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Old 01-10-2010, 12:59 PM   #136
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Very cool pictures of Asia..the crow flying off from the fountain is neat! We're doing Rainforest on our AK day, but thinking we may have to check out an eggroll from Y & Y at some point since we all love them!
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I hear the Y&Y egg rolls are the absolute best!

Love you last couple of updates. Again, spectacular pictures and, YES, yours are as good as the photopass guy.

Sounds like you are having an awesome day in AK.
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ooh we tried the Yak & Yeti counter service in August. The food was really good! But... there was nowhere to sit, it was sunny & hot AND raining which doesn't make for a fun lunch. The only table we could find didn't have an umbrella, so we got rained on and ate very fast. Next time, we'll know to eat at an off time so its not so crowded. I had the honey chicken and it was amazing!
Yeah, I went about 11:00 before the crowds kicked in.
And there were only a couple of umbrella tables so I snagged one quick.
Definitely a better stop than Flame Tree BBQ which I did last year.
That stuff was awful...

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Sounds like the Yak & Yeti CS turned out to be a pretty tasty meal ! Love th picture of the crow on the fountain and your other Asia pictures also turned out beautiful !
Thanks for the compliments.
I had fun taking shots with no rush just wandering around the parks!
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Very cool pictures of Asia..the crow flying off from the fountain is neat! We're doing Rainforest on our AK day, but thinking we may have to check out an eggroll from Y & Y at some point since we all love them!
I would recommend Yak and Yeti over Rainforest anyday.
If it's a breakfast reservation, I'd also recommend Donald's Safari Breakfast - we LOVED that one!!

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I hear the Y&Y egg rolls are the absolute best!

Love you last couple of updates. Again, spectacular pictures and, YES, yours are as good as the photopass guy.

Sounds like you are having an awesome day in AK.
Thanks again for the kinds words!
The AK Day is almost at an end but there's plenty left to talk about!
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Yak and Yeti TS is really good, we had the pot stickers for app, they were great. The service was great and our server really funny. I would choose YY over rain forest as well. Great TR.
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Yak and Yeti TS is really good, we had the pot stickers for app, they were great. The service was great and our server really funny. I would choose YY over rain forest as well. Great TR.
Sounds great! I can't wait try the table service version on our next trip!
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:06 AM   #142
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Sorry about my long absence. DH took a bunch of time off, which really threw off my posting groove thang.

Lunch in Anandpur- excellent! Those little take-out boxes are simply too cute! And you liked it?? Even better; hope to be hitting that sometime soon!

I remember that mural from our last trip. It stood out as kinda pretty to me too.
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Sorry about my long absence. DH took a bunch of time off, which really threw off my posting groove thang.

Lunch in Anandpur- excellent! Those little take-out boxes are simply too cute! And you liked it?? Even better; hope to be hitting that sometime soon!

I remember that mural from our last trip. It stood out as kinda pretty to me too.
Yeah, I really enjoyed the Yak and Yeti counter service - can't wait to try the table service next time around!

The thing that stood out about the mural is that it was the entrance to the restrooms.
You don't often see restrooms with that kind of artwork...
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Discovery Island – Let’s Explore!

I headed back onto Discovery Island and was a bit caught off guard by this:


Random (at least to me) bird display. But very cool.
Then it was onto my destination – the Tree of Life itself.
It was time to explore the inside and find out why “It’s Tough to Be a Bug!”


But first, we have to admire the intricacies of the Tree.
The Mighty Elephant:


Cool little ankylosaurus


Some fellow primates


and lastly, a big chimpanzee complete with a really nice carving on the tree.


Then I arrived at the theatre and they were already loading for the next show.


So I donned my honorary bug glasses and took the obligatory self portrait!


The show was fun as per usual.
My favorite part was the bugs who squirm past you on the way out.
It’s just a small thing but such a great touch!
I did also notice how scary it can be for little ones – lots of darkness, loud noises, and scary movement.
Just a warning…

Then it was back out into the heat for some scenery appreciation!
That means entering the Tree of Life Garden


For a great view of the majestic Tree


And then I noticed a very lonely CM with a beige vest.
You know what that means…
PHOTOPASS TIME!!




Next stop was across the way.
I noticed the Island Mercantile and recalled that some characters were making an appearance over there.
Here I found Lilo and Stitch




Then it was time to make my way towards the exit.
Along the way I decided to explore a bit in the Oasis.
I came across feeding time for the birds...


But not too much else was going on down the paths.
I reached the exit plaza and had an idea.
Stay tuned – we’re not quite “out of the woods” yet…
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Yeah, I really enjoyed the Yak and Yeti counter service - can't wait to try the table service next time around!

The thing that stood out about the mural is that it was the entrance to the restrooms.
You don't often see restrooms with that kind of artwork...
Actually that is exactly why I remembered it too. We had been eating at the Flame Tree, and had run out of water (we always order free water with ice), and I went in search of a place to fill up. I walked, and walked, and walked, and walked, well you get the idea. I swear, I was dying of thirst before I made it to this bathroom and found life-giving liquid. I was pretty irritated!!
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Great pics of the tree and I love the self portrait! However, little kids aren't the only ones creeped out by It's Tought to be a Bug!
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Great pictures of all the wood carvings I agree with you when it comes to It's Tough To Be A Bug , def scary for the little ones especially when it goes pitch black, the smoke fogs up the room, water sprays and some of us get stung on our seat ! Awesome Photopass pictures , we def have to put Lilo & Stitch on our list for next time never even knew they were there at AK . Can't wait to hear about your next adventure , sounds like it's gonna be a really good one !
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I love how you tell your day. Can't wait to read more.
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As always, very cool update and picture. Not sure why, but I didn't know you could actually get that close to the tree..lol..don't know if I thought you had to admire it from the distance or what, esp since I knew It's Tough to be a Bug was in there..lol. I'm thinking we'll prob skip that, Piper is very easily startled, and I can just hear the blood-curdling scream now! Maybe if I prepare her well first, we'll wait and see. We'll def check out the mercantile for characters, thank you for the tip!
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Actually that is exactly why I remembered it too. We had been eating at the Flame Tree, and had run out of water (we always order free water with ice), and I went in search of a place to fill up. I walked, and walked, and walked, and walked, well you get the idea. I swear, I was dying of thirst before I made it to this bathroom and found life-giving liquid. I was pretty irritated!!
And to have your life-giving liquid adorned is such vibrant colors must have made it that much more memorable!

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Great pics of the tree and I love the self portrait! However, little kids aren't the only ones creeped out by It's Tought to be a Bug!
Really? It's not that bad for grown-ups.
And you even go on real thrill rides!!
If *I* can handle it, you can!

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Great pictures of all the wood carvings I agree with you when it comes to It's Tough To Be A Bug , def scary for the little ones especially when it goes pitch black, the smoke fogs up the room, water sprays and some of us get stung on our seat ! Awesome Photopass pictures , we def have to put Lilo & Stitch on our list for next time never even knew they were there at AK . Can't wait to hear about your next adventure , sounds like it's gonna be a really good one !
The bugs crawling towards the exit at the end is my favorite part.
I made sure the kids were leaning all the way back when I knew it was coming.

Lilo and Stitch are a fun duo as they play off each other during the Meet.
Stitch is always a blast but it's definitely more fun with Lilo around for him to "show off" to.
She has great reactions to his antics.

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Thanks! Lots more day coming - The day is only 1/2 over!

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As always, very cool update and picture. Not sure why, but I didn't know you could actually get that close to the tree..lol..don't know if I thought you had to admire it from the distance or what, esp since I knew It's Tough to be a Bug was in there..lol. I'm thinking we'll prob skip that, Piper is very easily startled, and I can just hear the blood-curdling scream now! Maybe if I prepare her well first, we'll wait and see. We'll def check out the mercantile for characters, thank you for the tip!
Even if you skip the show, definitely go up and check out the tree carvings.
They are really neat.
You can wander the paths around the Tree of Life without actually going in.
There are amazing little secret places and waterfalls.
Our favorite is on your way to Africa.
Take the last path to the right before going over the bridge to Africa.
It's a secluded little path with some exotic animals and a waterfall.
Great scenic shots there - we did it back in November and I have photos in that TR if you want to check 'em out. (the link is in my signature)
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