Sunday, March 1, 2015

Day 6: Animal Kingdom

On Monday January 26th we headed in to Animal Kingdom.  It was Cole's 6th birthday that day and he was so happy for all the attention he was receiving from everyone that saw his birthday button.

The kids loved the number and variety of animals that were out and about for viewing in the park.  Disney did a great job of making it feel like you were actually out in the wild and not just in a zoo.
These birds were walking around along the Maharajah Jungle Trek.

Animal Kingdom doesn't have as many rides as the other parks, but it didn't happen to have our favorite ride of all the parks- Expedition Everest.  It was the best roller coaster that we rode.  We enjoyed it so much that it was the only ride that we actually waited in line for more than 15 minutes to ride again.  We had fast passes for the first time, but decided the wait was worth it to go a second time. We also rode Primeval Whirl, Triceratop Spin, and Dinosaur.

After riding a bunch of the rides we caught a showing of the Lion King.  It was very well done and fun to see.  Aside from Expedition Everest, the family favorite was the Kilimanjaro Safari.  We rode through the park in these safari jeeps and around every corner we found new and exciting animals.

It was a birthday that Cole won't soon forget.  When we got back to the hotel we gave him his birthday "cake".  A hostess cup cake.  He loved it.  Happy 6th birthday to Cole!