Been There, Done That, Going Back! Day 11-Animal Kingdom

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  1. darthtatty

    darthtatty Been There, Done That, Going Back!

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    Day 11
    Sunday 24th May 2009 Animal Kingdom
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    Me (Nicky)-34 -The sensible one lol Magic Kingdom fan, love the water rides, doesn’t like the simulation rides.
    Matt-37 Major Star Wars fan-loves DHS, likes simulation rides.
    Luke-9 huge Star wars fan-Loves DHS and water rides


    All got up around 7.15 am and had the usual breakfast at the Contempo Café.
    We caught the bus to Animal Kingdom, today was a very hot day.
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    We were hoping it would stay that way as we wanted to go to DHS for Fantasmic later.
    Started off by having a quick look around and then headed to Dinosaur land. We went on the Dinosaur ride, typically it broke down on us for a few minutes. We thought it was just ok, just very bumpy.
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    We then went on primeval whirl; the cast members let us do it twice. Next was the Nemo Musical, we all thought it was very good.
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    Next up was Expedition Everest, when I read about it I wasn’t too sure I wanted to do it. One of the things I was worried about was that Luke wasn’t able to do it as although there were two people side by side they were separated. Which meant whoever sat next to Luke couldn’t hold onto him properly. I knew there was a test vehicle so we went looking for that, I think it hidden so we asked a cast member to direct us. We spent 5-10 mins deciding before finally thinking lets give it a go.
    I don’t know what I was worried about, it was a lot tamer than I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong I loved it, but I thought it was a bit tame.
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    We then all went on Kali River rapids. Only Matt got wet, Luke found it very funny.
    It was really hot now and we stopped for lunch. My bag broke while on holiday so matt carried around the cash; which meant he got most Lunches and Dinners. He never has much luck because he was gone ages and there were only a few people in the queue ahead of him. We had Yak & Yeti counter service; the food was very yummy and tasty.
    After Lunch we did Kilimanjaro safari before finding a spot for the parade. I went to get an ice cream but my luck wasn’t in. I queued for about 10mins and it didn’t move. With loads in front of me I gave up.
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    We enjoyed the parade and decided to watch the Lion King show after. I thought the show was really good. We had planned to go and see some characters after the show, but as it was getting late thought we’d better head back to the hotel for our Chef Mickey’s ADR seeing as we’d missed it the other night. Just as well really because when we left the theatre is started to rain heavily. We had a quick look in the shops before heading to the bus; we were soaked by the time we reached the bus stop even with our raincoats on.

    After showering and changing we headed to Chef Mickeys for our ADR
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    I thought i took some pictures of the food but cant find any except for a couple of Puddings.
    We all had a great meal, were there over an hour (did say we were slow)
    I did feel like the server was trying to get rid of us fairly quickly but we took our time.
    The food was nice and had a great selection, though as with most buffets it was warm. I thought after i should have gone to the Contempo to use the Microwave :rotfl:

    Well seeing as it was still raining and a little bit of lightening. We decided that seeing as we were dry we didnt want to get wet again. So that meant no Fantasmic tonight, and probably no Fantasmic for this holiday. Its a shame but its not like we havent seen it before and im sure we'll see it again.
    So i guess there was only one place we were going..............
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  3. strawberry blonde

    strawberry blonde DIS Veteran

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    Wow, you're certainly packing lots in on this trip. The photos are great and bring back lots of memories. Luke looks as if he's having a great time.
    Hope you got to see Fantasmic later on.
     
  4. Goofysmate

    Goofysmate <font color=red>Isn't fussed where she is, as long

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    Busy day & shame you missed out on Fantastmic .
    We've seen Fantastmic & thought it was well worth it , so fingers crossed you might all get to see it before you come home .
    Great photo's and report :thumbsup2
     
  5. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    Great day Nicky :thumbsup2
     
  6. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    Another fun day Nicky :) I love your pics, especially the Animal Kingdom parade ones :thumbsup2
     
  7. Snowy-girls

    Snowy-girls Did you speak to a 'human being'

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    Great day,we missed out on Dinosaur this year :sad2:,we actually forgot about it-until we had been home a few days-we was very annoyed with ourselves :mad:.We loved the parade at AK,love your pics :thumbsup2.x.
     
  8. Jets fan

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    Another great day with Luke smiling away in the pics. You look like you all had a brilliant time.

    Tina
     
  9. Pinky166

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    Looks like you had a great day at AK.
     
  10. cap'njack.

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    Another great day...you look like you are having a brilliant time!
     
  11. darthtatty

    darthtatty Been There, Done That, Going Back!

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    i think he had a fab time ;)
    thanks :)

    Thanks Nat

    i took loads of parade, it isnt till you start watching the parades you realise how long they are. This ones really different compared to the others but still great.

    Aww thats a shame, im sure youll get to do it in the future.

    Luckily i took loads of pics of Luke, it lots he was pulling funny faces. He's at that ages too old to do a natural smile but too young to do a picture smile.
    Had a great day here really.

    Thanks it was good, i know we missed a few things but did most of it.

    The holiday was fab, cant wait for the next one :rotfl:
     
  12. jockey

    jockey Runs for Wine!

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    Great pics, we too missed Fantasmic (we were there same time) due to the rain, and wishes too
     
  13. irongirlof12

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    fab day AK is always so darn hot :cloud9:
     
  14. Pegasus928

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    Some more great pics and you certainly sound like you were having a great time. Good to see you didnt let the rain dampen your spirits too much.
     

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