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Old 03-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #46
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The wildebeest are kinda creepy! They probably hang out with buffalo!!!

You got some really great detail shots in AK! Ahhh, I can't believe that I'm going to have to wait until next year to be able to examine all those details! The parking lot lines are so cool! It really make it feel like it's the opposite of Disney, but it's funny because it's purposely done by Disney!

Ooo, and I've never seen the spoof of The Glass Menagerie! I remember reading that in high school despite the fact that I don't remember what it was about ... hmm ... I always tell myself to reread the classics, but I don't! I know I had teachers that introduced me to a ton of great stories in my lifetime. I hope my students will say that on day! Wow, I went off on a tangent on your TR ...

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Oooh, look at all the elephants! haha, my last two posts on here have sounded kind of similar. But that is awesome so many of the elephants were out! They're my favorite along with the giraffes.

I have read the backstory of Dinorama. You got some great pictures of all the little details. Those signs that say "When in Florida be sure to visit Epcot" are great.
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Thanks for the info on the doors on the trams. We are a bit nervous since our next trip will be the first ever with a stroller!!

The Wild Africa Tour looks AWESOME! You have to do it- and then come back here and tell us all about it!! (Since even though I *want* to do it, I doubt I will be able to for several years!)

Dinoland really makes sense once you know the backstory. The whole area is themed just right for it. I just wish there was a bit more there than Dinosaur, Primeval Whirl, and Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama. I am not a fan of the carnival games (though they make sense theme-wise). I think we might check out the Boneyard during out next trip for the first time. I figured it will be the perfect place for my munchkin to play while the adults take turns riding Expedition Everest.
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Even the babies!!


Oh my goodness how cute!!!! I loved seeing the elephants on the safari, they were my favorites. But we didn't get to see any of the babies...how lucky!
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I have never seen that waterfall either! I REALLY need to slow down at AK!
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The wildebeest are kinda creepy! They probably hang out with buffalo!!!

You got some really great detail shots in AK! Ahhh, I can't believe that I'm going to have to wait until next year to be able to examine all those details! The parking lot lines are so cool! It really make it feel like it's the opposite of Disney, but it's funny because it's purposely done by Disney!

Ooo, and I've never seen the spoof of The Glass Menagerie! I remember reading that in high school despite the fact that I don't remember what it was about ... hmm ... I always tell myself to reread the classics, but I don't! I know I had teachers that introduced me to a ton of great stories in my lifetime. I hope my students will say that on day! Wow, I went off on a tangent on your TR ...

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Oooh, look at all the elephants! haha, my last two posts on here have sounded kind of similar. But that is awesome so many of the elephants were out! They're my favorite along with the giraffes.

I have read the backstory of Dinorama. You got some great pictures of all the little details. Those signs that say "When in Florida be sure to visit Epcot" are great.
Its ok that your posts sound familiar, I'm just glad you are reading and posting!

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Thanks for the info on the doors on the trams. We are a bit nervous since our next trip will be the first ever with a stroller!!

The Wild Africa Tour looks AWESOME! You have to do it- and then come back here and tell us all about it!! (Since even though I *want* to do it, I doubt I will be able to for several years!)

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You will be FINE with the stroller on the trams! You have plenty of help to assist if needed.


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Oh my goodness how cute!!!! I loved seeing the elephants on the safari, they were my favorites. But we didn't get to see any of the babies...how lucky!
They were cute! I was so excited to see them especially since I didn't get to see the baby gorilla!

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After the boys finished their ride on Dinosaur, it was almost 3 o’clock. You know what that means.....LUNCH! Just kidding. The 3 o’clock parade, Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade, was about to begin soon so we walked the parade route and found a great, empty spot over near Yak & Yeti.

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There were lots of families in this parade on various “floats”



























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After the parade we decided to walk the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Tyler hadn’t seen the tigers last time so we headed that way.

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The beautiful tigers














After this we decided to head back to POR to eat dinner. We made sandwiches from the food we brought down and just relaxed and watched America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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Great AK pics! That parade looks really cute, I love the interpretive animal art they have there. Even though AK is really not my favorite park, I will say that the level of detail there is incredible. Disney truly does not ever leave one stone unturned (or pixie-dusted, as it were!)
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I've listened to the AK parade music on DIS radio so often that I could hear while looking at your pictures! Haha, even though I've never seen the parade myself ...

Ooo, so curious to know how MK was on Monday! We purposely avoided it, but I'm wondering if the predictions were true!
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Ok, how did I not know you had a TR going?!!! Sorry it's taken me so long but I'm definitely here now! And loving it so far!

I can't believe you drove all the way from MA! And that you made it sound so easy. How many hours is that?
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Love the updates on AK. Its been a couple years since we have been there. Finally going back this Aug.
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Great AK pics! That parade looks really cute, I love the interpretive animal art they have there. Even though AK is really not my favorite park, I will say that the level of detail there is incredible. Disney truly does not ever leave one stone unturned (or pixie-dusted, as it were!)
Seriously the detail is amazing. It actually wasn't until this trip that I actually looked around more. That section by the tigers on the Maharajah Trek, gorgeous!

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I've listened to the AK parade music on DIS radio so often that I could hear while looking at your pictures! Haha, even though I've never seen the parade myself ...

Ooo, so curious to know how MK was on Monday! We purposely avoided it, but I'm wondering if the predictions were true!
That was a first for us, I might have to download the music now!
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Ok, how did I not know you had a TR going?!!! Sorry it's taken me so long but I'm definitely here now! And loving it so far!

I can't believe you drove all the way from MA! And that you made it sound so easy. How many hours is that?
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Love the updates on AK. Its been a couple years since we have been there. Finally going back this Aug.
Thanks for reading! I hope you have time to enjoy the detail in AK, its wonderful!
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More great pics of AK!!!! Nice job girly! I think you are ready to move up to a DSLR
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There are so many lovely details at Animal Kingdom. The problem - It's so easy to miss them rushing from one place to another! I think we might try spending a bit more time at Animal Kingdom on our next trip, just to make sure we see more of the details.

I really like the Jammin Jungle Parade. It really picks you up even if the afternoon heat is rough!
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