2022 Disney/ Universal Trip; Day #5 (Animal Kingdom)

Our final day at Disney was Wednesday and we went to check out the Animal Kingdom.  We didn't even get to the park until 9 since we elected to sleep in and skip our extra magic 1/2 hour (where parks are only open to resort guests). 

This photo is actually a lie! At the last minute I swapped out my tank with the pink shirt I wore on park day one.  It was just so comfy! 


Our first stop was in Pandora world. The river ride was beautiful! 




After that we decided to go ride everything else since the wait for the Flight of Passage was long and all the other rides in the park only had a 15-20 minute wait.  We rode Expedition Everest,  Kali River Rapids. walked the jungle trek, and got some snacks (another Mickey bar for me!). 


Can you see the giant fruit bats?

How about now?



By then we were really hot and looking to get out of the noon day sun. Our plan had been to take a break at the hotel but radar was showing severe thunderstorms from 3 o'clock on. 

Knowing Festival of the Lion King was air conditioned we sat to watch that.  

The band playing near where we bought drinks and Dole whips (For my husband and Evan)





When it was over we went on the safari ride. Despite the heat almost all the animals were out. 






We headed back to pandora, rode Flight of Passage then checked out some animals on the way to Its A Bug Life 3D show.  





By 4:30 we were back on the bus.  We decided to head off property for dinner and we checked out Sweetgrass Steakhouse.   It was delicious! 

We packed our bags,  ate some Disney chocolates (Evan bought this set with his gift card and decided to share with everyone) and headed to bed early.  





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Comments

  1. The Animal Kingdom looks like so much fun! And the chocolates look delicious!!

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  2. Another great day! We rode Flight of Passage for the first time on this last trip and it was just incredible!

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    1. It was really neat but honestly, I preferred the boat ride! LOL.

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  3. It looks and sounds like you had the best time at Disney. I never thought I would have much interest in the Animal Kingdom but it looks great.

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    1. The Animal Kingdom is really well done with a nice mix of rides, shows, and animals. It also tends to be shadier than the other parks.

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  4. Of course the animals were out. They probably are used to that heat. And I laughed when you said that outfit was a lie.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. They seemed to be fairing much better in the heat than we were! LOL.

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  5. Joanne,
    Looks like you are having a great time and enjoying yourself...We took our sons when they were 7 and 9 years old which is now many years ago....We enjoyed it but we went in July which was a mistake....Too Hot!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Yeah, I knew August wasn't going to be fun-- we had originally planned our trip for February of 2020 than pushed it off until May when we had some illness running through the house.. and then with the parks shutting down and my son starting school we really did have to visit during school break. It was HOT but thankfully nowhere near as crowded as earlier in the summer.

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  6. Animal Kingdom is definitely my favorite Disney venue! Looks a fabulous trip, Joanne!

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    1. It's usually my least favorite park but I really enjoyed it this time.

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    1. It's so fabulous! Though I do find I have a hard time navigating that park with all it's little windy roads (but that's fine since they stay a bit more shady!).

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  8. This looks like so much fun! The animals are beautiful.
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 32.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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  9. The disney chocolates look really good. I have always wanted to go to Animal Kingdom.

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    1. Those chocolates were delicious! I love truffles anyway but these were some pretty neat flavors. The Animal Kingdom isn't what I would call my favorite Disney park but it is definitely fun; especially if your kids like animals.

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