Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring at Animal Kingdom

For the last year the kids and I have had Florida Resident Seasonal Annual passes to Walt Disney World. We love to go to the Disney parks. We just can't seem to get enough. Sadly, our passes are going to expire on April 1st. So, we are in the process of taking one last day at each park. This past Sunday was our day at Animal Kingdom.

Spring is definitely in the air at Animal Kingdom. There were baby ducks everywhere. These baby ducks were walking and swimming around right inside the front entrance of the park. There were so many of them that we could not count them all. How much better could life get for a duck than to be born at Disney?!!!

They are so cute and fun to watch. I think we spent a good 20 minutes just watching them swim and play. We almost forgot that there were rides to go on and shows to see.

Our next stop was for a photo-op in front of the "Tree of Life." There are so many great places to take pictures of the tree, that it is hard to pick just one. Caley was playing tour guide on this visit. She put her arm up in the air in every picture to show off what we were taking a picture of. Silly girl!

These flamingos were playing around, with more baby ducks, in a small pond near the "Tree of Life." The animals just seemed so much more active on this visit than they sometimes do. I think they were just loving the nice spring weather.

When we got to the back of the park we decided to take the train ride out to "Conservation Station." We had a really crazy conductor telling us about the park on the way out to the station. He was telling us about some of the celebrities that had recently visited Animal Kingdom. Since January he had seen Tom Cruise and George Hamilton. The only celebrities that we saw on this particular day were Pocahontas and Jiminy Cricket.

Caley loves Pocahontas. She loved being able to get her autograph and take a couple of pictures. It was pretty quite when we were there, so the girls got to talk to Pocahontas for a few minutes. Very cool.

After our visit to "Conservation Station," we went on the "Kilimanjaro Safari." Again the animals were very active. The giraffes were standing so close to the road that you could almost reach out and pet them.

We ended our day with a ride on "Tricera Top Spin," a visit to "Finding Nemo-The Musical," and we couldn't leave the park without seeing "The Festival of the Lion King," one last time. We can't wait to go back. When we do it will all be fresh and new to us again!!!

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