on the airplane the day before. So they knew who he was. Ainzlee wouldn't have anything to do with him.

The "centerpiece" of the animal kingdom is the "Tree of Life". It has animals carved into it. It's pretty neat.

Brandon took Zander and Ady on the raft ride. They got wet, but the LOVED it.

We watched the show "Flights of Wonder" - lots of really neat birds.

Zander and Brandon went on a super fast roller coaster. Zander cried at the end and said he wouldn't do that again.

Ady and I took some pictures while we waited. Ainzlee slept.

Then we went to Dinoland

Ainzlee slept - the other kids played in the "boneyard" where they got to dig for dinosaur bones

Then we rode on a triceratops

And saw Goofy and Pluto. Ainzlee was scared.

We were pretty worn out by then and decided to leave and have some dinner. Then we headed to Hollywood Studios to see what we could see.

They had an incredible lights display - with lights that "danced" along to the music. Really neat!

We went on a few rides - like the "Great Movie Ride" where you get to be "in" the movies. I thought it was pretty neat. There was a gun fight and an explosion - all three kids cried at that. We also saw a Little Mermaid show. Very well done.
And we met Lightning McQueen and Mater.

It was a pretty fun day. We really enjoyed it!

1 comment:

debra g said...

That was funny when you said that Brandon and the kids got wet on the raft looked like everyone was wet to begin with. :)

Looks like loads and loads of fun. Jealous over here.