My mom found a beautiful place for us to stay at - the room we were in was close to a great swimming pool and grocery store on property which was very convenient. The room we stayed in was so perfect for all of us. There were two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a patio, a large kitchen, washer/dryer, living room and so much room for all of us. We didn't feel like we were on top of each other in the hotel - so nice!
The first day we headed to Animal Kingdom. What a fantastic day we had. I'll let the pictures start my story:
The first stop we made of our entire Disney World experience was this show called "The Festival of the Lion King." It was a very, very well done musical type show. It combined interacting with the audience, puppetry, and pageantry along with excellent music and singing.
As you can imagine, this little beauty had a blast! I wasn't sure how Annie would handle everything from having to sleep in her stroller, the crowds, the rides, the commotion, being schlepped around...all of that...but she did REMARKABLY well. Grace too. I saw lots of meltdowns and tantrums at the park - we had literally NONE.
Thank goodness my friend Sarena borrowed us this stroller. Was a lifesaver. Annie rode comfortably, and there was room for Grace to sit or stand also - even when Annie was laid completely back and napping. LIFE.SAVER.
On the Jeep Safari ride in the land of Africa we saw tons of cool animals! Very cool, and an interesting route and way to see them along with a funny guide. Annie was very happy on this ride.
Grace was very excited to meet characters while at Disney World. She was excited to fill out her autograph book and take photos with them. This was our first meeting - Christmas Goofy and Pluto! We were lucky, they took a break right after they were done with Grace!
Animal Kingdom overall was a favorite with many things - The Lion King, rollercoaster, Bugs Life and was an overall favorite for Annie. Not so fun was when it POURED on us when we were trying to get out of the park. Straight down pour on us the entire 15 minutes it took to get out of the park and then we still had to make it through the massive parking lot to find the car! YIKES!