Monday, December 6, 2010

Disney Day 3 - Animal Kingdom

November 30, 2010. After a late night at Magic Kingdom we were out early the next morning to visit Animal Kingdom. This is the newest park in Disney World, which opened in 1998, the year Scott and I got married at Disney. This is another large park and requires lots of walking to get around.

Animal Kingdom is also decorated for the holidays, but with an animal motif of course. Notice the ornaments on this tree that’s located at the park entrance. 

Marilyn and Harry at the Tree of Life, the center piece of the park.

The Tree of Life is just such an amazing creation, featuring 325 animals carved in the trunk.

Scott in front of the Expedition Everest ride, the latest roller coaster to hit Disney World. He was a bit tentative to go on at first but thoroughly enjoyed the thrilling ride.

We went to see Finding Nemo, the Musical. What great puppetry and singing!

After seeing how soaked people were getting, Scott and I bailed out of the Kali River Rapids ride at the last minute. The Yellen’s still went on and got a bit wet. Kayla and Jill had rain ponchos so that helped keep them dry. I hope Kayla was able to breathe in that thing, she looks completely wrapped up!

Then it was time to see some animals.

Komono Dragon


Elds Deer

Interesting birds

Crowned Crane

Pictures from the Kilimanjaro Safari ride were difficult to get because of the speed and bumpy conditions.

Some other kind of interesting bird




Baby Elephant on the right



White Rhino

Back side of the Tree of Life
There were some specially decorated trees by the character greetings. Can you guess who they belong to?

This was the tree by the Festival of the Lion King show.

The Festival of the Lion King is a great show and a must-see every time we come to Animal Kingdom.

Harry and the gorilla in the Tree of Life.

Michelle and Scott at It’s Tough to be a Bug 3-D attraction, our last stop before the park closed.

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