Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Animal Kingdom

Our second and final Disney park was Animal Kingdom, home of Expedition Everest! It was a really fun day because the park is great, the weather was awesome, and Jacob and Lisa came along!

Here are the Florida Farrars at the start of Expedition Everest. From their seat in front of us, they were audience to all of my laughing (I laugh, not scream, on thrill rides). This ride is so stinking good.
I don't know whether to describe Animal Kingdom as an amusement park with a zoo in it or a zoo with lots of awesome rides. It's like the whole zebra debate - is it white with black stripes, or black with white. Speaking of zebras - we saw those on the safari ride:
Look how close we are to the elephants! The young elephants were actually playing with each other in the water - squirting water out of their trunks and everything. That Disney, always pulling out all the stops. Jacob and Lisa have been on a real African safari, and they still think this is cool.
A shot from Jacob and Lisa's backyard in Florida.

Here is the crew - near the base of the Tree of Life


Sharing a Triceratops (just like the Dumbo ride). Look how much we all love Disney!
This picture is to remind us it was Christmas.
We decided not to go to Magic Kingdom while at Disney World because we're going to Disneyland really soon, so we didn't want to waste any time or get tired of the park before we're headed there again (for those who don't know, Magic Kingdom is Disney World's equivalent to Disneyland). However, we were a little disappointed about missing out on a few things about Magic Kingdom, one being a Dole whip - right outside of the Tiki Room. You can imagine how excited we were when Jacob and Lisa told us that at the Polynesian, a Disney Resort (one of many - seriously, Disney World is so crazy), we could build our own Dole whip!

Here's Lisa at the Dole Whip station. Since it's self-serve, the challenge is to get more than your money's worth (abt $3.00)

I was very proud at my first attempt. Proud that I totally (Dole) whipped Lisa's Dole Whip in the pants! I won't show hers here, I'll spare her the shame :) Mmm.

Later that evening, after trying to brave both of Orlando's crazy outlet malls, we were ready to eat again! The four of us shared a feast-for-four consisting of huge portions of chicken, pork, beef and ribs plus three large sides. It was very tasty, but way too much food. Jacob, the herbivore, didn't help us put any of it away, so we were left to massive amounts of left-overs - 5 lbs or so.
Thus concludes another day in Orlando. Thanks Jacob and Lisa!


monica said...

in contrast from my last post which was long... i will just say

i like shiny meat.

Laurel said...

Looks like a wicked awesome good time!