Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We received 2 tickets to Disney..

Disney's Animal Kingdom

We were invited to visit Walt Disney World and since we’ve been to the Magic Kingdom several tomes lately we choose to visit Animal Kingdom. I’m not sure my daughter has ever been there and I was hoping that it would intrigue my 13 year old son.

Wilderness Explorers

Of course since it was my daughter’s birthday weekend she had her Disney Birthday Pin on so every employee told her “Happy Birthday” all day long.

The first stop was the Wilderness Explorer Station. Savannah got a badge and booklet to collect additional badges in. The badges station are all throughout Animal Kingdom.

It's Tough to be a Bug

The next stop was It’s Tough to Be a Bug. This is a great attraction and so fun! Little ones might be a little frightened but I’d say ages 4 and up will love it. Ten years ago my son was so scared I had to take him out. He was three. Basically it’s a wonderful 3-D movie and there is water, mist and fog that comes up from the seats in front of you. Then at the end the “bugs’ crawl out underneath your bottom!

Animal Kingdom

After It’s Tough to be a Bug, Savannah got her first explorer badge by learning more about bugs.

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Then it was off to the Kilimanjaro Safaris! This is always a fun ride for everyone! You ride in an open-air vehicle for a tour of a lush African savanna. Where you can see exotic animals like lions and elephants. Savannah pretended to be afraid…

Affection Station

The Affection Section is a wonderful place where you can pet the animals. You have to take the Wildlife Express Train to get there. Trains are always a fun way to travel. At the Affection Section you can see Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Cows and Pigs. There are brushes to brush the animals and food to feed them.

The goats were enjoying my husband’s cane. Not sure what made that popular but they really liked it!

Disney's Animal Kingdom

The final stop was The Boneyard. My daughter had a blast playing on all the slides and structures.

The Boneyard

Being the little diva that she is she had to strike a pose…


Despite the fact that it was a cold day we had a great time. How can you not have a great time at Disney?

                             Have you been to Animal Kingdom lately?


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  1. This looks like an amazing time, I Love exotic animals and learning about them!

  2. It’s been a while since we’ve been at Animal Kingdom, I think the last time we were there was in 2006 or so. We have some great photos of our daughter in the Bone Yard from different times of visiting the park, and it’s fun to see how she grew between our visits. The Lion King show is still our favorite attraction in the park.

  3. I am pretty sure my daughter would like this way better than rides.

  4. We have never been to Disney with our children, but Animal Kingdom looks like it would be right up our alley. 🙂 Looks like you all had a wonderful day!

  5. That looks like so much fun! I never even knew it existed! Looks like a fun time, and I love that even though it was chilly you still had tons of fuN!

  6. That looks like so much fun! I never even knew it existed! Looks like a fun time, and I love that even though it was chilly you still had tons of fuN!

  7. This looks like such a great trip and experience. I have not been the Animal Kingdom. I know I will love it when I do go.

  8. We never got around to the boneyard – looks fun. We did visit once a couple of years ago and had a blast. That Yeti roller coaster is AWESOME!

  9. I went about a year ago and I love the safari too. We usually do that first thing in the morning before lines get too long. I also love the Bug’s Life show!

  10. Looks like an awesome place to take the whole family!

  11. I hope to go to Animal Kingdom one day with the family.

  12. I want to go so bad! We live on the other side of the country though so we’re waiting until our littles are a bit older before making that journey.

  13. This would be such a fun place to visit! 🙂

  14. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. My mom is a huge animal lover and has been wanting to visit Animal Kingdom for years. Perhaps we’ll have to arrange a trip for her next milestone birthday!

  15. Looks like fun. I so want to take my kids here some day in the future

  16. We have been once and my daughter enjoyed it she loves animals.

  17. I’d really love to be able to take our kids there someday! It looks amazing.

  18. We love the Animal Kingdom. The boys love the animals, and I love all the educational aspects the park has to offer.

  19. THe hadn on the hip is KILLING ME! My daughter does the same thing …. where do they learn this??? lol

    It looks like a very fun excursion — I wish we were closer to Disney!

  20. I wish we lived closer, my son would love it! I love the pick of your daughter holding onto her brother 🙂

  21. Looks so amazing! My son would love seeing all those animals!

  22. Love Animal Kingdom. Looks like y’all had a blast.

  23. I love Animal Kingdom. It has so much to offer from animals to rides, it’s one of the best parks. Of course i love them all LOL