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Old 05-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:03 PM   #17
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Joining in! We will be at AKL on Thursday. I can't wait. I'll have to try the Spiced Dole Whip, if they still have it then.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #18
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:04 AM   #19
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Talking Good Morning my Diser friends!

Beautiful morning here at Animal Kingdom lodge. I just had my hot tea on my balcony and watched the sun come up.


Then we had some giraffe come visit us....I love having a Savanna view!!


Getting ready to head to breakfast and then spend the day at Animal Kingdom park....

Will post again later.....
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Wonderful trip report! Thank you for sharing your story! I hope you continue to have a terrific trip! We are going to AKL in November! Can hardly wait!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:54 AM   #21
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We get there in 2 days! Your pictures got me so excited!! Maybe we will pass each other sometime.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #22
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Wonderful day at AK

The morning started off beautiful!!!


I just think Animal Kingdom is such a pretty park. We went to Asia first and got our FP for EE and then headed to the Safari. This was around 10am and we only waited maybe 15 minutes for the KS.





Then we made our way back to Asia and saw D'vine...She is lovely! Don't have her picture uploaded yet...

Then we used our FP for EE and it was so awesome that we got another FP for later..

Road Dinasour, Primevil Whirl and went to see Tough to be a bug..

Bug eyes!


Then I had read about the Dawa bar so we had to try the Dawa Coloda with Pina Coloda with Raspberry infused puree...It was delightful!!!




Then the rain came!!! We still had a blast!! DD and I got to ride in the front car of EE in the rain!! So much fun!!

Here is Mom and Jo in the midst of the rain......


We never waited more than 20 minutes for anything today...

So we are now back at AKV and headed to Mara for something to eat..Planning to go to DTD this evening.....
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Very interested in your report because I am thinking of going the same time next May.How are the crowds and weather? Have a wonderful trip and so jealous of those adult beverages
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:17 PM   #24
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Love live TR's! AKV looks so inviting esp the Savannah view. Will try to book a couple nights there on our next family trip - can't wait for my granddaughters to be old enough to have a girls only trip.
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The crowds are a bit heavy at times, but very managable. We have used FP and really have not waited more than 20 min for anything. I will let you know as the weeks goes on. I figure the weekend is always busier. Weather has been warm and a bit humid...nothing horrible though...really nice in the shade and when you catch a breeze. This afternoon was a little stormy. I am sitting on our balcony now and the breeze feels nice...the rain cooled everything down. We plan to head to DTD around 7.

We had a bite to eat at Mara and the Veggie flatbread was excellent. Mom also really liked the grilled chicken ceasar salad.
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The crowds are a bit heavy at times, but very managable. We have used FP and really have not waited more than 20 min for anything. I will let you know as the weeks goes on. I figure the weekend is always busier. Weather has been warm and a bit humid...nothing horrible though...really nice in the shade and when you catch a breeze. This afternoon was a little stormy. I am sitting on our balcony now and the breeze feels nice...the rain cooled everything down. We plan to head to DTD around 7.

We had a bite to eat at Mara and the Veggie flatbread was excellent. Mom also really liked the grilled chicken ceasar salad.
Thanks for all the great info
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We go in about 4 weeks, so it is good to be able to get this information!

Looks like you are having fun!
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AKV...I'm tuned in.
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How was DTD and where did you go today?
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Hey folks...Finally back in the room....fun day at the beach!

So last night we went to DTD ,but got in late so I did not post....

It was pretty packed last night. World of Disney was wall to wall people as usual......Still we had a great time!
The flowes are just gorgeous around DTD.



They had some great entertainment and bands playing last night. It was a beautiful evening to sit out and listen to music.


The we had to eat at our favorite place. Wolfgang puck express...Josie had her favorite Pepperoni flat bread pizza and then we all had the crème brulee.
It is our favorite dessert at WDW.



I ended up getting a wrap from Earl of Sandwich and it was good too. I got the Baja chicken wrap.

We got back around 10:30 and went to bed.

Day 3 Beach Day!!
Our day started out a bit rough. I called Alamo for the shuttle and she said be ready for a 9:10am pick up. Well we sat there almost an hour and I called 3 times and finally they picked us up. Aggravating, but we got over it. Once we got to the rental place it went really quick and we got in our Malibu and headed to the beach.

Just a little less than an hour and we were in Cocoa Beach. We spent the day Alan Shepard park. $7 to park and we were able to rent an umbrella, 2 loungers and body board for $30.




The clouds looked a bit scary today, but then it cleared off nicely and turned into a beautiful day at the beach.
We ate at this cool little open air beach bar called the Sandbar. $1 margaritas after 4 on Mondays! We had some really good crab legs and peel and eat shrimp. Prices were great too and they had an acoustic guitarist playing. It was nice.


So after we had dinner we checked out Ron Jon's and got a Starbucks and made our way back to AKV.

Heading back the skies were black and lightening and we could tell it had poured here. We were greeted back at AKV with a beautiful rainbow.




I was headed to the laundry and one of the cast members told us it got so bad that two lightening strikes were dangerously close to guests waiting for the buses at MK. So glad we headed to the beach today.

We also saw on CNN all the destruction in OK...crazy storms....

So anyway that was our day!! Nice break from the parks. We decided to just keep the car till morning since we are headed to MK. It is on the way and they will drop us off at the park afterwards.

Planning to have lunch at Be our Guest tomorrow......Stay tuned.

Mom and Josie just called me to our balcony...we can actually hear and see the top of Wishes from MK and see the Eiffel tower lit up at Epcot!! COOL!

See you all tomorrow......Vacation tired is the best tired!!!
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