Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Disney Trip 2016 - day 7 - The Animal Kingdom - part 1
On the Saturday we got up early for the ride to The Animated Kingdom. I took the new camera that we got from cashing in Air Miles points. We had just got it before we left but the safari was a rare chance to use it. Even though I haven't really got comfortable with it. Gee used my regular camera on the safari while I used the new one. We started in Africa at the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. It wasn't high on my list of attractions but it was quite good. Finishing that, we went on the Gorilla Walk. During the walk I picked up a Wilderness Explorer book from Jocelynne, a Troop Leader. There were many spots along the park to answer questions or do events to get stickers. While the kids weren't interested, it harkened back to my Boy Scout days and I did as many as I could throughout the day, much to my wife's chagrin. We had lunch at the Yak & Yeti - a mix of Indian and Asian foods. Next on our visit was the Maharajah Jungle Trek to see the tigers. The bats and the komodo dragons were away at the vet. We did the It's Not Easy to be a Bug Show. Again, the large spiders were not announced with enough warning for Gee. It was hard to find the badge coming out of that one. It was tucked in on the path out from the show. We worked our way around Dinoland USA. It's built up like an old-time Dino-themed amusement park. We didn't do any of the rides but I had to go into the Dig area to get the badge. It rained heavily a few times that day. We did remember to bring the Dollarama ponchos. A few people asked if we were Canadians - seeing the maple leafs. Our response - "Maybe".