Meeting Pocahontas in her new location, right outside of Caroline’s work! How convenient!
The most perfect time to go to the Animal Kingdom is in the winter. (Of course, “winter” in Orlando isn’t like winter in say, Minnesota!)
I went first thing in the morning after dropping Caroline off for work. It was a perfect day, sunny and low 70s, for seeing all the animals, and there were no lines at any of the rides or at the character Meet & Greets.
All the Fast Pass machines are gone, replaced by Fast Pass+ (magic bands) this month. But, there were no wait times for the Kilimanjaro Safari or the Kali River Rapids ride anyway. In the winter, there’s a lot of bird nesting behavior going on (interesting to watch), and several baby animals had already been born.
Meeting Donald Duck in DinoLand.
The baby giraffe on the Safari.
Outpost that overlooks the tigers.
Having a great time!
Meeting Balou and King Louie!
I think I found the perfect spot in Animal Kingdom – this view is in Asia.
At 500 acres, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is five times the size of the Magic Kingdom and more than twice the size of Epcot. But like Disney’s Hollywood Studios, most of the Animal Kingdom’s vast geography is only accessible on guided tours or as part of attractions. Animal Kingdom consists of five sections, or “lands:” The Oasis,Discovery Island, DinoLand U.S.A., Africa, and Asia. (A new land based on the movie Avatar is being created on the west side of the park that once housed Camp Minnie-Mickey.)
Its size notwithstanding, Animal Kingdom features a number of fun attractions. To be exact, there are seven rides, several walkthrough exhibits, an indoor theater, three amphitheaters, a conservation exhibit, and a children’s playground.