Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Animal Kingdom


Hey there Campers,

We started the sunny day of with Animal Kingdom. If you want to know about life in the jungle, this is the place to start. Everything in this park starts with the Tree of Life. Mmmmmm. That sounds just like the bible to me!

Sharelle went online in March and booked our tickets and fast passes. Boy that was a lifesaver. We had very little standing in line for the rides we wanted. Get there early if you want to ride the Yeti in Asia land. It is the roller coaster that goes backwards then forward. K is tall enough that she can ride it. This child is very much like her Grammy. Loves those coasters. E tried her best to be tall enough. She had her mom check out her height. Then she had her dad check her height. Then Grammy check her height. The girl just would not give up. You are just not tall enough. Next time. She had to stay with Poppy. Needless to say E was not a happy camper. 

We caught the train the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. This is a great place for learning about how animals live and survive on the planet. There are separate rooms where you can go and listen to animals and get in depth learning. The girls got a chance to see Rafiki and get his autograph. Doc McStuffins was also there. There is a junior ranger program which helps kids see and touch animals and learn how to protect the environment. Disney makes sure they have an area for learning in all of their parks.

We took the Kilimanjaro safari ride in Africa.


We continued on to the new Pandora - The World of Avatar. The line to this ride was 3 hours long. Not for us to do today. We had fast passes for the Pandora Na’vi River ride. We called it the baby Pandora ride. It is a ride to just get you out of the heat. Do not spend more than 30 minutes in line. The best I can say was it was colorful.


Since it looked like it would rain again, Lo and I decided to leave. We drove around the area where we were staying and saw this sign near the docks. Well I took this serious. Believe me I was looking everywhere when I was getting out. No gators today.

Well Campers, until next time.

Lo & Bren



  1. You reminded me of "Mutual of Omaha's Animal Kingdom" TV show I watched as a kid. I always used to love it (except for the dose of misery at the end, about how people were making the world a worse place).

    Glad you guys are having fun!

  2. Always good to have at least one ride to get you out of the heat!
    I haven't been to Florida since I was sixteen... and the humidity and heat alone is one of the reasons! The other... well, as the sign says, they're looking to eat...