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14th December 2013 (Day 13): Animal Kingdom

220px-Animal_Kingdom_TPark_ColorEdging towards the end of our visit and we used up the last day on our 5-day Disney ticket  with a visit to Animal Kingdom.  Now this hasn’t been our favourite park on previous visits.  We find it to be busy and the pathways, especially through the animal areas are very narrow.  It’s always been baking hot as well during the time we have been before.

So we went with a degree of trepidation and a plan to see the shows rather than the animals.

Each park had a Christmas Tree at the entrance and the Animal Kingdom one was nice because it was all animal themed.

Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

We headed towards the Lion King stage area to see the show. But first we visited the characters who were there in their little areas.  Rosemary was very pleased to see Donald Duck, as she hadn’t met him and she really wanted to.

Donald Duck
Donald Duck

There was also Chip and Dale.

Chip and Dale
Chip and Dale

The Lion King show was excellent, sort of a bit like a Cirque du Soleil show.  Were were in the Lions which was very nice.

Click here and here to see some videos of the show.

Rosemary got an ice cream afterwards.

Ice Cream Time
Ice Cream Time

We walked around the park a bit after this, not with any great plan, and just had a look at things as we went. We ended up in the Dinosaur area.

Dino-Rama
Dino-Rama

And had an ice cream cookie sandwich.

Ice cream cookie sandwich
Ice cream cookie sandwich

We wanted to see “Finding Nemo the Musical” so went there next.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo

It was a really great show and you could imagine it being a full musical on stage somewhere.

Day was winding down by this time but we had wanted to meet Pocahontas earlier (she was with Donald and Chip & Dale) but she was on a break.  So we went back just as her session was starting.

Pocahontas and Meeko
Pocahontas and Meeko

And just time to go and see the It’s A Bugs Life show, which is a 3D film with added effects like smoke and water.  Plus they have really cool 3D glasses.

It's a Bugs Life
It’s a Bugs Life

And finally just a couple of shots in front of the Tree of Life.

Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life

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