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Old 05-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #421
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Day 7 – Part Three

While DS and I were riding Expedition Everest, DH took DD over to Dinoland.









We met back up with them and they decided to ride Dinosaur since the wait wasn’t very long. They ended up riding it three times in a row. I hate that ride, so I took photos while I waited.









DS and I rode Primeval Whirl







We checked out the gift shop.









I love this little diner



By this time, it was about 10:30 AM. DD wanted to ride Kali River Rapids, so she and DH did that, I took photos on the way













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Great pictures of the lions! So jealous. I NEVER get full body shots of the lions. It will be my mission this summer!

Scrolling finger is all broken in now with your great pics. Thanks for the updates!
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #423
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Great pictures of the lions! So jealous. I NEVER get full body shots of the lions. It will be my mission this summer!

Scrolling finger is all broken in now with your great pics. Thanks for the updates!
Thanks ! I think those were the best ones we have ever taken of the lions.

Sorry about your finger !!
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Dinoland is so cute. I love Dinosaur but hate Primeval Whirl!
Love the pic of your DD on Triceratop spin, so cute.
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Dinoland is so cute. I love Dinosaur but hate Primeval Whirl!
Love the pic of your DD on Triceratop spin, so cute.
Primeval Whirl is OK. I don't mind riding it. But Dinosaur is too bumpy for me. I know that PW is bumpy, too, but Dinosaur lasts too long and I don't like the dark and noise in there. I dunno. It just isn't for me. DD loves it though and DH will ride it with her, so I'm OK waiting.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #426
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All caught up YAY!! Let me just say I love your trip reports! All the flower pics at EPCOT are gorgeous. I really need to get over there during the Garden festival one year. My husband literally spends all of his money at the Japan pavilion in Mitsukoshi. I also just realized he has the wardrobe of a tweenager (he wears Naruto stuff) I'm sorry your ankle is still an issue Looking forward to next update. -Amanda
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I still haven't figured out the whole purpose of that "Dinoland" area. I do love Dinosaur though, but don't get to ride it because Mark can't/won't since his neck surgery.

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All caught up YAY!! Let me just say I love your trip reports! All the flower pics at EPCOT are gorgeous. I really need to get over there during the Garden festival one year. My husband literally spends all of his money at the Japan pavilion in Mitsukoshi. I also just realized he has the wardrobe of a tweenager (he wears Naruto stuff) I'm sorry your ankle is still an issue Looking forward to next update. -Amanda
Thanks Amanda !! We love the Flower and Garden. I really enjoy WDW during that time of year. I don't think Naruto is just a tween thing. When we were in MK one evening, some guy in his mid to late 20's about lost his mind over DS's shirt. We told him where he could get one. He said he would go check it out. DS told him to take lots of money. LOL, Yep, the ankle thing sucks. Big time.

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I still haven't figured out the whole purpose of that "Dinoland" area. I do love Dinosaur though, but don't get to ride it because Mark can't/won't since his neck surgery.

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Yeah, there is this whole back story to that area, but I don't really get it either. I agree with Mark. That ride will put your back out. That and Space Mountain.
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I think we need to try ‘Ohana again. We had such a bad meal there once but maybe again.
Yeah Jambo. I love it there.
You did get a nice view.
I know that Lorrie person. LOL
The Rose Slushie was so good. I hope they keep it around.
Nice pics around Epcot.
Nice pics around AKL.
I agree I like it chilly also.
If you like giraffes wait till my update (not soon) of when we went. They were everywhere.
Nice safari pics.
I like Dinosaur but it is very jerky.
Good updates and pics.
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I think we need to try ‘Ohana again. We had such a bad meal there once but maybe again.

I know what you mean. We had a bad meal at Via Napoli once and won't go back. Although everyone raves about it.

Yeah Jambo. I love it there.

Yes, it was good. We should have stayed there first. Compared to BLT, it was a downgrade. Still wonderful, but not as great as BLT

You did get a nice view.

For a standard view with the lowest points, we really did. A good location, too.

I know that Lorrie person. LOL

Yep. She's nice.

The Rose Slushie was so good. I hope they keep it around.

In case you haven't noticed ... I LOVED that thing !!

Nice pics around Epcot.
Nice pics around AKL.

Thanks

I agree I like it chilly also.

I like it cooler. I hate being hot.

If you like giraffes wait till my update (not soon) of when we went. They were everywhere.

I love me some giraffes !!

Nice safari pics.

DH took them. I will tell him.

I like Dinosaur but it is very jerky.

It is waaaayyyy too jerky for me. It just isn't fun for me.

Good updates and pics.
Thanks for stopping by !!
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:32 AM   #431
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Day 7 – Part Four

I just love the themeing at AK.





DD and DH ended up riding two times in a row, just staying on when the ride came around to the exit.





I always get SOAKED on this ride, but they didn’t get too terribly wet.

After that, DH and I got some food from the Yak and Yeti counter service.





I got a side order of chicken fried rice



And some egg rolls


We split this and it was plenty of food. It was pretty tasty but nothing much different from your basic Chinese food. Both were snack credits, I think. We got this right when they opened around 11 AM or so and it was hot and fresh.



After that, we decided to leave









On the way out, DD spotted Dug and Russell and she wanted to stop and see them, so we got in line.





There was a woman in front of us that was really annoying. She seemed nice enough, but she was one of those people that was super loud. It was as if she needed everyone around her to hear every word she had to say. I felt so sorry for her family. I have a friend like this, too and she is a wonderful person. But sometimes her “level” as she calls it, can be a bit much. My friend is aware of this and she will ask us sometimes if she is being too loud and isn’t hurt when we tell her that maybe she should tone it down a bit. This lady, however, did not appear to have an inside voice at all.

So this lady was talking about how she was staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge and how her son bought some pins and where could she trade them. I told her all of the resorts had a pin board that she could go to the gift shops and look and they would trade. Also, the CM’s with pins on their lanyards would trade with you.

Could she wait to tell her family this until after she got out of line ?? Oh no !! She had to scream it across the path at her family that was waiting for her. Oh my word, she was so LOUD. DD was looking at me like “oh my goodness, can you believe this lady??”

When Russell and Dug went to take a break, she yells out, in her booming voice, “are they going to go change their costumes now ??” I was dumbfounded and so were the other people in line who turned to look at her. The CM handler quickly recovered saying that those weren’t costumes, they were the REAL Dug and Russell and they just needed to go get a snack and they would be back. Loud Lady tried to recover …”that is right, those are the real people. They just need a snack, OK, right.” We were all so glad when she left. She was very attention seeking and very annoying.

Anyway, Dug and Russell were really fun and DD very much enjoyed meeting them.





You can see her wet pants from the Kali River Rapids ride here.

















It was a fun character meet. This was the longest line we waited in all day.
At this point, it was about 12:30 PM and the kids wanted to go back and eat at the Mara and DD wanted to go swimming, so we headed back to AKL.
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I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of how Dinoland fits (or rather doesn't) with the rest of the AK park, but I do appreciate the cheesey humor of it.

I'm always up for 3 rides in a row on Dinosaur! Granted, they probably couldn't make it any rougher of a ride if they tried, but it is fun and the animatronics are pretty impressive!
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:44 AM   #434
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Fun rest of the morning at AK. I cannot remember the last time we did Kali Rapids. Mark has an issue with getting wet. Maybe the girls will want to go on since it will be hot next month.

We loved our character meet and greet with Doug and Russell last year.

Wow...talk about a woman who needs to tone it down a notch (or two or three).
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:56 AM   #435
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Caught up again. I really need to get out of my miserable mood. You and Scott are going to make me blush. Thankfully I've been at ball games so my face is already red.

I like Dinosaur but it can be a very jerky ride. I think I like it more for the challenge of trying to get pictures on it .

I have never gone on Kali. I have way to much invested in my cameras to risk them getting wet.

The egg rolls look good. DO you get one or 2 per order?

I can spend the whole day at AK. I love the park and there are so many photographic opportunities. That lady in the line may have caused me to leave for asperin. I know I can be loud at times but it's because I have a hearing loss and I compensate. I just tell my family they need to remind me if I am getting too loud.

Looking forward to more.
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