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Old 09-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #92
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I love the lobby of the BCV. It's such a pretty area. Do you have points there or did you book at 7 months? I am really due to stay there again.

Those baby giraffes are SO cute! Wow. They get big fast, don't they?

Great way to start your day on the Safari!
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #93
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Between your updates and mine, I can't keep up.

What a great safari ride. We sat in the back row on our trip last month and ti was great.

You got great pictures of all the animals (and most of them up and moving), especially the giraffes and elephants.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #94
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I love the lobby of the BCV. It's such a pretty area. Do you have points there or did you book at 7 months? I am really due to stay there again.

We own at SSR, so we got this at 7 months. Loved it !!

Those baby giraffes are SO cute! Wow. They get big fast, don't they?

They were cute. They were much smaller than the adults, but it is hard to tell from the photos, because we got just the babies together with no adults in the photo. But they are born 6 feet tall already.

Great way to start your day on the Safari!
We always do the safari first.


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Between your updates and mine, I can't keep up.

LOL - I need to go catch up with yours !! I wanna see that male Devine.


What a great safari ride. We sat in the back row on our trip last month and ti was great.

I never really thought about it, so I am glad the CM hooked us up. The back seat is the best !!


You got great pictures of all the animals (and most of them up and moving), especially the giraffes and elephants.
DH took all of those. He takes much better photos than I do.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #95
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Day 2 – Part 3

After riding EE twice in a row with our glorious fast passes, DS and I had to get a root beer float from my favorite AK ice cream truck.











I just love the detail on this thing.

Not crowded at all – ahhh September !!





Root beer float – yummy. I hate the paper straws though. But I understand the need for them.



While we were off riding Expedition Everest, DH took DD to check out the Wilderness Explorer Activity. It was a neat little setup. You went around to all of these little stations and you would learn about animals or different cultures. It was really neat. There are 22 stations and you got a sticker for each one you went to.





I think she was able to get 4 of them. I really liked this activity and we can’t wait to have more time to check it out. DD was hilarious and kept running around saying, “The wilderness must be explored !!, caw, caw ,caw !!”

Here is one of the Wilderness Explorer Stations





DH and DD went to ride Kali River Rapids. Not fans of getting wet, DS and I just looked around and waited for them to be done.





More details – I loved all of the signs













When they got done, we headed over to Dinoland.



I thought DD wanted to ride some rides there, but she just wanted to ride Dinosaur, so DH got fastpasses and we went to Restaurantasaurus to get something to eat.

The kids each got Chicken Nuggets



DH and I shared a burger



And everyone got the chocolate mousse for dessert.



The food was good and filled us up. I liked the mousse once I got past that first weird layer.

I never noticed the light fixtures in here before. They were really cool.


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OK caught up again. The Dis meet sounds like fun. I totally get the crayon and white screen meaning color. Several years ago my grandson decided permanent marker and a tile floor at church meant color too. My priest was so cool about it. Just got some paper and told Mikey to use that instead.

I love the safari ride but I swear I get more pics of animal behinds. I am thinking of starting a book - Butts of the Animal World. We had a baby giraffe at our zoo and I loved getting pics of him. He's not a baby anymore sadly.

I love EE but my DH has banned that ride this year. He is afraid of my ankle getting hurt even more or a ride breakdown and me getting stuck.

I will have to look for that cart though, I LOVE root beer floats.
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OK caught up again. The Dis meet sounds like fun. I totally get the crayon and white screen meaning color. Several years ago my grandson decided permanent marker and a tile floor at church meant color too. My priest was so cool about it. Just got some paper and told Mikey to use that instead.

It was a fun Dismeet ! The coloring was funny. You had to look close to notice it.

I love the safari ride but I swear I get more pics of animal behinds. I am thinking of starting a book - Butts of the Animal World. We had a baby giraffe at our zoo and I loved getting pics of him. He's not a baby anymore sadly.

LOL - I know what you mean, they show their backsides a lot don't they ??

I love EE but my DH has banned that ride this year. He is afraid of my ankle getting hurt even more or a ride breakdown and me getting stuck.

I couldn't ride the bumpy rides when I first got hurt and right after surgery. It was just too painful. I think it is the smoothest coaster in all of WDW. I have never heard of anyone getting stuck on it. It appears your DH doesn't have much faith in your luck - or that lack of it - LOL

I will have to look for that cart though, I LOVE root beer floats.
Those root beer floats are really good and so are the ones at Auntie Gravities in Tomorrowland at MK.
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Those potatoes do look good! I remember your live thread updates. I need to get those somehow.

Also agree on that mousse. I hate that slimy liquidy first layer of chocolate!
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I'm officially obsessed with the baby giraffes.

I think that ice cream truck would look right at home in my house.

I like Restaurantasaurus....mainly because it's one of the only indoor eating places in Animal Kingdom.
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I don't think I've ever seen that ice cream truck open. Maybe it's the time of day we pass it?

I'm with you and Danielle who said that first layer on the mousse is disgusting, but after that I am in heaven.

The Wilderness Explorer activity for kids looks like a great thing.
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I've never had the infamous chocolate mousse but I don't think I'm in danger of having some anytime soon! However, the burger looks good!

I love the authentic details at AK as well.
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I got DD a cinnamon roll

Which she didnt eat and DH and I ended up sharing the next morning.
Her loss. I don't care how much you don't like to eat breakfast, cinnamon rolls at Disney World are hard to beat.

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We saw Devine along the way.
I'd really like to see her sometime. But I guess we'd probably have to spend more time in AK for that to happen.

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These are the babies !!
Cool! I'm glad she got to see them!

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I might have to check this out next time. Looks like a neat idea and a fun way to kill some time around AK.

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DH and DD went to ride Kali River Rapids. Not fans of getting wet, DS and I just looked around and waited for them to be done.
I wish KRR was a better ride. I want to like it, but for a 30 second ride that only soaks you... Nice on a hot day if you're getting ready to leave the park, but otherwise, not worth it.
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Great update! Wonderful pics!
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Those potatoes do look good! I remember your live thread updates. I need to get those somehow.

The potatoes were really yummy. Everything else was just kinda meh. They need to step up their game at that food court.

Also agree on that mousse. I hate that slimy liquidy first layer of chocolate!
Why do they do that?? They do it with the cheesecake, too. That slimy gel - yuck Once you get past taht though, it always tastes really good.

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I'm officially obsessed with the baby giraffes.

Who isn't?? Giraffes are my favorite animal. Those babies were just so cute. We couldn't get a decent picture of them.

I think that ice cream truck would look right at home in my house.

I love that truck. It is just so cool. All of the detail on it and I just love the colors. And the ice cream is the really good soft serve. Not the fake stuff, but the thick creamy GOOD stuff.

I like Restaurantasaurus....mainly because it's one of the only indoor eating places in Animal Kingdom.
Besides Yak and Yeti, you are right. The kids love it there, but I could take it or leave it. The light fixtures were cool, though.

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I don't think I've ever seen that ice cream truck open. Maybe it's the time of day we pass it?

Maybe. We always go there in the morning. It is always open for us.

I'm with you and Danielle who said that first layer on the mousse is disgusting, but after that I am in heaven.

I wish they would just get rid of that layer. It's icky. But I agree, it is worth it to get at what is underneath. I just scrape off the top layer.

The Wilderness Explorer activity for kids looks like a great thing.
It was really cute, DD really liked it and she wished we had more time for it. We can take the book back next time though and finish up.

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I've never had the infamous chocolate mousse but I don't think I'm in danger of having some anytime soon! However, the burger looks good!

Once you get past that first layer, it is really good. Burger was good.

I love the authentic details at AK as well.
It is such a wonderfully themed park !!
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