Saturday, May 30, 2009

Disney Day 6: Animal Kingdom

We decided to try to get to Animal Kingdom for opening because it's the only Disney park that closes early. B was in a cheerful mood and things went pretty smoothly. We had to wait about 15 minutes outside the park gates before opening, and that's when B spilled her drink all over my lap. Oh well, it was going to rain, so my pants were going to get washed out anyway!

The first thing we did was meet some characters. We saw Lilo and Stitch, Terk, Pocahontas, Chip & Dale and Kenai (bear from Brother Bear). Then we had breakfast at one of their restaurants. While eating breakfast, Terk (the gorilla from Tarzan) called Bridget over to play musical chairs. Bridget had a great time prancing around the chairs, though she had no idea what she was doing. She just followed everyone else's lead. 

After breakfast, we went on the safari ride. We saw a LOT of animals. Then came the rain. We hung out in gift shops when it really poured. In between downpours, we made our way to It's Tough To Be A Bug. Bridget got scared when the spiders attacked our feet. That's my favorite show, though.

Bridget decided the stroller needed to be detailed, and proceeded to wipe down every inch of the wet stroller before she sat back in it. When we finally got her back in, we strolled her over to the big sandbox where she dug for dinosaur bones. She played in the tunnels and slides for awhile too. Next we rode the dinosaur ride. 

The Nemo Musical was next. This thing was pretty neat! The actors carried around these puppets and relayed the whole Finding Nemo story in musical fashion. It was really impressive! This quickly replaced It's Tough To Be A Bug as my favorite thing to do at AK. 

After that, we headed to the hotel. B chilled out and watched the Disney Channel, I took a nap, and Shawn surfed the net. At dinnertime, we journeyed to Downtown Disney. B fell asleep clutching my arm on our 10 minute bus ride to DD. 

Shawn and I took turns carrying her as we searched for a place to have dinner. We ended up at the Rainforest Cafe. You know how loud it is there, right?! Well, B slept right through it all. It wasn't until after dinner, while cruising the shops that B woke up. We all did a little shopping, got B a hot dog for dinner, then headed back to the hotel, thus ending our Disney vacation.

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