Needing a long over due sabbatical, my mother and I piled into the car and drove over to WDW for the weekend. With family from everywhere coming into town, it was the perfect opportunity for us to have a good time. Should you wish to see all the photos I took this weekend, please visit HERE.
We arrived to our lovely room at the Radisson World Gate. I had booked it through the travel link on Mice Chat for an unbelievable rate of $49 a night. We were extremely satisfied with our hotel, it was right next to Animal Kingdom on W 192. It had free Wifi, refrigerator, pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and sleep number beds! We will definitely be going back there for our next trip!
View wasn't bad either!
Let's get to the parks! Animal Kingdom was calling us!
We stopped by Guest Relations to load up the gift card and I see Rixter peering through the bars. What luck!
So we joined our CA crew and set off on a DAK adventure!
It was a very lively day for the animals, we saw many along the way.
Well maybe not this guy, but he looked comfy!
So many paths to explore and get lost in.
We found ourselves getting lost in the beauty of the Tree of Life, it's such a great path!
Ducks? I think. LOL
It's so much fun finding all the animals on the tree, there's always something new to discover!
To those people that say there just isn't enough shade at Animal Kingdom I say you just aren't looking hard enough.
As it was lunch time the gang headed over to Yak and Yeti to eat.
Say hi DoomBgi!
The food selection was excellent and the company unmatched!
And the atmosphere there is just amazing.
After filling our bellys we headed over to the Flights of Wonder show. There was a little bit of concern that the show wouldn't go on due to the rain, happily, this wasn't the case.
It's Poncho Man!
And his sidekick Slicker Rick!
So we sought refuge from the rain in hopes of making it back in time for the show and took on It's Tough To Be a Bug!
And as luck would have it, the heavens parted and made way for us to partake in the wonderful Flights of Wonder.
This guy was CRAZY funny!
He sang us 2 pretty songs.
I think owls are probably my favorite bird, they are incredibly stunning.
I always tear up when they bring out Hope, darn inspirational music! LOL
It's Safari time!!
I got a lot of the same pics as Fishy as we were both sitting in kind of the same place, so I won't post very many here.
Yeah, I'm talking about you!
We had a minor traffic back up as some animal was blocking the way, that happens from time to time.
I saw this guy hiding in the bushes staring us down, I was feeling a little apprehensive.
Success! At least we didn't get stuck here. I'm having flashbacks to that movie Romancing the Stone. Ira
: Look at those snappers, will you!
(Everyone under the age of 25 just went, "Huh?")
Excuse me, coming through, outta my way!
Upon exiting the parade was just starting to go by, what luck!
All aboard! It's time for Rafiki's Watch Planet!!
Rafiki is awesome.
It's near closing time and we haven't used our Everest FP's??! Train please!
While the sprint walkers of the group ran ahead to ride Everest, the rest of us took a nice leisurely stroll back. But wait there's more! Stay tune as we park hop it over to DHS for some Star Wars Hoopla fun!