The day started with a “mysterious stain” on the back of my shorts. I don’t remember going to the bathroom in my pants, but I suppose anything is possible
This was my sister, brother-in-law, nephews, and cousin’s last day and we got a late start. My sister wanted to bring my nephews back over to the Magic Kingdom earlier than we had planned so our group split up mid day. Those of us that stayed at Animal Kingdom were able to visit both Finding Nemo the Musical as well as Festival of the Lion King for shows, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest (x2), and Dinosaur for rides, and the Oasis, Tree of Life, Discovery Island, Pangani Forest and Maharajah Jungle Trek animal exhibits. Photos for all of those will be below the rest of the Animal Kingdom write up.
My cousin had never been to the Animal Kingdom before and she seemed to really enjoy it, with her highlights being the two shows, Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest. Over an Expedition Everest I was expecting to see a new species of antelope called the Addax, but I didn’t see it on either the Wild Africa Trek tour or today’s ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris. It’s possible they were not in site, but if anyone knows any more information about them it would be appreciated.
Over in the Pangani Forest, the Jafar rock has been trimmed (I’ve seen an overgrowth of plant life on previous trips), so you can now see the original intent – a rock made to look like the villain from Aladdin, Jafar:
We all had a mid afternoon snack at Dino-Bites – Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches that were enormous. They were very good, I highly recommend them. Another point of note, one of my favorite things to do during the Festival of the Lion King is watch the Fire Twirler when he’s not twirling fire. Normally he has no rhythm, but today seemed to be an exception.
I took a few shots of the Tree of Life, but would like another chance at night with a tripod.
After Animal Kingdom we headed over to Magic Kingdom where we were able to get a much better view of The Magic, Memories and You Castle show. I was very impressed with the visuals, and the photos are almost inconsequential. I do see this being a logistical nightmare for cast members though – they were using the run off exit behind the Tomorrowland side of Main Street to usher guests to the exit.
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All in all, this was another good day, and we’ll see my sister’s family and cousin off tomorrow morning.