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Old 04-26-2009, 01:23 PM   #46
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Great tips everyone! Keep them coming!
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:31 PM   #47
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Just logged in.

I've got some editing to do to catch up with these tips.

Keep them coming.

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Info from guests that you just can't get off of reading a review from a site

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Old 04-26-2009, 01:49 PM   #48
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I have not read all the posts - just the summary at the beginning but I wanted to add

Recently Disney announced a "good night kiss" type event for Animal Kingdom at closing time...below is quote from press release (sorry could not find link but you can google it)

In a classic example of giving guests what they want, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has launched Adventurers’ Celebration Gathering, an interactive experience near the theme park entrance each evening during park closing. Khaki-clad cast – including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy – gather to bid farewell to guests with a music-filled celebration. Cast members shake their pom-poms and urge guests to join in the street-party fun by dancing to the music and forming a conga line procession while Mickey, Minnie and Goofy keep the beat from atop their safari vehicle.“We’ve created a way for our guests to experience our characters … and it’s a way for us to have a fun, exciting way to end the day at Animal Kingdom,”
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Also I have to dissent - I love the parade at AK it is my favorite at any of the parks. Also for us our only must do's are Its a Bug Life and Safari so I disagree about skipping Bug's Life if you only have 1 day. Happy Planning
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:56 PM   #49
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I think Conservation Station may be more for the younger crowd, where as adults and teens may want to focus other areas. But I've never been so I won't post that unless other DISers say that.
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Well...my 20 year old loved it out there and spent over an hour watching small surgeries. I just relaxed in the a/c and let her have her animal time. So, I think it's more for animal lovers than for a specific age group!
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:39 PM   #50
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:57 PM   #51
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teach22180,

A Thanks for the info. That is why I said I wasn't going to post my opinion in my main post, but I guess I did in the "Things You Can Skip" Section.

Good catch, I will amend the post. I like your phrasing better. I guess I was thinking of Affection Section
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:18 PM   #52
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I don't know if the Imagineers planned this on purpose, what with the Africa tie-in, but AK is HOT HOT HOT! They've gotten a little too real with that one, IMHO.
Some say it's because the paths are narrow and the lush greens are allowed to grow wild, which cuts down on air flow. Others say it's because there isn't an air-conditioned shop leaking cool air out the front door on every corner. I don't know what it is, but in July you will fry at AK. Plan to drink extra water and try to nip into someplace air conditioned now and then, which will be harder than you think. Twice my niece got sick from the heat on two separate trips to WDW, and both times it was in AK. It's a real issue.
And finally, I think the Finding Nemo show is a "must see." Just a thought.
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Old 04-26-2009, 04:41 PM   #53
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Yeah, I kinda figured that.

It is one reason why I am kinda don't mind pushing my DDs (5&6) around in a stroller, because then i can bringa cooler and force everyone to hydrate often. This also helps with the energy levels later in the day. Most Guests don't drink enough, and so later in the afternoon they are tired. Or they come to he park later because they don't want to get worn out.

Drink Water. Often.

The only time I had a bit of a difficult time with my kids at a park was at MK, and that is because it did get hot, we were waiting for the parade and they were only 2 & 4, so I didn't pour water down their throats. But now that won't be a problem because they like to drink water and I'll be forcing it in them. regardless of Potty breaks, better hydrated and more potty breaks than a cranky kid.

I digress. that is another Post for Another time
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:30 PM   #54
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I would not miss the Nemo Musical, it's wonderful! I loved it and my children did too. It's the best show at Disney World, IMO.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:41 PM   #55
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Great tips keep them coming.

My TH ressies are at 1pm, but we get priority seating (PS?) for Nemo, so I will live with TH instead of Y&Y. I almost forgot why I caved so easily on that ressie.

Thanks for the Dinosaur tip. We went to Universal in March when I was back in leave and my DD5 (really 4, will be 5 two weeks before trip) got scared on the Jurasic Park Ride.

Did you go in a summer month when it is hot? I know the animals are climatized to Florida weather so I thought in JULY they would be hiding out in the afternoon. Not that it's all that important, we also did Busch Gardens in March, but our friends haven't.
What do you mean you get priority seating for nemo with your lunch at TH?
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:22 PM   #56
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I was told that reservation at the TH ADRs betweem 1PM to 1:40PM can get reserved seating tickets for Nemo 3:15.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:26 PM   #57
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I have an ADR for TH. Primarily because we are meeting another couple and they wanted to go there. I kinda want to go to Y&Y

I am choosing the QS though and I am planning on The Flame Tree.

Are there any "Must Have" snacks (like the Dole whip is a "must have" at MK)?
There is a drink at ak called a berry tea.It`s on the way to ee. I have never tasted it but my family has.They say it is delicious
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:34 AM   #58
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Just updated

Just updated with a few of the posts.


here are some link of a "secret" path by Robo





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Old 04-27-2009, 07:43 AM   #59
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I would not miss the Nemo Musical, it's wonderful! I loved it and my children did too. It's the best show at Disney World, IMO.
I absolutely agree with you! I don't think that Nemo is just for kids. Yes, my small children loved it- my wild DS4 at the time sat through the entire show silently in awe. I think I enjoyed it even more than they did. It is an absolute must do.

My husband would say to have the ribs and a corn muffin at the Flame Tree BBQ - It is his favorite CS restaurant.
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That's nice. I like a good Corn muffin with some BBQ.
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